Running Clinic for Good Form
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      9 comments

On Sunday I attended a Good Form Running Clinic at my running store. WOW, it was so informative. I am so glad that I found this. Often we think that running is left, right, repeat. The more miles I have been logging while training for my up... Read more
Walk away from the drama
Thursday, August 18, 2011      11 comments

There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones w... Read more
Fleet Feet's Women's 5K + 10K - 7/17/11
Monday, July 18, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday was the fifth time I ran in Fleet Feet's Women's 10K/5K. First of all let me say that Fleet Feet Sports is a great running store based in Chicago and their races are always well organized. Their Women's race is the largest 5K and 10... Read more
First Bike Ride of the Year
Saturday, May 07, 2011      4 comments

In Chicago some people do ride their bicycles year round. I walk and run outdoors all year long, but I am a summer rider. Today we had temps in the high 60s and i added air to my bicycle tires yesterday. I called a friend to see if they wante... Read more
Coffee or a Run
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      2 comments

This afternoon I found my self falling asleep while working on my computer. I had gotten up early and walked to the gym for an hour of bootcamp from a Fitness Coach, walking back home after. All day I was a little tired and in the late afterno... Read more
The First Race of the Season
Sunday, April 10, 2011      7 comments

This morning I set out to run the Shamrock Shuffle 8K. This is the largest 8K in the US, with up to 40,000 registered runners. I was hoping to run an average of under 11 minute miles. We had a sudden heat wave today, going from the 40s and 50... Read more
The Stubborn Plateau is finally gone.
Friday, April 08, 2011      6 comments

For the last 5 weeks, I have been hanging out on a plateau. I've been working out really hard, tracking my intake and staying within the guidelines that SparkPeople set for me, but I have not been able to move off of that plateau. At long ... Read more
New to Spark People
Monday, February 28, 2011      7 comments

I joined Spark People a few days ago and am figuring out how to navigate myself around the site. There is so much information, it's great. The sidewalks in Chicago were encased in ice this morning. It made for some tricky walking, but I m... Read more