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First Race of 2018: My Long Weekend in Phoenix

Earlier this fall, I was trying to plan a winter half marathon that would double as a weekend getaway from Chicago’s frigid winter. I should have planned it around the holidays had I known my work schedule, but MLK Jr. weekend was close enough and I was able to plan a trip to Phoenix for… Continue reading First Race of 2018: My Long Weekend in Phoenix

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Vanilla: The Demise of all Adventure

A few weeks ago, I completed my CPR re-certification at Rush University Medical Center. As a fitness trainer, I'm required to maintain this cert. It's a bit of a pain, cost-wise and time-wise, but it's necessary and aside from the trip out to Rush, only an hour of my Saturday. At the beginning of class,… Continue reading Vanilla: The Demise of all Adventure

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Toronto: A Weekend Getaway with the Falls and Donuts

Every summer, Marc, Garett, Kylie, and I take a trip together. We were RAs together at Loyola and remain best friends. Two years ago, they traveled to New York City but I was in the hospital with my sinus surgery, and last year we went to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. This year, we… Continue reading Toronto: A Weekend Getaway with the Falls and Donuts

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Grand Canyon & Gettin’ Money: Vegas 2016

I began this blog as a travel journal, so naturally, I should record my experiences in Vegas verbatim, either for my memory and possibly for others' entertainment. A group of RAs from my floor remained very close even after our time working together and decided to try to travel together each year. Last year, the… Continue reading Grand Canyon & Gettin’ Money: Vegas 2016