Re-Prioritizing: March Training Recap

March was a big month. The first weekend I was supposed to be running the One City Marathon and I could not be more thankful I pushed my race date back – although I was feeling strong after several HIIT classes at various gyms, my running time was not where I would want it to be. My first big run…
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Going Makeup FRÉe With My New Skincare Routine

To say this past winter has been rough on my skin would be an understatement. For the first time ever, I’ve actually been training. Frequently switching from indoor treadmill work to long runs in the brutal wind, sleet, snow – you name it, I’ve run through it. So yeah, my skin has been more angry than usual with me. So…
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SKINS DNAmic Compression Leggings Review

Disclaimer: I received the SKINS DNAmic Compression leggings as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming aBibRave Pro and check out BibRave.com to find and review races! I am no stranger to the SKINS products – in fact I am an avid user. I first tested the Compression A400 capris back in September and fell in love. I then…
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Your Mindset is Everything: February Training Recap

February. The quickest month in the year but also kind of a weird one because sometimes it’s cold (sup Groundhog predicting 6 more weeks of winter) but other times it’s like “psych! It’s 65 degrees and I’m going to tease the sh!t out of you but go right back to snowing the next day.” True life: Chicago weather is bi-polar.…
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A Review: Team Salute Charity Class at CTF

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting a charity class at CrossTown Fitness in Lakeview! With three locations across the Chicagoland area (West Loop, Lakeview – obv, and their newest location – Roscoe Village), CTF provides everything one could need from strength training to cardio to recovery. And this charity class was no exception. Trainer (and friend from…
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Under Armour HOVR Sonic Review

Disclaimer: I received the Under Armour HOVR Sonic as part of being a BibRave Pro, however all opinions are my own. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro and check out BibRave.com to find and review races! If you’ve ever talked to me about running, you know I’ll say it all starts with a good shoe. But recommending a good shoe…
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It’s Been A While: January Training Recap

In writing my half & full marathon tips post, I realized I haven’t done a training recap in a hot second! So what have I been up to the last month? Honestly it’s somewhat hard to remember there’s been so much  Coming back from the holidays and getting sick 3 times too many, my main goal was to stay healthy.…
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Half & Full Marathon Training Plans

I’ve noticed over the past month, my 13 week marathon training plan has really been popping. I’ve also gotten a ton of questions about tips on training for your first half or full marathon so I figured it was time to share this with everyone! I have put together a basic training plan for a half and full marathon for…
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