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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...




Why I love The Husband…

His response to my body image woes:  “You’re an idiot.” Followed by… “ooops! Did I say that out loud? and a smirk.” I love that he calls me out on stuf...


Form, Function, and Beauty: Coeur Sports

This post was sponsored by Fit Approach and Coeur Sports Let me tell you a little something about my running clothes. Most of them are pretty old. Because frankly, once we got away from t...


I’m alive!

Sorry about that, I didn’t mean to disappear on everyone like that. I was up north for work over the weekend and was so tired when I returned yesterday, the only thing I could think...


Watermelon Sangria Should Be the ONLY Sangria

Hello! I had a great run this morning – went out for another tempo attempt. I was on track to be faster than last week, but my Garmin died at 9.5 miles. I did 10 and was cooling down the ...


Tri Talk Tuesday: Support Crew

It's Tuesday so it's time for another edition of Tri Talk Tuesday.  I'm linking up with 2 of the 3 tri ladies today (Courtney & Cynthia) as The Cupcake Triathlete (Miranda) is of...


Tuesday Training - Week 10 of the North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon Training

EHere's how the redo of week 10 shaped up in preparation for the ZOOMA Chicago half marathon in August and the North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon in September:Tue...


IronBrandon Show: Episode 202

Gearist Ironman Chattanooga Video Diaries Follow me on Strava Ironman Chattanooga Ironman Chattanooga Swim Course Ironman Chattanooga Bike Course (Elevation and map detail here) If you...


Where did the .2 Come from?

Did you know that the distance of the first modern Olympic Marathon in 1896 was 24.8 miles. So why is itKing Edward VII and Queen Alexandria26.2 today? You've probably heard the legend of...


Running in: Germany (Berlin)

BerlinIt's hard to write about running in Berlin because it was the least memorable thing I did there, after the street art, the inside-museum art (over the course of the month I went to ...