Why I Love Running

“You make my heart beat faster” Last week, I came to a tough and literally painful realization. At 32 weeks pregnant, I laced up my running shoes and hit the treadmill for the last time until Baby P aka p-nut arrives. I’ve reached the point where I’m feeling pain...

What Happens When There’s a Shift in Routine

“It’s good to be regular” I have what one might refer to as Type A personality. In the Myers Briggs personality test, I’m a hard J vs. a P. When looking at my Strengths Finder, Discipline is among my top themes. What does all this mean? I’m an organizer, a planner,...

Why I Will Never #RunStreak

“We’re going streaking” I’ve been seeing a ton of social posts lately about run streaks – no, not naked running. A run streak is simply running every day for a certain time period. I believe the concept was originally created to encourage staying active during the...

How to Stay Safe Running in the Dark

“Hello darkness, my old friend” Last week’s blog was the unofficial start of winter running, and I was excited to share tips to help all brave the temps and enjoy the outdoor miles during this beautiful season. This week brings more on outdoor running during another...

Don’t Be Scared of Running in Cold Weather

“The scariest moment is right before you start” The leaves are gone, the first hint of white stuff is on the ground, and there’s a chill in the air. It can only mean one thing – Winter! People think I’m nuts but I love the winter season. While it’s still a few weeks...

Making the Case Not to Race

“Take it Easy” It has been quite a week. Last Sunday, I laced up and joined 40,000+ runners to take a 26.2 tour through the streets of Chicago. Hot, crowded, and not feeling the greatest, combined with an unusual and light training season, this was one of the tougher...
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