2018 Running Season Recap

As I paced between the TV in my bedroom where I was organizing my closet and folding laundry to the big TV in the living room where I was nervously squishing Lu, I couldn’t help but get a little emotional watching the 2018 TCS New York Marathon. To many, this is the race that wraps up their season. To some,…
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The Wisconsin Marathon Recap & An Important Lesson Learned

Nearly 6 months of training came to a close last weekend and while I am proud to say I finished my third marathon, things did not play out how I had hoped. But let’s back track about a month to when Eric and I had our regular status. (This is a long one, so buckle up and maybe grab a…
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A Runner’s Guide to Self-Care

And just like that, I’m less than two weeks away from the Wisconsin Marathon. It’s hard to believe I’ve been training for this race since November. Yep, you read that right. I’ve been training for this race for 6 months. While there were quite a few setbacks on my way (mental & physical), the past couple of months have been…
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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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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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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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