Fitness, Yoga

Let Your Inner Light Shine

Yoga teacher training is an incredible experience! Yoga is so much more than the physical movement, and it's been exciting learning about the eightfold path of yoga and how to extend my yoga practice off the mat. I find the below definition of the eightfold path from Yoga Journal to be insightful: "In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the eightfold… Continue reading Let Your Inner Light Shine

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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

Fitness, Pets, Running, Uncategorized, Yoga

Ch-Ch-Changes

This summer has been a time of transition. With my amazing husband's encouragement and support, I quit my established career to pursue my dreams. I like to call it my quarter-life-crisis...and it happened right on time, just months after my 25th birthday. I had the most supportive and encouraging colleagues when I worked in international… Continue reading Ch-Ch-Changes

Fitness, Running, Yoga

Busy, Busy!

The last few weeks have been busy ones in our household! Here's what we've been up to: LASIK Surgery First Wedding Anniversary Hubs' 25th Birthday 40 Day Yoga Challenge Marathon Training Commences! Registered for the Disney Princess Half Marathon! In the beginning of July I went under the knife (or laser as the case may… Continue reading Busy, Busy!

Fitness, Pets, Running

Dog Park Exploration

Recently I've discovered the beauty of the off-leash dog park. I'm so glad to live in DuPage County with its six off-leash parks. Millie's finally had all of her required shots, and now that we have our dog park permit we're free to roam the trails. We've visited the Blackwell Forest Preserve twice now, which is good for… Continue reading Dog Park Exploration

Blogging Awards, Fitness, Running

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I'm thrilled to have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Rob at Weight2Lose2013. How exciting! I've been part of the blogging community since January 2014, and I'm so glad I finally buckled down and started writing (truth be told I was a little nervous at the beginning!). I love this community, and… Continue reading Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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