Fitness, Month in Review, Pets, Running

April Flashback

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

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

Fitness, Pets, Running, Running New Places

Exploring Kansas City

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

Fitness, Good Reads, Running

Running Like a Girl

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

Fitness, Pets, Reading, Runner's World

What If Everybody Ran?

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?

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