Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

Tried It Tuesday: The RunBud by Volume Maker

March 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm

I “met” Volume Maker on Instagram. I followed them after checking out a giveaway. The wireless RunBud headphones caught my interest. They are tiny and I wondered how well they worked. I sent Volume Maker a message and they sent me a pair to try out! (Plus, they offered a discount code for my readers, so read on.) Volume Maker calls the RunBud “a superior…

Friday Five: 5 Fave Running Hacks

March 3, 2017 at 6:10 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 week’s topic is “Running Hacks.” What’s a running hack? Well, it’s like a life hack for running. It’s basically a tip to make running easier every time you lace up. My 5 Fave Running “Hacks” for Happier and Stronger Running 1. Find a Buddy…

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.…