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, Yoga

Running: The Forward Motion that Soothes the Soul

In the months leading up to a race I focus my time and energy on training, nutrition and sleep. I devour Runner's World Magazine the moment it arrives in the mail and I foam roll until the cows come home. After long runs I look super sexy in my tall, hot pink compression socks and Birkenstock sandals… Continue reading Running: The Forward Motion that Soothes the Soul

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!

Fitness, Pets, Running

Spring Training…Commence!

Spring training is officially underway! Hubs and I are running the Chicago Spring Half Marathon in May, and we've logged a full week of training thus far. I always enjoy our runs together. It's the perfect time to touch base, encourage each other (especially when my legs feel like lead!) and share the feeling of… Continue reading Spring Training…Commence!

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, Yoga

Everything in Moderation

Remember when we chatted about the yamas and niyamas of yoga? One I've been thinking about lately is brahmacharya - the practice of moderation. Brahmacharya (moderation, non-excess): Brahmacharya teaches us to recognize that moment of "just enough" so we don't move past it into uncomfortable excess. Maybe it's by pushing away the plate of french fries or… Continue reading Everything in Moderation

2014 Goals, Fitness, Running, Yoga

Chicago Half Marathon

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

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