Where's the most magical place on earth? Why, I do believe it's Disney World! My best friend, T, and I ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon this past weekend, and I'm so glad we planned to run this race together. We signed up waaaaaay back in early 2014 when registration opened, and it's a good… Continue reading Disney Princess Half Marathon – Escape from Chiberia
Miss Millie and I would like to wish you a Happy Halloween!!
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
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
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!
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
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
Last weekend we surprised Hubs' dad in NYC for a belated Father's Day weekend. His girlfriend organized the whole thing, including Hubs' brother and his wife joining too. What a sweetheart! We started the weekend off with a Yankees game. The Yankees won with a home run in the bottom of the ninth with two outs.… Continue reading Running Central Park
I hope everyone's weekends are going well! This was my first weekend home after my trip without jet lag (hooray!) and it's been so much fun hanging out with Hubs and Pup. Saturday morning Hubs and I attended the Naperville Running Company's Brooks Fun Run. There was a great turnout for this 3+ mile run,… Continue reading Brooks Fun Run
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