Five Must’s for a Smooth Race Day


Who else is tuckered out from this week?! It’s been a challenging week for me, at work, in training, and also showing up in my eating habits.  But today is a fresh day and I’m starting it off right- a filling breakfast, good cuppa coffee, and figuring out what I do to have a great […]

Ravenswood Run Race Recap

post ravenswood run selfie!

Well, it was an interesting weekend!  I was finishing up a rest week, so I had lighter workouts planned (score!) but a 5K on Sunday as my run test. I PR’ed at the Ravenswood Run last year, and I was hoping to pull out a similar performance this year. I even put together a little […]

Five Race-Cations I’d Do Again

PR70.3 Finish

Happy Friday! I love to travel, and thought I’d share my top five race-cations — vacations I’ve taken and raced at! I’m linking up with Mary, Cynthia and Courtney today for the Friday Five! Props to the DC ladies! Amsterdam Amsterdam was a lot of fun as a vacation spot – exploring Europe, drinking beer, eating food, walking […]

2015 Shamrock Shuffle Race Recap

Chicago Running Bloggers at Shamrock Shuffle 2015

Another Shamrock Shuffle done… bring on the Chicago Road Racing season!   This race is a must-do for me, and I’ve signed up for it every year I’ve lived in Chicago: 2009 – I registered but did not run in 2009 when there was a lot of snow and Mike was in the hospital 2010 – […]

Puerto Rico 70.3 Race Report

PR70.3 Race Recap @ Lauren Runs

Well, it’s a rest week so I suppose I should work on finishing up my race report from the last race… especially since my next one (Shamrock Shuffle) is tomorrow! So here’s the vlog I did the day after the race: And for the details, you can read below. Going into the race— I was […]

F3 Half Marathon Race Report

F3 Finish 2015

Race Recaps – do you get them out the day of, or are you more of a “stew on it” person? Me, I’m a stew on it.  I ran the F3 Fozen Lake Half Marathon last Saturday, and I’m just now penning my thoughts in a coherent manner. The morning of the race, I posted this […]

New Year’s Day 5K Race Report


Welcome to 2015!  I rang in the year a bit hungover, but I did complete my my first run of the year at the New Year’s Day 5K race in Lincoln Park! I enjoyed our New Year’s Eve night out at dinner with friends, but definitely felt it the next morning on the run.  I didn’t […]

Schaumburg Turkey Trot {Race Recap}


Our Turkey Trots seem to escalate a bit every year, and it started when I first started dating Mike.  The first year I ever did a turkey trot was in 2007, and I did a neighborhood 5K in Glenview, at the same event Mike had run since high school.  When we did our Thanksgiving at my […]

Chicago’s Perfect 10 Mile {Race Recap}


Saturday I had my next jump up in distance and speed since my Ironman Louisville race.  This was also the first race that was actually two months after the ironman, which is the length of time experts say it usually takes to recover from an Ironman. The Chicago Perfect 10 race offers a 10K and also a […]

Hero 10K Race Recap


Today I ran as a superhero at the Hero 10K and Half Marathon (I did the 10K).  I won the entry from Valerie at The Style Files and was excited to see what my speed and endurance would be like now that I’m two months out from Ironman Louisville. So we bundled up this morning and headed […]