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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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

Fitness, Running

Operation First Marathon, Complete!

Thank you for everyone who supported me this past fall! Together we raised $605 to support A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter in Naperville, IL. I was totally blown away by everyone's willingness to support this venture - so to all of you, a million thanks! And to top it off, I completed my first marathon. Waaahooo! The… Continue reading Operation First Marathon, Complete!

Running

Marathon Training: Progress Report

Holy smokes, marathon training is no joke! It's been an exciting summer of reaching new running milestones, and each day I feel more prepared to tackle my first 26.2 mile race. Here's what I've learned along the way these past four months: Completing multiple new distance records is extremely motivating. Tackling mileage in the double… Continue reading Marathon Training: Progress Report

Fitness, Running, Running New Places, Travel

Disney Princess Half Marathon – Escape from Chiberia

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

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

Running

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!