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!

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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

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

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

#100HappyDays, Pets, Running

#100HappyDays: Days 1-25

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

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?