Racine 70.3 Recap (2015 Edition)


Two years ago I did the Racine 70.3 as my first half ironman. Yesterday I went back to see how I’ve improved on the course. Spoiler alert: everything fell in place for me yesterday. While there were some snafus, I nailed ALL of my goals, and surprised myself!  A half hour PR in the books! […]

Pleasant Prairie Olympic Distance Triathlon – Race Recap

Pleasant Prairie Triathlon Run

I think I’m becoming more and more unemotional. When I finished yesterday’s race, I felt, “At least that’s done.”  There wasn’t too much excitement, or disappointment. Goals wise?  I kind of hit my goals.  The course seems to have been long on the swim and the bike. I know the swim could be me not […]

Leon’s Triathlon Race Recap

Finished at Leon's Triathlon

Leon’s Triathlon 2015:  done & done. Things that did not go as expected today: Olympic distance race was shortened to a modified sprint. My Papa John’s pizza was not at the finish — sad face Leading up to the race, I wasn’t worried about weather.  Sure, it did not look great for Sunday morning, but no […]

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 […]