Why I Got Tested (Gluten Tested)

Why I Got Gluten Tested - and my Elimination Diet

In January I shared that I am doing a gluten & yeast elimination diet, and I wanted to share some background on it. It’s not really a secret on the internet that I’ve had digestive issues when running.  Bathroom emergencies when running is something I’ve mentioned before (here, here & here). It’s a bit embarrassing, but it’s happened much […]

January Review and February SMART Goals


Good morning y’all!  I hope everyone stayed nice and cozy… we had the craziest blizzard here in Chicago.  In our alley we were shoveling out about 18+ inches worth of snow to help neighbors try to get out last night! And that was after our Sunday Super Bowl dinner.  We didn’t watch the big game, but instead […]

32 Weeks to IMWI & Weekend Links

Chicago Blizzard Run

I hope you’re staying warm if you’re out in the midwest blizzard! I’m doing a decent job of getting back into my routine…which is a good thing since my training for Ironman Wisconsin officially starts next week!  I need to get my swims back going again. Here was this week’s workouts: Monday: Yoga (again!) + 1 mile […]

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 […]

Are you a Fish? 5 Tips to Get Started Swimming

Five Tips to Swim Like a Fish

The first sport in triathlon is swimming.  They say that you can’t win a race on the swim, but you could lose it.  I’m grateful that I grew up swimming, so I’ve always been pretty comfortable on being in the water and that I’m somewhat efficient in getting from point A to point B.  However […]

33 Weeks to IMWI and Monday Desk Reads

F3 Frozen Lake Half Marathon Post Race photo

Well! We skipped week 34’s update!   A day (or a week) late, and thankfully this posting is for me, so I’m not a dollar short.  But I kind of am, as my investments in my training this past week were not up to where I would have liked them to be.  We moved this past […]

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 […]