Hubs and I had the most amazing engagement photoshoot in 2012 with Kate Miller Photography. Kate and her husband Joel shoot together in a vintage-inspired, artistic style. We absolutely love Kate and Joel and would've had them photograph our wedding in a heartbeat had we been married locally in IL and not across the country in… Continue reading Family Photoshoot
When I was a student in Aix-en-Provence I would run in Parc de la Torse frequently. Now that I'm living with my French host again I'm revisiting these running paths. Isn't it neat how you can go for a run years later (in my case 5 years), and your feet just seem to know where to… Continue reading Run, Nap, Run
Our final stop was Barcelona, Spain. This was my first visit to this beautiful city, and I loved every minute of it. We were there three days, and I tried to soak up as much of this wonderful place as possible during that time. One afternoon I went for a run, but I decided against bringing my… Continue reading Gaudí’s Barcelona
I'm back in Aix-en-Provence, which I consider to be my French home-away-from-home. Here are some pics from our recent adventures!
That's right folks, Run With Pup has gone international! In my professional life I'm an International Educator, and I work for a study abroad program that's based in Aix-en-Provence, France. I studied at IAU College as a student, and now I have the pleasure of working in our U.S. Office. One of the my favorite aspects of… Continue reading Bonjour!
It's hard to believe I'm halfway through the #100HappyDays Challenge! I've really enjoyed it thus far. Taking just a few minutes each day has helped me appreciate the little things. Here's a snapshot of days 26-50: Want to see more? Check out my review of #100HappyDays: Days 1-25 and follow me on Instagram!
"Slowly, as the seasons changed, so did my legs and my lungs. I clung to my realization that those moments of anger or desolation at desperate points of a lengthy run were basic physiological reactions to the situation. I told myself that if I could accept what they were, then I could learn to conquer… Continue reading Conquer
I recently tried my hand at homemade puppy treats, and it was a success! Hubs and I have spent a lot of money (and time!) at Petco purchasing the best treats for Millie...and I felt like there had to be a better solution to our treats need. We look for high-quality ingredients in treats that are… Continue reading Homemade Puppy Treats
Marathon running is as much mental as it is physical, if not more (so I'm told!). To help prepare for my first marathon I'm reading as many running books I can get my hands on. Often times I find inspirational quotes, insight and motivation in them - which I'm hoping will help train me mentally… Continue reading Run Across America
Today I ran the 360 Spring Ahead 10K trail run. This was my first trail race, and it was a lot of fun to mix things up. The trails weren't technically difficult, as the race went through the McDowell Grove Forest Preserve which is mostly turf and limestone trails, but I still liked the variation of terrain. The forest… Continue reading 360 Spring Ahead 10K