Getting Around Chicago with Divvy Bikes

Did you know it’s Divvy Week? They didn’t ask me to write this post or anything. I just figured it was timely. Over the winter, I cashed in a Groupon deal for an annual Divvy Bike Share membership. I’ve seen the deal pop up again, so if you’ve been thinking about Divvying, keep an eye read more »

Training, April 14-20

    Monday PM: Looked at another apartment. Meh. Tuesday PM: 1-hour runner-focused workout at Chicago Primal Gym. Then looked at two apartments. Wednesday PM: 1-hour Burlesque class. Learned the remaining choreography for this session’s number. Thursday PM: 1-hour Body R+D pilates reformer class and ran the 3.4mi round-trip to and from the studio. Friday read more »

Lucky #7

  Today is our 7th wedding anniversary. And I can honestly say that we are happier than ever. You know the song “I love you more today than yesterday; But not as much as tomorrow?” I like to sing (or just say) that line to him. Because I genuinely mean it. But I’ll be honest, that read more »

Training, April 7-13

Total Miles: 15 Total Time: 6 hours Total Apartment Showings: 6 Monday AM: 2.55 mi in 26min, 10:09 pace. I got out the door. Before work. On a Monday. Monday PM: 1 hour of jumping on trampolines. My friend April and I bought Groupons a while back for Sky High Sports in Niles. Basically … read more »

Training, March 31 – April 6

So we’re 7 weeks to the Soldier Field 10 and 9 weeks to Ragnar, and then I officially start training for the Chicago Marathon. I guess I should actually start getting back into a training mindset. For the record, I’m not actually following any kind of training plan right now, other than “run a respectable read more »

March in Review

Total Miles: 52.5 Total Time Working Out: 20 hours, 10 minutes Total Times I Wore Fake Eyelashes: 2 Watched the Oscars in style with Erin and the Windy City Blogger Collective (fake eyelash occasion #1) Went to see Pink Martini and the Von Trapps (yes, part of that Von Trapp family) at Symphony Center with my read more »

2014 American Cancer Society Fundraising

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve commited to running the Chicago Marathon again this year for the American Cancer Society. This is my … 7th? 8th? fundraising event for the ACS. After awhile, you have to get creative with your fundraising strategy. This year, I’m focusing on events. So if you would like to support my efforts, read more »

13.1 Chicago WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway for a spot at the Michelob Ultra 13.1 Chicago half marathon. The winner is … Zenaida from See Zenaida Run! Congrats! Email me at to claim your entry! Hope you enjoy the race! If you didn’t win, check Chicago Running Bloggers for more opportunities to try to read more »

Race Report: Shamrock Shuffle 8K

This was my third year in a row running the Shamrock Shuffle. This is easily one of my favorite races. It marks the beginning of spring and the racing season (I know you can race all winter, but from now until … Thanksgiving? you could race practically every weekend without travelling too far if you read more »

Variety is the Spice of Life

Why do we judge each other? More and more lately, I’ve seen a few things pop up via blogs, social media, elsewhere, and it basically boils down to “what’s with all the judgement?” Marrieds vs. singles, stay-at-home vs. work, breast feed vs. formula, organic vs. not organic vs. vegan vs. clean eats vs. processed food, read more »

What I Drank Wednesday

I have a lot of catching up to do. It’s been a month. I’ll stick to the highlights. About a month ago, we went to a co-ed baby shower for Paula and her baby daddy. Here are my bros and their beers. Not pictured: the spiked punch I was drinking. I’d rather show them … read more »

Giveaway: Michelob Ultra Chicago 13.1 [Half] Marathon

Note: The entry period closed March 31. This giveaway has be awarded.  Experience Chicago’s beautiful half-marathon course along the lakefront! You can win a free entry to the 2014 Michelob Ultra Chicago 13.1 Marathon®, produced and presented by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company. Saturday, June 7 7:00 a.m. South Shore Cultural read more »