2014 Goals, Fitness, Running, Yoga

Chicago Half Marathon

This Sunday I completed my third Chicago Half Marathon! This race has a special place in my heart because it was my very first half marathon in 2011. Since then I've completed six half-marathons, and I'm totally hooked. I've learned that I prefer smaller races with fewer participants, but since this half is held on Chicago's… Continue reading Chicago Half Marathon

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2014 Goals, Fitness, Running

360 Spring Ahead 10K

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

2014 Goals, Running

We Stand with Boston 5k

Last weekend Hubs and I went for a 5k run together. I planned this as my We Stand with Boston virtual 5k through Will Run for Bling and Charity. Proceeds from race registrations were donated to the One Fund Boston. It was important to me to show support for the Boston marathoners this year, and while… Continue reading We Stand with Boston 5k

2014 Goals, Fitness, Running

Good Form Running Clinic

I recently attended a Good Form Running Clinic. It was held at the Naperville Running Company...aka the "dangerous" store according to Hubs (at least when it comes to my shopping habits!). Two NRC experienced runners conducted the workshop. The principals we learned come from New Balance and Good Form Running. What is Good Form Running you… Continue reading Good Form Running Clinic

2014 Goals, Fitness, Running

Arbor Day 10k at the Morton Arboretum

Today was race #3 in my 14 in 2014 Race Challenge. One step closer to completion! This morning I ran the Arbor Day 10k at the Morton Arboretum. I loved attending a local race. I rolled out of bed, fed pup, grabbed some coffee and left for the race 45 minutes before the start. What… Continue reading Arbor Day 10k at the Morton Arboretum

2014 Goals, Running

Training Journal

I started keeping a training journal in November, and I absolutely love it. It's empowering to look back on past months and see what I've accomplished...and where I need to improve! This month my goal was to come back from being sick all of December, build my mileage and start cross training regularly. At the… Continue reading Training Journal