Thursdays are for Thinking Out Loud: Self Care

Be Your Own Valentine Self-Care Event Rooted Center Chicago

This may be a bit of a ramble, but I’m linking up with Amanda for Thursdays are for Thinking Out Loud! Well, it’s been a week now since my workout and other life routines was thrown into a loop with my move.  I’m still figuring out where stuff lives in our new kitchen, adjusting from a […]

WIAW: Blaze Pizza & the Elimination Diet

My Blaze Pizza Creation #BlazePizzaChicago

Well that’s an oxymoron… pizza on an elimination diet?  Yes, pretty much.   Last night I met up with the Windy City Bloggers for my first “big girl” blogging get together. Those fashion, food and lifestyle bloggers are a lot more together than I feel like I am! We met at Blaze Pizza, which is […]

Friday Favorites

Jewelry Selfie Collage

Happy Friday!  This is moving weekend, so my spare time this week has been consumed with packing, packing packing!  Despite that, I wanted to drop in to say hello and share a few things that I’ve been liking this week! Favorite dress-up:  I got this necklace and earring combo from my sister-in-law for Christmas.  I’m not […]

My 2015 Race Schedule

Ironman Puerto Rico 70.3 Registration

We’re getting into the thick of things for 2015 and I’m sharing my race plans today!  Especially since I’ve got a couple “biggies” this year… and one of them is just 2 months away! In December I talked about some of my racing goals: Ironman Wisconsin.  09.13.2015.  Goal:  14:30 or faster. A 70.3 in 6:30 […]

35 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin

Computrainer Selfie

Well another week done and a week of Chiberia survived.  We saw our coldest weather of the season here in Chicago, and while it made things a bit hard workout and travel wise, I was lucky to stay warm, not have any burst pipes, and to have access to my car the entire time (to […]

5 Things I like about San Francisco

Today I’m linking up with Cynthia, Courtney and Mar of the DC Trifecta for a Friday Five on our favorite cities! I love San Francisco. I know I could probably never afford to live there, but I love visiting and have been fortunate to be able to travel there for work several times plus my own visits for […]

Three Things Thursday: Chiberia Edition

Kitchen Remodel

I hope everyone is staying warm there – I know the world is getting colder this week… I was elated to see a “5” on the car thermometer this morning. Pretty much our high yesterday was 2 degrees. I know it’s cold in other parts of the country (and especially if you’re my little sister […]

Book Review: Triathlon for Every Woman

Last night I went to yoga (I’ve been twice now in a week! same amount as the last six months!) and the intention for the practice was a quote: The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Lao Tzu It’s serendipitous because I had just started finished reading this book and was thinking […]

36 Weeks to IMWI


New Year, new week! While I love the holidays, I find that getting out of my routines is hard on my workouts.  Christmas I was out of town, and while this was a work week, there was a big party night & day off in between.  I’m looking forward to getting back to a new […]

2015 Goals: The Year of Awesome!

2015 goals

Happy New Year! 2014 was good, and I’m looking at 2015 to be even better!  I’ve set out a few simple-ish goals for 2015 to help keep me moving in a certain direction.     Fitness Goals:  1000 running miles – this translates to 84 miles per month, or an average of 21 miles per […]