Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

Virtual meets Reality and “Baking”

December 16, 2012 at 9:25 am

In the 9 days since I turned 41 and published my list of goals for the year, I am off to a great start. On the topic of trying something new and doing things that scare me (#2 and #39), I joined a virtual group I am a part of for an in person event! Chicago has a LOT of awesome running bloggers and they…

Dallas Marathon (& Inspiration) Report

December 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Luckily, Josh, Leslye and I did not take the same plane to the Dallas Marathon. They were delayed so I went and got our race packets (and this very Leslye shirt for her) and then wandered around some. Like many cities in the US, the downtown is for working, so it was a bit deserted! I did love the quotes in Thanksgiving Square: and these…

Stay Healthy (& Gift Healthy) for the Holidays!

December 4, 2012 at 5:37 am

Even though it has been downright balmy in Chicago, I am thinking about how to stay healthy over the holidays with all of the extra food, stress and travel that is coming my way. One nice thing about training for 5 extra weeks for my marathon is just that. Five extra weeks of training miles! That being said, I still need to watch out for…

Friday Finds: More “Pinning”, Rock the Race w/Meb & More!

November 30, 2012 at 5:44 am

I have been extremely neglectful of my Pinterest boards. Don’t get me wrong, I dig Pinterest. There are just so many competing priorities for me and as I collect links and ideas for this blog, I usually neglect to “pin” them. Just this week, I came across two new “pinning” sites. One is for books and reading lists and one is for recipes. I already…

“Adopt” a Mile: No $ Requested, Just Inspiration, Please!

November 25, 2012 at 6:34 am

When the NYC Marathon was cancelled, it seemed like a great idea to me (and to my friends Josh and Leslye) to capitalize on the training and run in the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon on December 9th instead. In the mean time, we took a two week vacation. The date also extended the marathon training period five LONG weeks. Now, with two weeks to go, it…

Guest Post: A Two-fer Pilates for Runners + Wellness Coaching

November 8, 2012 at 8:18 am

While I am away, I am getting a little help from my friends. I am so happy to have Maureen Ryan from Ryan Wellness Coaching as a guest blogger. Maureen is a terrific pilates instructor who is also a great runner. One of the main reasons I have been running strong and injury free this year is Maureen’s Pilates for Runners classes! She has my…

Greetings from NYC- (No) Marathon Sunday

November 5, 2012 at 2:30 am

Last Sunday, this was not the type of post I had in my mind for “Marathon Sunday”. As many of my friends know, I like to write long marathon recaps citing interesting things I see, thanking friends and telling about how it went. I spent last week captivated and saddened by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy in NJ (my home state) and in the boroughs…