Is it just me, or did April fly by? I didn't run as much as I'd planned this month, but I'm still happy with my overall performance. I'd originally had a half marathon planned for May 18th and another in early June, but I'm going to be traveling from mid-May to mid-June for work, which derailed… Continue reading April Flashback
"I run because it's so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you're capable of so much more than you thought." - Arthur Blank
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
This week I was in Kansas City, MO for work, and I went for the most beautiful and rejuvenating run Tuesday morning. I'd never spent any real time in KC, and it was fun exploring the city on foot! Little did I know that there are beautiful fountains and sculptures around every corner. That morning I… Continue reading Exploring Kansas City
I've been on a reading binge lately. I received two books about running for my birthday last week, and I've already consumed them both. We had beautiful weather Saturday and Sunday, and I loved sitting outside with Pup, soaking up some sun and reading a good book. I was having so much fun I didn't… Continue reading Running Like a Girl
Mizuno USA shared an advertisement in the latest Runner's World magazine that caught my eye. They asked, "What If Everybody Ran?" Then I discovered this interactive campaign on their website with even more insights - score! If you're a runner I think you'll be able to identify with a lot of the items they address. The campaign features the positive benefits… Continue reading What If Everybody Ran?
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
Last week I was in San Diego, CA for work. I was lucky enough to sneak out for a run each morning, and it was rejuvenating to run with the sun on my back. Here are a few shots of the gorgeous weather! I completed my nine miler yesterday back in Chi-Town, and I kept… Continue reading Taste of Spring
How often do you feel happy? Join the #100HappyDays Challenge and see if your happiness grows through this exercise. Follow me on instagram to follow my happiness journey. Warning: there will be many photos of running shoes, parks and puppies!
Today was my very first 10k, and it was also my first "virtual run" via Will Run for Bling. I did my virtual run at the local gym, because: 1.) The race said treadmill running counts (I added a 1.5 incline to make it a little more challenging) 2.) It's frozen outside in Chiberia (yes,… Continue reading Puppy Love Run 10k