Tag: Running

Finding Motivation for the Miles

Sometimes, even if you love to run, you need a little extra motivation. Sunday’s Shamrock Shuffle was like that for me. I didn’t want to go. I had slept much in the nights prior and didn’t feel particularly great – I was actually seeing spots when I woke up in the morning. And, because it’s... Read more »

Trying To Focus Long Enough For Visualizations

I did it. I attended my first life coach group session. As a skeptic venturing into this journey, I will, as promised, talk about the process and what I’m getting from it. I will, however, also tread lightly about just how detailed I get. We have very few rules in our group (like, two). But... Read more »

Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties To Hold 5K & Family Fun Event

The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) is holding their first annual Readers on the Run and family fun event on Saturday, October 15th in Batavia. The event includes a certified 5K run course, a half-mile Junior Bookworms run for kids and family activities that will take place throughout the morning. Families... Read more »
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Why Should Mall Walkers Have All of the Fun?

I’m thinking about staging a coup. Every morning, malls open up early to accommodate mall walkers. Even “Stroller Strides” classes are allowed there. Meanwhile, we lowly runners shiver our way into all kinds of crazy tights and masks to get out to stretch our legs. Or if you’re like me, you look outside, realize it’s... Read more »

The Quest for the Perfect Workout: Boxing, Boot Camps, and CrossFit, Oh My!

 An unspecified number of years ago while living in the city, I had a 30-year-crisis. I decided it was time to get healthy. Since I’m an all or nothing person when it comes to working out, having never run more than 3 miles, I immediately signed up for the marathon. Running was a great workout,... Read more »