Strengthen Your Run Through Cross-training

Altar Ego White MarbleI’ve mentioned it a few times in passing but I think the topic deserved it’s own post due to it’s importance during half marathon training –  cross-training. It’s something that I didn’t fully see the value in until about a year ago and a piece of advice I wish I would have listened to earlier (read: don’t…
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Becoming an Altar Ego Sister on #WearItWednesday

Today is the day! I am so excited to announce my collaboration with Altar Ego Apparel! Altar Ego Apparel is a small company based in Boston that is all about empowering women and designing activewear to tell our story so I could not be more honored to have this opportunity to be one of their brand ambassadors. After perusing the…
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Half Marathon Goal Setting

Early on in your training, if not before, it is important to set goals. These can include weekly active hour goals, monthly mileage goals, or a time that you hope to finish the race in – it truly depends on what level you are at. For example, if you are a beginner, it may be a bit lofty to want…
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Inspired to Inspire

As I took off on my Saturday long run this morning, I was feeling a bit lethargic, my shins didn’t feel the greatest, and the wind was slowing down my pace. Needless to say, I wasn’t looking forward to completing those 9 miles. Around mile 3, I noticed a sign for CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) and didn’t think much about…
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Praying for Warmer Weather on #WearItWednesday

Classy in front with a party in the back, this sweatshirt is perfect for the crazy weather we’ve been having in Chicago lately and the pants help remind us of warmer days with the bright colors. This was my first pair of Calvin Klein leggings and it’s safe to say, I will be going back for more (they were reasonably…
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This is my Confession… Perfecting Your Training Schedule

I’m about to let you in on two secrets of mine. First of all, the training plan I’m working from was originally a ten week program rather than an eleven week. Reason being I hadn’t run long distance since my last half in July and had only been attending group fitness classes (which I’ll touch on in the coming weeks)…
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Black & Blue on #WearItWednesday

Every night, I pack my bag for the next day and as silly as it may sound, it's one of my favorite things to do...
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Get Going with the Go Getter Bag

Ever since I started working downtown in 2015, I've been on the hunt for a bag that can fit my lunch, laptop, and workout clothes...
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