Fitness, Healthy Eating, Pets, Running

Summer Running Fun

Eight weeks of 10K training are in the books! This spring has been an incredible time of falling back in love with running post-injury. My BRF, Nadja, and I have been training for our 10K for 8 weeks now, and I'm loving every minute of it (even the hot and humid ones!). After my injury… Continue reading Summer Running Fun

Fitness, Good Reads, Quotes, Reading, Running, Yoga

A Metaphor for Life

This week I've been reading Haruki Murakami's memoir What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and there's a passage that's deeply resonated with me. Sometimes folks wonder, "Why run?" Well, Murakami has the answer. "Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you're… Continue reading A Metaphor for Life

Fitness, Running

Slow and Steady

  Holy guacamole, do I love running! It can be easy to forget after an unplanned hiatus (well hello there, stress fracture and bronchitis), but I'm grateful for these experiences because they're giving me the opportunity to fall in love with running again ❤ And it's been an incredible experience thus far to witness my… Continue reading Slow and Steady

Fitness, Running

Operation First Marathon, Complete!

Thank you for everyone who supported me this past fall! Together we raised $605 to support A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter in Naperville, IL. I was totally blown away by everyone's willingness to support this venture - so to all of you, a million thanks! And to top it off, I completed my first marathon. Waaahooo! The… Continue reading Operation First Marathon, Complete!

Fitness, Running, Yoga

Running: The Forward Motion that Soothes the Soul

In the months leading up to a race I focus my time and energy on training, nutrition and sleep. I devour Runner's World Magazine the moment it arrives in the mail and I foam roll until the cows come home. After long runs I look super sexy in my tall, hot pink compression socks and Birkenstock sandals… Continue reading Running: The Forward Motion that Soothes the Soul

Fitness, Pets, Running

Spring Training…Commence!

Spring training is officially underway! Hubs and I are running the Chicago Spring Half Marathon in May, and we've logged a full week of training thus far. I always enjoy our runs together. It's the perfect time to touch base, encourage each other (especially when my legs feel like lead!) and share the feeling of… Continue reading Spring Training…Commence!

Fitness, Running, Running New Places, Travel

Disney Princess Half Marathon – Escape from Chiberia

Where's the most magical place on earth? Why, I do believe it's Disney World! My best friend, T, and I ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon this past weekend, and I'm so glad we planned to run this race together. We signed up waaaaaay back in early 2014 when registration opened, and it's a good… Continue reading Disney Princess Half Marathon – Escape from Chiberia

Fitness, Yoga

Yoga Under the Stars

Have you ever practiced yoga outside? What about under the stars?! This weekend, Hubs and I joined our friends for a yoga class at the Adler Planetarium. What an incredible experience! We practiced in the Grainger Sky Theater, and as we looked skyward we were greeted with incredibly beautiful pictures of the night sky, our galaxy and much… Continue reading Yoga Under the Stars

Fitness, Yoga

Everything in Moderation

Remember when we chatted about the yamas and niyamas of yoga? One I've been thinking about lately is brahmacharya - the practice of moderation. Brahmacharya (moderation, non-excess): Brahmacharya teaches us to recognize that moment of "just enough" so we don't move past it into uncomfortable excess. Maybe it's by pushing away the plate of french fries or… Continue reading Everything in Moderation