Peace out 2017.

I can’t believe it’s already 2018! Here’s a look into 2017- a pretty awesome year in my book.

Top Posts of 2017

1. Running Tips: Gear

My favorite running gear and some tips for finding what works for you!


2. The Beauty in Where You’re At

Reflections on learning to see the beauty in the season of life you’re in, even when that season isn’t part of your plan.

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3. Soundbites: Podcasts

A list of some of my favorite podcasts!


4. Race Recap: Chicago Marathon

A look into my first marathon and huge bucket list item checked off my list.

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5. Race Recap: Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon

A race recap of my 6th half marathon.

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2017 in Numbers

4,086,670 steps recorded on my FitBit.

689.51 miles ran/biked/hiked (that’s the equivalent of me running/biking/hiking to Philadelphia, PA).


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4 races: Wanderlust Mindful Triathlon, Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon, Pumpkin 5K, Chicago Marathon.


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15,904 miles traveled.

4 countries: Iceland, England, Spain and Ireland.


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6 states: Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Ohio


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5 concerts.

The Lumineers & Andrew Bird; U2 & The Lumineers; X Ambassadors; Sam Hunt, Maren Morris & Chris Janson; Coldplay


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13 books.

Favorite Book of 2017: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


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20 charity organizations supported.

Compassion International, charity:water, Edward Foundation, Girls, Inc., Race Forward, Community Christian Church, She Should Run, Changing Worlds, National MS Society, National Parks Foundation, RAINN, Life After Hate, Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation, PTLO: The Letter Project, Girls on the Run, MizzouThon, Camp Kesem and the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation

2 shows.

Hamilton & Impractical Jokers

We were in the room where it happened.

6 professional sports games.


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That’s a wrap!

Thank you for reading this little blog of mine. It’s been a joy to write and create this site, and I truly thank you for supporting my journey!

Happy New Year!

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