Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

Tried it Tuesday: Body Glide Skin & Sun #Giveaway

May 2, 2017 at 6:10 am

The original Body Glide was “born” in 1996 (like my marathon career). It protects against chafing by creating a “dry, invisible barrier.” You apply it once before activity and it “stops trouble before it starts.” You can put it anywhere that skin can rub. It is a stick that is easy to apply with no mess. It washes off easily, too. It works when it…

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…