Prepping for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon

As my half marathon training comes to a close and I enter race weekend, I can’t help but reflect on the many ups and downs of the past couple of months. If you have ever trained for a race, you know that it doesn’t always go as planned. I ran far fewer miles than I had planned and cross-trained more…
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Adult Ninja Warrior

I recently got the opportunity to experience an Total Body Adult Ninja Warrior class. Adult Ninja Warrior is a 1-hour session providing high-intensity strength and training through a variety of obstacles such as wall climbing and monkey bars. CrossTown Fitness partnered with Junior Ninja Warrior in March 2017 to present enthusiasts with a place to train year round for obstacles…
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I’m a BibRave Pro!

Have you ever wanted to run in a race but had no idea where to start looking for the best one? Have you ever wanted to travel somewhere for a race but didn’t know which ones were worth the expense? Have you ever needed some new running gear or accessories and didn’t know where to turn for quality reviews? If…
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Dancing Through the Last Week of Half Marathon Training

7 days out from the Chicago Spring Half Marathon and I cannot wait! I have put in the time and miles (with a few exceptions) and from this point on, it’s smooth sailing (or at least one can hope). One of the big things I do leading up to race day is creating a new playlist. When I’m running, I…
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A Successful First National Fitness Day!

For those of you who didn’t know, yesterday was the US’s first National Fitness Day! It was organized by Class for a Cause when co-founders realized there wasn’t a dedicated day they could use to raise money for various fitness-related causes. With the addition of a National Fitness Day, they chose to fundraise for Girls on the Run – an amazing organization…
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Train Slow to Race Fast

I was recently discussing my half marathon training with a co-worker (triathlon extraordinaire) and was informed I needed to slow it down. I was surprised to hear this, especially since I had been so proud of my 8:10 averages and felt so much stronger this time around. But after doing some research, I realized what damage I could be doing…
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National Fitness Day is May 10!

I’m sure you have seen me posting about National Fitness Day on Facebook and Instagram but I’m here to finally tell you about this exciting event that I have become a part of! There are several organizations that go into this, so I’ll try my best to explain clearly. On Wednesday, May 10, the US will be having it’s first…
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One Month Countdown to the Spring Chicago Half

And just like that, we are one month out from the Chicago Spring Half Marathon! I’m not going to lie to you and say I excelled at my training or didn’t skip a run (or four) but when it comes to being this close, I don’t mess around. So here are some of the main things I do in order…
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