Posts in category "Midpack Musings"

Chicago Marathon: A View from the Gatorade Lines

Chicago Marathon: A View from the Gatorade Lines
Yesterday I had the opportunity to volunteer at a little race called the Chicago Marathon. Though I’ve run my fair share of races, I’ve never volunteered…so when I saw that volunteers were still needed (on the blog of fellow ChicagoNow blogger Erin at Eri-thon), I jumped at the chance. The morning started well before 6 am... Read more »

Coconut Water Will Make You Skinny, Popular, and Rich!!! (well, maybe not, but you might still want to give it a try)

Coconut Water Will Make You Skinny, Popular, and Rich!!! (well, maybe not, but you might still want to give it a try)
I have a new addiction, one I used to think was rather nasty: coconut water. But the combination of our crazy hot summer and my outside and hot yoga workouts convinced me to give it another go. The second time around, I loved it. I didn’t notice the less than delightful aftertaste that had initially... Read more »

Big Ten 10K

Big Ten 10K
Full disclosure: I did not go to a Big Ten school. In fact, my liberal arts college did not even have a football team. And it is for this reason I do not feel traitorous that I have adopted the hubby’s college football team as my own. Besides, our colors are very similar (although the... Read more »
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I’m Thirsty!

I’m Thirsty!
As I restart my normal training post-race and post-cool down, running through the sluggishness that always seems to plague after a race, it’s hard not to notice a consistent element in each run: it is hotter than hell out there! Heat makes running a slog in and of itself, but I appear to be coupling... Read more »

The Inaugural Chicago Women’s Half Marathon

The Inaugural Chicago Women’s Half Marathon
Last Sunday I ran my first half marathon in over a year, the inaugural Chicago Women’s Half Marathon. Having been sidelined by an injury and distracted by my wedding and work, I really had no intention of running such a substantial race. Fortunately, a bit of intense friendly peer pressure did the trick. A bunch... Read more »

Midpack Musings

Midpack Musings
Today I am very excited to launch a new Chewables Chicago category – Midpack Musings – focused on running from my perspective: the midpack.  What is the midpack?  Well, pretty much as it sounds….not the front, not the back, just somewhere in the middle. I’m a runner but frankly not that good.  I love getting... Read more »
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