Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

Love The Body You’re In – Embrace (Yourself)

February 26, 2017 at 8:19 am

As a runner, I’ve had plenty of scrutiny on my body. When I was in high school, an off-handed comment made by a track coach led to decades of disorder eating and poor body image. What was it? I placed very well in a cross country meet and another coach said “she’s kind of big for a runner.” My coach responded “she beat everyone on…

Grab a Cup for the February Ultimate Coffee Date!

February 5, 2017 at 8:15 am

Welcome to the second Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. One month down already – and now it’s February. I‘m linking up with Coco @ Running with Perseverance and Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner. What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee together… this post is what I would tell you. So grab a cup , “listen” and then…

Friday Five: These are a Few of My Favorite Things

February 3, 2017 at 11:37 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 workout related. I decided to go rogue and build off of my post from Sunday on Hygge. I mentioned that I was reminded of Hygge by Judith‘s Love List. There was an article about it in her list. It turns out…

Lululemon Run | ORD Retreat #Giveaway

January 23, 2017 at 6:27 am

Sometimes you’re hit with good fortune and you just have to enjoy the hell out of it! You may remember, in November I was invited by Lululemon Chicago to check out Lululemon’s winter run collection. I went to the store, chatted about my running with Beth, tried on all the clothes and walked away with awesome run tights and a cool new yoga top. That…

Currently: Winter 2017

January 15, 2017 at 8:29 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#15). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Winter in Chicago can be tough. It’s cold and dreary and the sun rises late and sets early. I did the exercise of thinking of 5 Things I’m Looking Forward To (So Far) in ’17 and also to put my 2017 Vacation Bucket List together.…

A Running List: My 2016 Running Year in Review

December 31, 2016 at 7:52 am

My running goal for 2016 was to keep enjoying my running and to heal my hammie injury.  I did both but had some unexpected struggles along the way. I recovered fine and had a solid run in Los Angeles and my best run of the year in March at the NYC Half. I struggled with burn out from May on through the NYC Marathon in…

Finds’ Faves: Stocking Stuffers for Fit Folks #Giveaway

December 18, 2016 at 9:07 am

Welcome to my last holiday gift guide of 2016! If you’re still shopping for gifts, check out my “Gift Guide for Fit Folks” and my “Gift Guide for Mostly Everyone Else.” And now, stocking stuffers (or Hanukkah goodies)! I’ve tested out and used SO many awesome products this year. Without further ado, awesome stocking stuffers for the fit folks and runners in your life! Oh,…