Give Back in 2017: October

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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Race recap: Chicago Marathon

The last month has been absolutely crazy- traveling, work events, moving… and to top that list: running the Chicago Marathon. Post-marathon I needed a few weeks to decompress, so hence the delay on this race recap. Friday I work for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, so even though I already had a lottery entry for […]

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Just keep running.

Running is hard. There are times when your feet hurt so badly you want to quit. You question why exactly you’re incessantly pounding pavement and you start making bets when your legs are ACTUALLY going to fall off. If you’ve read my running story, you know that I never thought I’d become a runner. But […]

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Race Recap: Rock ‘n Roll Chicago

On Sunday, I ran my 6th half marathon! It was my first time running in a Rock ‘n Roll series race. Initially, I wanted to PR, but after some unexpected shin splints I quickly gave up on that goal and decided to just go with the flow. But I’ll get to that in a minute. […]

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Race recap: Wanderlust Tri

I wouldn’t exactly call Wanderlust 108 a race… or a triathlon. But Wanderlust was an incredible wellness event I attended this past weekend downtown Chicago. Present by Adidas, Wanderlust 108 is the world’s only mindful triathlon that takes place in cities across the world. The three events are a 5K, a yoga session and a guided […]

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Running Tips: Gear

Recently, a lot of friends have contacted me asking for half marathon training advice and running tips. With the popularity of my last running post, I figured you guys might enjoy a series on running tips! Gear While you might just throw on a pair of shorts and whatever tennis shoes you have and go, […]

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4 health & wellness apps to ring in the new year.

It’s that time of year again. The time when we are still full-throttle in our New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthier, lose weight, workout more, yada yada yada. But let’s be honest, by February you’ll be back to your old ways and these resolutions will be a mere blip in your year’s radar. However, I […]

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Becoming a runner.

If you would’ve told 13 year-old me that one day I’d have run 5 half marathons, countless 5Ks and am training for a marathon, I would’ve laughed and said “wrong person.” Yet here I am, excited and ready to train for the Chicago Marathon! Running was not always a passion or even tolerance of mine. […]

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