Hubs and I had the most amazing engagement photoshoot in 2012 with Kate Miller Photography. Kate and her husband Joel shoot together in a vintage-inspired, artistic style. We absolutely love Kate and Joel and would've had them photograph our wedding in a heartbeat had we been married locally in IL and not across the country in… Continue reading Family Photoshoot
When I was a student in Aix-en-Provence I would run in Parc de la Torse frequently. Now that I'm living with my French host again I'm revisiting these running paths. Isn't it neat how you can go for a run years later (in my case 5 years), and your feet just seem to know where to… Continue reading Run, Nap, Run
I recently tried my hand at homemade puppy treats, and it was a success! Hubs and I have spent a lot of money (and time!) at Petco purchasing the best treats for Millie...and I felt like there had to be a better solution to our treats need. We look for high-quality ingredients in treats that are… Continue reading Homemade Puppy Treats
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
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
It’s official, I’m one quarter of the way through the #100HappyDays challenge, and it’s been going really well. Every day I post a new photo on Instagram with the hashtag #100HappyDays, and each image features something that made me happy within the past 24 hours. The idea behind this is to help people become more appreciative… Continue reading #100HappyDays: Days 1-25
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?
Do you run with your dog? If so, check out Runner's World 25 Instagram photos of Dogs on the Run. Here are my favorites: Yesterday Hubs and I celebrated my birthday (the big 25!), and we spent the afternoon hanging out at the park with Millie Pup. We tried taking a "family selfie," and our first… Continue reading Dogs on the Run
I've been a puppy parent for four weeks now, and boy have I learned a lot. Here's the cliff notes version of the experience thus far: Crate training is very necessary. Bully sticks, kongs, nylabones and other teething toys are your best friend. I think I'm the #1 customer at the local pet store. They… Continue reading Life with Pup
I have exciting news to share...the pup portion of "Run with Pup" is here! Last Saturday Hubs and I drove out to PA to Endless Mountain Labs. There we picked up our Millie girl. She is very sweet, and is learning quickly. One week in and she's almost house trained and is close to sleeping… Continue reading Millie is Here!