No, I Am Not Running the Boston Marathon This Year…

April 20, 2014 at 7:22 am
cheer fi

If I had a dollar for the times I answered the question “Are you running Boston this year?” in the last few weeks, I could buy new running shoes and have money left over.  After a few year drought, I qualified for Boston in the 2012 Dallas Marathon for this year. Due to the tragic events last year, they increased the field to accomodate people who were not able to finish last year and additional…

1st Quarter 2014 Running Round Up + 13.1 Chicago GIVEAWAY!

March 31, 2014 at 6:46 am
run round up collage

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 first quarter of 2014. I think all of us Chicagoland runners deserve extra props for making it through this quarter! The weather was ROUGH! Races run this Q- 4 – 1 marathon (Houston),…

Tried It Tuesday #3: Hydration, Relaxation + Nutrition (Giveaway!)

March 25, 2014 at 6:40 am
TIT3 fi

As a blogger who loves trying new things and sharing the best, I get LOTS of awesome things to try. Truth be told, I have become a bit behind in sharing some of my great finds. I am going to do mini-reviews, and previews, here and tell you about opportunities for you to try these awesome things, too! If you read this blog, you know that we’ve been having a tough winter here in Chicago.…

100% Recycled Running Gear? Yes!! Atayne Review/Giveaway!

March 24, 2014 at 7:02 am
new atayne fi

As I mentioned last week, I recently tried some 100% recycled polyester running tops from Atayne! Atayne makes “progressive outdoor and active apparel that drives positive environmental and social change.” Their key tenets are Environmental Sensitivity, Human Safety and Local Economic Support. ALL of their products are made from 100% recycled polyester, the materials they use are certified to be free of harmful chemicals and they are made in the USA from start to finish. By using 100% recycled polyester,…