Triathlete’s Guide to Ohio Street Beach

OSB water quality

So are you a triathlete (or triathlete-in-training) living or working in Chicago?  Chances are you may be needing to get in your open water swimming.  One of the (if not THE) most popular spot in Chicago to do open water swims is Ohio Street Beach. Welcome to the Triathlete’s Guide to Ohio Street Beach!   […]

Weekly Wrap – July 4th Edition!


Happy almost 4th of July!  I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap.   Monday:  I had just finished up the Pleasant Prairie Duathlon, and was feeling pretty great! I went to yoga in the evening, which felt great except that I haven’t been in a few weeks!  Gotta keep that up! […]

Weekly Wrap 06.20.2016

Riding in Plainfield

Getting back into the blogging thing can be hard… but I find that some of the routine really helps. So thank you to Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap! The name of the game this week was figuring out how to put on my new long-sleeve wetsuit properly so I can swim well, […]

Weekly Wrap 04.18.2016


Happy Monday!  It’s a lovely 79 degrees, so WAY different than the snow we got last weekend!  I ran outside in a t-shirt & shorts on Saturday, and should have switched to a tanktop! Getting things under way with my Weekly Wrap.  Thank you Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap!   Monday:  Yoga. Good as always! […]

Advice for the Earlier Running Self

Advice to my earlier running self

I love this writing prompt from the lovely ladies who host Tuesdays on the Run: “If I only knew then…. What advice would you give your new runner self?”  I got into running when I was in college, initially for just keeping fit. I did my first 5K in 2004 (senior year of college), and then […]