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Why I'm Starting Over: What to do when your fitness routine goes off the rails

This time last year I ran the Hero Half 10K and came in first in my age group. Earlier this year I ran a half marathon PR. And then I got a new job and a puppy and  a husband who doesn’t work a traditional 9-5 schedule. And, I’ll admit it, although I’ve been taking... Read more »

9 Facts about Life: One Post at a Time (Interview with a ChicagoNow blogger)

<strong>Why do you blog?</strong>
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To make people laugh, sometimes cry (in a good way) and mostly to feel normal – I guess I like to evoke some good emotion from my readers.  I like to let other moms/parents know that we are all experiencing the same situations and emotions.  As parents, sometimes we all feel that we need to portray perfect and really, we are not all perfect, we are messy and stuff happens – and it can be funny, if you let it be funny.    We all have the ability to look at a situation, see the truth of it and find the funny.</br> 
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Personally, I started out with long posts on Facebook.  I gravitated to the funny in a situation and then posted.  I was finding that many of the posts that I was reading on Facebook were negative.  I was trying to counteract the negative.  The feedback that I received from people reading my posts led me into blogging.  I also found that I had an opportunity to say just a little bit more with blogging.</br>  
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<br>I used to worry about writing about my family.  But, my boys are funny guys and we all love to laugh here.  Now when something funny happens they actually say, “You should write about that!”  </br>
Many of you have have been reading this here blog since before I transitioned to ChicagoNow, back when I was on Blogger. One of the reasons I ended up moving to ChicagoNow was for the opportunities but it’s also given me a great community of other bloggers who all blog about different topics, have different... Read more »

2013 Running and Fitness Recap

2013 Running and Fitness Recap
So many things to write about, so little time! I want to tell you all about the running streak I did where I ran at least one mile a day starting on Thanksgiving and ending on New Year’s Day. I want to give you my review of Wilson Fitness. But first, I want to give... Read more »
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Peanut Butter: Not Just for Sandwiches

Peanut Butter: Not Just for Sandwiches
Peanut butter (and almond butter) is a staple of my fitness life.  I use it for both pre-race and post-race fueling and before and after many of my other workouts.  In fact, I love peanut butter so much that the National Peanut board contacted me and asked me write a guest post about how I... Read more »

A Little Bit About The Author of Eri-thon

A Little Bit About The Author of Eri-thon
First, the winners of the Chicago Marathon Swag giveaway are revealed…at the bottom of this post! Second, Emily (my Thursday morning running buddy) recently asked me to complete this questionnaire as part of the Sunshine Award! It’s a wonderful chance to help you get to know me outside of my fitness-related life. 1.  Who is... Read more »

The Curse of the Inaugural Race - Race Report for the Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K

The Curse of the Inaugural Race - Race Report for the Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K
I’ve become a much savvier racer over the years.  Not only do I understand how to actually run a good race in terms of moving my feet and pacing myself, I also understand how to RUN a good race.  As in, the logistics that make a race work smoothly for the participants.  After running or... Read more »
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