Virtual Raffle Against Cancer!

If you’re unable to attend Revolt Against Cancer! on July 27, you can still participate in our awesome raffle, virtually! (Also, for those of you that can attend, this a preview! You’ll get a free ticket for attending and can purchase additional raffle tickets at the event.) Proceeds support the American Cancer Society and Uniting Against Lung Cancer.  Special thanks read more »

Giveaway: Be a Mag Mile Runner with me!

This year, Fleet Feet is moving their women’s half marathon and 5K to the Magnificent Mile. As soon as I heard there would be a race on the Mag Mile … that we would literally be Mag Mile Runners … I had to sign up. And two of you can join me! Fleet Feet is read more »

Race Report: Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 2014

I think the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon (4th year in a row!) is the only time in my adult life that I willingly go to bed before it’s totally dark and get up before it’s light. But it’s an excuse to try to get a picture of the beginnings of the sunrise. I wasn’t sure read more »

I’m Losing My Mojo

I think I’m losing my running mojo. Sort of. So, the emo knee. Still emo. Predictably emo, at least. In that if I am not diligent about foam rolling & tennis balling, running won’t go well. And that was the story of this past weekend. I was lazy. I had time to roll & ball, read more »

Lady Gaga #artRAVE Art Pop Ball Chicago

On Friday night I got to cash in on my Christmas present from my husband … tickets to the Lady Gaga concert!! My bestie Genevieve joined me. I wore sequined panties hot pants, let’s pretend they’re hot pants over footless tights/dance capris. I figured if you can’t wear a silly outfit to Gaga, when can you? Gaga is read more »

Review: Po Campo’s Bike Share Bag

Back in May, I posted about Po Campo’s Kickstarter to launch their new Bike Share Bag. I already wanted the bag when it was going to be released, so I donated, and the project was funded, and recently, I received my bag. AND I LOVE IT! And I’m not the only one, I think the read more »

June in Review

This month I can actually pass for someone who is marathon training (note, this is duration of total time by day). Total running miles: 52.1Total biking miles: 37.4Total time working out: 23hr, 37min Total sports massages: 2 Approximate miles driven for Ragnar: 325 in 30 hours Oddest Saturday night/Sunday morning combo: Anything Goes Burlesque Show followed by mass with my read more »

Pretend to be a Soccer Fan

Now that football (REAL football … sorry, husband) is in the spotlight, thanks to the World Cup, I keep hearing comments like “I just don’t understand soccer.” Which baffles me, soccer is literally one of the most simple sports out there. But I understand, what they are saying is they don’t understand the rules and finer read more »

Training, June 23-29

Monday: Sproing Sports workout, then Divvy home (4.3mi) Tuesday: AM – CES Marathon Training workout – we did a Caterpillar Run (formerly known by it’s less PC name, Indian Run) – run in a straight line and the person in back sprints to the front, whoever is in front sets the pace. We had the read more »

Strike Out ALS 5K

The lovely folks at  the Les Turner ALS Foundation have offered me an entry to the Strike Out ALS 5K at U.S. Cellular Field next month. I hear it’s a good race, so I’ve excited to check it out for myself! If you’d like to join me …     Tuesday, July 15th Registration Opens: read more »

Training, June 16-22

Monday: Divvy commute, 2.2mi, plus 30 minutes of weights Tuesdy: AM: Workout with CES. At 6am! Sometimes I pretend to be a morning person, it usually only happens when marathon training. Anyway, we did a circut workout of different stations, and ran between stations. 1.5mi running, 30 minutes of strength. PM: Free yoga class in my read more »

Training, June 9-15

For the first time in a year, I’m actually following a training plan! Monday: Cross Training. 25 minutes on the stationary bike, 25 minutes of arms/core strength Tuesday: 5K Time Trial with CES. Finished in around 27:45. Given my knee and lack of mileage as of late, I didn’t want to push too hard. Plus read more »