Rock n Roll Chicago: What it’s like to be a 4 hour Half-Marathoner

A few Sundays ago I was the last person to cross the finish line at the Rock n Roll Chicago Half Marathon. Well, to be fair, 3 other awesome ladies held hands, and crossed with me. We were chosen to be part of the Sweeper truck, but instead of telling people they needed to move …

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Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Miler: Race Review

After running 12 races last year, and 4 already this year, I've realized I've become a bit of a race diva. There are things I expect from big races now, especially those which regularly make Race Bucket Lists. Pre-Race I was impressed by the amount of pre-race communication. We regularly got emails with updates and …

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Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Miler: Race Recap

This was by far the least prepared I've ever been for a race. Not physically, as the training has been good, but the rest of it I failed. Between Friday and Saturday, I walked about 12 miles. I did a full yoga class (which was more than the expected beginner outdoor free yoga, tougher stuff) …

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Unleashing my Kitchen Creativity: True Citrus Review, Recipes and a Giveaway

A few months ago I saw this little box in the juice aisle at Whole Foods, and decided to buy it. Little did I know this was not going to be just a little natural flavor for my water. I quickly started using it on salads, especially at work, instead of dressing. The bright lemon …

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My New Obsession: Unite Fitness

Last fall I signed up to do a cross-training run one evening with Philadelphia Runner, Be Well Philly, and Unite Fitness. A huge group of runners literally ran through the streets of Philadelphia stopping at different tourist attractions to do push-ups, squats, burpees, and walking lunges. It was fantastic. I sweat a ton, and made …

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Learning to Love to Run – My Guest Post for Wailani’s

My friend Lisa started her own business earlier this year. Wailani's brings the smells from Hawaii to give you amazingly soft skin through natural oils, scents and salt. I've been using the Pumpkin Scrub for a little over a month and I love how my skin feels. Lisa dedicated her business blog to guests each …

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So you want to go running in the snow… What I Wore Wednesday

I had lots of questions about my outfit and various tools that kept me warm and dry although I ran for almost 3 hours in the snow on Sunday. Thankfully, I'd planned well, so while I became miserable, it wasn't because my gear didn't stand up to the challenge. While there are probably dozens of …

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How many miles is a 12K? The WHYY Y12K Race Review, and my RockMyRun giveaway?

As I mentioned in this week's Three on Thursday, I ran a 12K on Saturday morning. As every runner knows, one of the easiest ways to know a non-runner is when they ask you how long a half marathon or marathon is, but seriously, without looking it up how far is a 12K? As soon …

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