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CEP Compression “No-Show” Socks – Review + #Giveaway

July 6, 2015 at 6:14 am
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I have been a CEP Compression fan for years and they have been awesome to work with on the blog and at race expos. My most recent CEP win was getting no blisters in the soaking wet pair of CEP long socks that I wore for Grandma’s Marathon a few weeks ago. I could not even believe it was possible. It was and I am so…

10 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer + #Giveaway

June 29, 2015 at 6:57 am
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We’ve had a surprisingly cool summer so far in Chicago. A few humid runs and sticky days reminded me that I needed to brush up on how to keep cool in the summer. I copied Lauren’s great tips from her newsletter last summer to share and forgot to do so. Read on and then enter to win some of my fave keep cool summer running…

2Q 2015 Running Roundup

June 28, 2015 at 7:55 am
Q22015 Running Roundup

I always say that I am more of a “blogging runner” than a running blogger. I do like to write about running, races and tips/tricks for running but that is not enough to call this a running blog. That said here is my running recap of the second quarter of 2015 (a few days early). Races run this Q– Six – 1 marathon (Grandma’s Marathon),…

Friday Finds: Five Things I was Doing 10 Years Ago

June 26, 2015 at 5:42 am
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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.” This week’s topic is “Five Things I was Doing 10 Years Ago.” I love this one… it makes me reflect on what…

Tried It Tuesday – Christmas In July Races #Giveaway

June 23, 2015 at 6:18 am
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Bored of the same old, same old 4th of July celebrations? Change it up and celebrate “Christmas in July” this year with a night race or times ultra run. The Christmas in July races are being held in Lisle, IL at the Lisle Community Park on July 17-18 this year. I tried a timed ultra run last year. Always game for a challenge, I let…

Why Runners Are Awesome – Grandma’s Marathon Recap

June 21, 2015 at 8:01 am
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As I mentioned on Friday, I am up in Duluth, MN and I ran Grandma’s Marathon. Grandma’s is an amazing mid-sized marathon with a “great course for a PR” and a terrific “small town” feel. To add to the fun, I worked at the expo with my friends from Janji. It was so much fun telling so many runners about Janji’s mission to “run for…

Friday Finds: 5 Things That Make Me Happy

June 19, 2015 at 6:41 am
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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.” This week’s topic is “5 Things That Make Me Happy.” The only thing that makes me sad is that I can only pick 5! 1.…