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Friday Five: Spring Running Must-Haves!

April 14, 2017 at 7:02 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. The theme this week is “Spring Running.” I’m a big fan of spring running and racing – aren’t you? Spring is short here in Chicago, so I try to enjoy every step. I am gearing up and getting ready. 5 Spring Running Must-Haves 1. A…

Wear Motivation on Your Wrist! Leisure Loops #Giveaway

April 10, 2017 at 5:48 am

You know I’m a fan of a good mantra. When Emma from Leisure Loops contacted me to see if I wanted to check out her motivational bracelets, of course I said “YES!” I’m pretty lame about accessories other than my watch, wedding/engagement rings and earrings, but I’m always willing to try. Leisure Loops “motivational braids” are handmade using recycled materials. They braid colorful (and monochrome)…

1st Quarter 2017 – Running Round Up

March 31, 2017 at 6:42 am

I always say that I’m 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 – not even close! That said, here is my running recap of the first quarter of 2017. We had a very mild January and February and I did…

Currently… Ready for Spring!

March 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#16). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Mother Nature is playing tricks on us in Chicago! We had a tiny taste of summer followed by a return to winter. Three days of rain will hopefully bring May flowers or something good! I started my new job (see more here) and enjoyed visiting…

Friday Five: 5 Things That Made Me Smile This Week

March 24, 2017 at 6:46 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. This is a “free week” so anything goes! I had a great week, so I’ll tell you five things that made me smile this week. 5 Things That Made Me Smile This Week 1. Meeting my goal and having so much fun at the NYC…

Good Times, Great Race & Some Exciting News

March 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

I went to NYC this weekend to run my 6th NYC 1/2 in as many years. As I mentioned on Friday, it was my first real race of the year. I wasn’t sure what to expect time wise, but I knew that I would enjoy the run. It’s one of my favorite courses and I always see tons of friends. Plus, I’m supporting an amazing…

Friday Five: Run a Strong First Race of the Year

March 17, 2017 at 6:53 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. The topic this week is “Spring Fitness.” Since it snowed in Chicago and NYC this week, I am going to go off topic! Despite running road races for over 20 years, I still get nervous for my first race(s) of the year. So here are…