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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Give Back in 2017: July

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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72 Hours in Tennessee.

You know those weekends that just rejuvenate you and you come back ready to take on the world? That’s what I feel like after this weekend. Sometimes you just need a weekend away in the mountains to relax and reset. Meet: Dana, Lexi, Allison and Jackie. We’ve all been friends since 2nd, 3rd and 4th […]

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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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Give Back in 2017: June

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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Chicago Ale Fest

Thanks to Windy City Blogger Collective, I won 2 tickets to Chicago Ale Fest! After a hot few weeks, the breezy 75-degree weather was MUCH appreciated. Topped off with a beautiful sunset and one of my best friends as my plus one, it was a great evening! I LOVE craft beer. It was great to […]

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Give Back in 2017: May

Soo… I realize it’s halfway through June and I’m just getting around to writing this May Give Back post. But I have a good reason for being away and that reason happens to be my May Give Back organization (and place of employment)! National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Bike MS Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is […]

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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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March/April reads.

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read more in 2017. Here are the books I picked up in March and April. The genres I read were (in order): poetry/essay and nonfiction-memoir. Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine First off, I love poetry. In high school I competed in Verse Reading for our Speech […]

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The hills and valleys.

Is it possible to be on a hill and going through a valley at the same time? We often talk about the hills and valleys of life as equal and opposite reactions, but what if you’re experiencing both at the same time? It is very rare to have everything in your life happening perfectly at once. […]

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