Thanksful & Random Thoughts Thursday

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Happy Thursday! Who else is ready for this weekend?  This week has sped by, and while I’m looking forward to the weekend, it will be busy too!  Road trip to Madison, a computrainer Newbie class on Sunday, and getting my tri-bike sent out to Puerto Rico! Here’s a bit about what I’ve been thinking about […]

Guest Post: Why I’m Running the Chicago Marathon for PAWS Chicago!

Today I’m doing a blog swap with Kristina from Blog About Running! I’m excited to have her share her goals and reasons for doing the Chicago Marathon this coming fall.  This will be marathon #2 for her and she’s raising money for an awesome charity!  You can read my post about why I adopted my cat […]

29 Weeks to Go- IMOO Training Update and Links of the week

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Life is getting biz-yay!  The Chicago Tri Club‘s Newbie program started up this past week, so we are getting busy!  We host clinics for new triathletes probably about once or twice a week from now until June, when the noobs toe the starting line of their first triathlon!  If you’re interested in the Chicago Tri Club, […]

Weekend Activities & Self-Care

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This weekend was all about taking care of myself.  That and Valentine’s Day! Friday evening Mike and I went for a swim together at Sheridan Park Pool.  I don’t swim often on Friday evenings, but when I do, I enjoy focusing on the feeling of gliding in the water and doing some drills.  This was […]

30 Weeks to IMOO 2015 & Link Love

IMOO 2015 Training Updates

Well this past week was a doozy.  Let’s say that things can only go up from here?  I was sick for much of the week, and just trying to get through the week work-wise & getting read for Valentine’s Day! Here were the workouts from last week: Monday: Full Rest Day & Sick Day from […]

Should you train when you’re sick?

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So I’ve been getting over this cold this week, but I’ve also been committed to being more of a monster at my training for Ironman this year. Sunday night – cold starts to set in.  I haven’t yet identified it, or I’m in denial. Monday – I can’t function. Call in sick.  Thank goodness it’s […]

Spinach & Artichoke Muffins Recipe

Spinach & Artichoke Muffins

I made some amazing muffins that have been an awesome snack over the past two weeks! The recipe for these spinach & artichoke muffins was fully taken from a blogger I’ve followed form the beginning, Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point. Related posts: 32 Weeks to IMWI & Weekend Links Orlando running WIAW: Snackage! What I Ate […]

31 Weeks to IMOO 2015 & Weekend Link Love

Training Updates: 31 Weeks to IMWI

Wahoo! Another week done! I got a little side-railed by the end of the weekend due to a monster cold that came upon me.  I went to yoga class, and was fine there, but once I got home I started falling into the “cold fog”. I’m finally coming up for air, about 48 hours later. […]

Valentines Day Ideas for the Athletic Couple

Have an Active Valentines Day

Valentines day is a holiday full of chocolates, rich foods, and time with a special someone.  I’d like to share with you how you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special someone and keep it active. This is my husband Mike & I.  For those of you who know my husband, he’s an active guy. […]

Why I Got Tested (Gluten Tested)

Why I Got Gluten Tested - and my Elimination Diet

In January I shared that I am doing a gluten & yeast elimination diet, and I wanted to share some background on it. It’s not really a secret on the internet that I’ve had digestive issues when running.  Bathroom emergencies when running is something I’ve mentioned before (here, here & here). It’s a bit embarrassing, but it’s happened much […]