Thinking Out Loud Thursday

My Nose Runs More Mileage that You Do

Well happy Thursday!  I’m just making it through this week as my allergies/cold is still lingering around.  I go back and forth between feeling great and having sinus pressure & congestion.  Monday was great, Tuesday was not.  Wednesday was fine until the afternoon, so I came home, napped/vegged, and then rallied before heading out for […]

Three Things Thursday!

Dare2Tri Season Kickoff

1. I started a new job!  It’s still very early in the honeymoon period, however I think it will be a good fit for me in terms of matching my experiences with an exciting new project on creating a full-scale app to help patients manage their experience with their NorthShore Health System healthcare provider.  Still very […]

Winter Running Photos

Snow pile stretching

So our weather has really changed on us.  I’m not sad about that (or that I’m in Puerto Rico this weekend!).  However I think that running in all seasons makes you a stronger runner and athlete overall.  The ability to not let the weather dictate your actions.  And for me, pushing myself is a big […]

5 Things in My Day

bare legs in the snow

My bags are packed, I’m ready to go! I’m off to Puerto Rico today!  I’m linking up with  Cynthia, Courtney, and Mar this week for the Friday Five! Here are pretty much five constants in my day! 1. Wake up, eat an egg mcmuffin, drive to work.   That’s from the radio, but my routine is “wake up, drink coffeee, swim/bike, go […]

Tuesdays on the Run: Weight Management in Endurance Training


Thanks to Erika, Patty and April and others for hosting Tuesdays on the Run! Let’s talk about weight.  It’s an odd topic, as it’s personal. In sports, it’s often important.  For some sports, the heavier or the stronger you are, the better.  Often for runners & triathletes, you want to minimize unnecessary weight.  The more you weigh, the […]

Thanksful & Random Thoughts Thursday

Don't spin slower than 90 RPM

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 […]

Weekend Activities & Self-Care


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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]