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Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-07-24 17:24:52

Gorgeous, if a little warm, day for a trail run up on Picture Rock Trail! #trailrunning #running #training #run #triathlon #gearist If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbr...


White Wine Halibut with Capers

I made this dish last night and all I got was wow’s from my harder to please husband and son. It’s quickly become one of my favorites and one I can see myself making regularly...


How to Sleep Better, Faster, Longer: The Ultimate Guide to Hacking Your Sleep

“I call them business meetings,” pro marathoner Ryan Hall once said about his daily nap. Ryan is the fastest American marathoner and half marathoner of all-time and is so adam...


More races?

Races are what motivates me. It’s no secret that my training runs suck….I walk and walk and walk some more… so my pace is SLOOOOOOOW! But in a race, for some strange rea...


Visiting Skellig Michael

Beer Geek tends to like to do things that are a bit off the beaten path.  When he heard about Skellig Michael, he let me know that it was one of the top things on his “to do” ...


Family Healthy Fit Lifestyle Recipes #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

This Sunday, it’s my turn to gather the family around dinner table by hosting the #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams event sponsored by American Family Insurance. For this week’s #SundaySupper e...


Thirsty (for knowledge) Thursday: a GREAT Sprint Tri or Duathlon Workout

In this week's "Thirsty Thursday" segment, I thought I'd share that awesome/killer/horrible duathlon workout I like to do. This is a GREAT workout for tuning up for a sprint tri or duath...


The BEST Summer Treat Isn’t What You Think

This post brought to you by Summer of Groupon. All opinions are 100% mine. Hey! How is summer treating you? So far mine has been pretty sweet. And hot. I’m not complaining – I LOVE hot we...


Urban Jungle | Watering

Do you guys remember my post last month about my new balcony garden?  Well, I’m finally sharing an update with you and taking the opportunity to join a little online community known...



Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-07-23 23:23:26

Baby-G rocking the 880v4 from New Balance. #runningshoes #running #gearist #kids #cute If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-05-10 18:36:49Instagram #picof...


Water and Workout Wednesday Check In!!!

Hello! today we’re talking water and workouts. First workouts… Run: I started my day with an easy 8 miler. Nothing exciting to note except I had to cut it short for an appointment. Cross-...



Race To Kinvara - an Ireland Relay

When life hands you a four leaf clover, hold on to that bad boy for dear life!! Especially if it happens to be on some of your favorite running gear {aka the Saucony Kinvara}.I certainly ...


Goof Review: Altra Torin 1.5

The quest for the best running shoe can be daunting, but the search for the best zero drop running shoes, can be down right frustrating.  The majority of all the Altra Zero Drop reviews I...






This is why I had friends for one whole day

Hello!!! I am starting my day with a lil run. Shocker. But before I forget I wanted to stop in and tell you about my ice cream social party. Recently the lovely people at Yasso contacted ...


Half Marathon #14 for 2014: Achill Island, Ireland

Achill Island Half Marathon July 5, 2014 2:27:35 Temp: high 50s and sunny, with occasional random sprinkles What I wore: hat, short sleeve shirt, Skirt Sports Happy Girl skirt, PROCompres...


Building day

Recently one of my friends here invited a group of us to a natural building site he's been working on. He's attempted to describe his work to all of us, and we all have the same problem u...


Parrotsheads, tennis friends, and the Adirondacks

Back on February 14, I ordered my hubby & I tickets to a concert on our Bucket List: And the day finally arrived. Of course, it was beautiful boating weather and the same weekend as a...


Parrotsheads, tennis friends, and the Adirondacks

Back on February 14, I ordered my hubby & I tickets to a concert on our Bucket List: And the day finally arrived. Of course, it was beautiful boating weather and the same weekend as a...


HIIT SUP with Crosstown Fitness Chicago

This Saturday, I got to participate in a very unique workout. Crosstown Fitness, a high intensity interval training gym, teamed up with Chicago SUP, a premier Stand-Up Paddle Board o...