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National Women’s Half Marathon in DC: May 3-5, 2019

Social media has been the source of many fitness friends, both locally in Chicago as well as around the country. Jess Hook has been one of my running buddies for the last few years since the original VirtCHAARG days, and I was so excited when she suggested we run a destination race together. She lives… Continue reading National Women’s Half Marathon in DC: May 3-5, 2019

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Beachin’ in the 305: Birthday Trip to Miami

Usually, the four of us travel each summer (New York, Las Vegas, Toronto, and Colorado). However, when I wanted to make a trip to Miami for my birthday, the crew was absolutely down for a tropical escape from Chiberia. We were grateful we avoided the freezing rain warnings and were able to fly down to… Continue reading Beachin’ in the 305: Birthday Trip to Miami

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Holiday Weekend Getaway in Nashville

When your company mandates PTO between Christmas and the New Year holidays, you have a few options: Staycation at home (and never leave your apartment until you become one with your bed)Staycation at your family’s (and risk your sanity)Pick up other side jobs (and deny yourself a much-needed break)Travel (and live your best life) Isn’t… Continue reading Holiday Weekend Getaway in Nashville

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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