Grab a Cup for the 1st Ultimate Coffee Date of ’17

January 8, 2017 at 8:18 am

Welcome to the first Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. I am finding it hard to believe that it’s 2017, but… it must be. Last year went by in a blink – didn’t it? 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…

Friday Five: 5 Things I’m Looking Forward to in ’17

January 6, 2017 at 7:29 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 for this week is “goals, resolutions, or other things you’re looking forward to in the new year.” I did my resolutions last week, so this week I’ll tell you about “5 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2017.” The Husband is doing some serious…

Healthier in ’17: Join me for #SweatworkingWeek

January 4, 2017 at 7:09 am

Great News! I’m an A Sweat Life Ambassador. A Sweat Life is a fitness community here in Chicago (with a great web presence if you’re not in Chicago). In Chicago, they try out all of the best new health and fitness classes, food and events. Then, they hold #Sweatworking events to give folks like me a chance to try new things and meet great like-minded…

Healthier in ’17: Age Beautifully with Youtheory #Giveaway

January 3, 2017 at 6:05 am

Happy New Year! I have a confession to make. I’ve been holding out on you. This fall, I had the opportunity to test out a bunch of great healthy products. I decided to hold out and to do a “Healthier in ’17” series of posts and giveaways to power a healthier 2017 for my readers. You may remember from my recap of Expo East that…

Healthier Snacks in ’17: Frontier Bites #Giveaway

January 2, 2017 at 7:48 am

Happy New Year! I have a confession to make. I’ve been holding out on you. This fall, I had the opportunity to test out a bunch of great healthy products. I decided to hold out and to do a “Healthier in ’17” series of posts and giveaways to power a healthier 2017 for my readers. First up: Frontier Bites! Frontier Bites are a gluten-free, bite-sized…

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…

Friday Five: 5 Resolutions for a Happier 2017

December 30, 2016 at 8:57 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 in light of the date, I’m going to be predictable and go with “5 Resolutions for a Happier 2017.” 5 Resolutions I’m Making for a Happier 2017 1. Sweat the small stuff less. I’m guilty of letting life’s small frustrations…