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

Fitness, Good Reads, Quotes, Reading, Running, Yoga

A Metaphor for Life

This week I've been reading Haruki Murakami's memoir What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and there's a passage that's deeply resonated with me. Sometimes folks wonder, "Why run?" Well, Murakami has the answer. "Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you're… Continue reading A Metaphor for Life

Fitness, Running

Slow and Steady

  Holy guacamole, do I love running! It can be easy to forget after an unplanned hiatus (well hello there, stress fracture and bronchitis), but I'm grateful for these experiences because they're giving me the opportunity to fall in love with running again ❤ And it's been an incredible experience thus far to witness my… Continue reading Slow and Steady

2014 Goals, Fitness, Running

360 Spring Ahead 10K

Today I ran the 360 Spring Ahead 10K trail run. This was my first trail race, and it was a lot of fun to mix things up. The trails weren't technically difficult, as the race went through the McDowell Grove Forest Preserve which is mostly turf and limestone trails, but I still liked the variation of terrain. The forest… Continue reading 360 Spring Ahead 10K

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


Spring Training…Commence!

This weekend I scheduled some upcoming races, and officially began training for my first half marathon this spring. I'm still registering for some of the races because registration fees add up quickly, but it feels great to have a plan!Upcoming races:Lisle Chamber Spring Sprint 10k - March 9Fun Run in Color 5k - April 5Foodie 5k -… Continue reading Spring Training…Commence!