Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

Grab a Cup for our May Coffee Date!

May 7, 2017 at 7:49 am

Welcome to the 5th Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. I can’t believe it’s May already! 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 tell me what is…

Friday Five: 5 Small, Good Things This Week #Giveaway

May 5, 2017 at 7:07 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 “Theme Races.” Don’t hate me for this, but I’m not a fan of themed races. That’s putting it mildly. I’m happy that other people enjoy them and more power to them. Themed races are not for me. So… given the…

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…