Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

Friday Five: 5 Ways to Keep Fitness Fun

July 29, 2016 at 8:10 am
SurfFit

t’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run. Each week they pick a theme and bloggers join in and link up. This year instead of specific themes, they are letting us be creative with broad themes for each week of the month. The first week of…

#TBT My First Marathon – San Francisco 1996

July 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm
Being funny in the era before social media – slower traffic keep right!

I like to mark time and celebrate milestones and anniversaries. It seems hard to believe but this Sunday will be the 20th anniversary of my first marathon. I ran the San Francisco Marathon in July of 1996. If you’re old enough to remember 1996, you may recall that many things were different. First, marathoning was not as big of a mainstream activity. There were not…

Friday Five: 5 Good Things

July 22, 2016 at 7:11 am
5 Good Things

It’s Friday, so I am linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run for their weekly linkup. Each Friday, they host a link up — a “Friday Five.” Each week they pick a theme and bloggers join in and link up. This year instead of specific themes, they are letting…

Not Rockin’ Chicago + PowerBar Giveaway!

July 17, 2016 at 6:35 am
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Sometimes things don’t go as planned! I ran down to the Rock n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Expo to find that my “entry” through sponsor PowerBar was just a VIP bracelet. I was planning to run as a pace run/fun run for San Francisco in two weeks, so I was not willing to part with the $150 race weekend entry fee. All was not lost,…

Friday Five: 5 Faves for Running This Summer

July 15, 2016 at 6:41 am
5 Faves FI

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run for their weekly linkup. Each week they pick a theme and bloggers join in and link up. This year instead of specific themes, they are letting us be creative with broad themes for each week of the month.…

Tried It Tuesday: ENERTOR Insoles

July 12, 2016 at 9:33 am
enertor inserts

As a runner, it is always cool to see what the pros are doing! If Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the WORLD, endorses a product, should I try it? I was offered the opportunity to check out ENERTOR insoles. I saw Bolt’s endorsement and thought, “why not?!” ENERTOR™ insoles are made with a patented technology called D3O Technology. The insert cushions the foot and…

Summer Shenanigans

July 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm
The Husband with our Taste tickets and some of our healthy tastes!

We are having a perfect summer weekend here in Chicago – weather wise. It is reasonably mild, sunny and there is a great lake breeze coming in. Like every summer weekend in Chicago, there is a ton going on. We love our summers here! Through the blog, I was invited to two cool events at the Taste of Chicago. Humana invited me and The Husband…