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!
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
"All endurance sports are about continuing when it feels as if you have nothing left, when everything aches, when you feel done-but you're not. You have to go beyond the numbers that, like certain birthdays for some people, just seem intrinsically daunting: fifty miles, one hundred miles, one thousand miles, two thousand miles, and random points… Continue reading Badge of Honor
When I was a student in Aix-en-Provence I would run in Parc de la Torse frequently. Now that I'm living with my French host again I'm revisiting these running paths. Isn't it neat how you can go for a run years later (in my case 5 years), and your feet just seem to know where to… Continue reading Run, Nap, Run
Our final stop was Barcelona, Spain. This was my first visit to this beautiful city, and I loved every minute of it. We were there three days, and I tried to soak up as much of this wonderful place as possible during that time. One afternoon I went for a run, but I decided against bringing my… Continue reading Gaudí’s Barcelona
It's hard to believe I'm halfway through the #100HappyDays Challenge! I've really enjoyed it thus far. Taking just a few minutes each day has helped me appreciate the little things. Here's a snapshot of days 26-50: Want to see more? Check out my review of #100HappyDays: Days 1-25 and follow me on Instagram!
"Slowly, as the seasons changed, so did my legs and my lungs. I clung to my realization that those moments of anger or desolation at desperate points of a lengthy run were basic physiological reactions to the situation. I told myself that if I could accept what they were, then I could learn to conquer… Continue reading Conquer
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