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

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Pets, Running

Introducing…Rocky!

In March Millie Pup officially marked her first anniversary as a House. I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. It feels like just yesterday that she looked like this and was small enough to tuck under my arm... Now she's a big, strong running machine. She's 15 months old and 70+ lbs to boot!… Continue reading Introducing…Rocky!

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, 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

#100HappyDays, Pets, Running

#100HappyDays: Days 76-100

It's hard to believe my #100HappyDays challenge is complete - time flies! I've really enjoyed this project because it's helped me take time each day to think about what I appreciate. I've found that often times it's either spending time with Hubs, hanging with Millie Pup, enjoying food/wine or running/yoga. Here are some highlights from Days… Continue reading #100HappyDays: Days 76-100

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

Pets, Travel

Overnight Puppy Stay

Last weekend Hubs and I boarded Millie overnight for the first time. I was so relieved when we finally found a place for her that felt right. The week leading up to our trip I felt like Goldilocks searching for the perfect place for Millie to stay. The first location I visited wasn't quite right. The… Continue reading Overnight Puppy Stay

#100HappyDays, Pets, Travel

#100HappyDays: Days 51-75

I'm in the final countdown of #100HappyDays. I can't believe it's almost been three months since I've started chronically my happy moments on Instagram. It really does make me feel happy looking back at these images. I feel so grateful to be having these experiences, and to have an amazing family to come home to.… Continue reading #100HappyDays: Days 51-75