Posts Tagged "running"

The Big Ten 10K 00

The Big Ten 10K

The Big Ten 10K

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Earlier this summer, we participated in the 2nd annual Chicago Big Ten 10K! It’s so fun living in the South Loop and only a hop, skip and a jump away from the start line to so many amazing races this summer! Representing Will’s alma mater – Northwestern University!   Me and my sister-in-law  Laurel at the start line. Will and David as finishers looking cool in their...

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Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Like us on Facebook or leave a comment below for a chance to win a free entry to a 2013-2014 season Reebok Spartan Race! For more information about the Spartan Race, read on! A couple years ago in efforts to increase our running and athleticism, I participated in the Warrior Dash and Will participated in the Tough Mudder. But now there’s a new obstacle race gaining...

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February Running Music

February Running Music

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First it was running, then it was crossfit, but why can’t it be both? This is the question I asked myself at the beginning of the year and have since committed to incorporating both running and crossfit back into my life with equal attention. With my last race being nearly 6 months ago at the Big Ten 10K, I’m ready for my next challenge – the good old Shamrock Shuffle. I...

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Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

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This recipe is actually adapted from one I did back in 2010! My how the time flies.     Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes  vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, peanut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients 1 cup dry hulled barley 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 1/4 tsp garlic powder 2 large heirloom tomatoes 1 cup...

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Monster Dash!

Monster Dash!

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Yesterday, in the spirit of Halloween, I ran the Monster Dash 5K! This was actually only the second year that this costume-friendly took place in Chicago. It was so much fun running while enjoying all of the great costumes that there is no way I won’t run this race again next year! I wore my Viking hat from the Warrior Dash – a 5K with obstacles that I ran back in September. The weather was...

Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon 00

Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon

Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon

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Why have there not been any blog posts for a while? Here is what has been in the news this past month: 1. I passed the RD exam! (I’m now officially a Registered Dietitian!) 2. Will and I had an engagement party and engagement pictures taken in Omaha, NE (pictures soon to come!) 3. I moved into a new “fixer-upper” apartment in Old Town (before and after pictures will be...

New Orleans Mardi Gras Half Marathon 00

New Orleans Mardi Gras Half Marathon

New Orleans Mardi Gras Half Marathon

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I’m back from the race! New Orleans was so much fun! The weather was gorgeous, the race was a blast, and the food was awesome! Will and I met up with a bunch of friends from college to run the race, a few of which this was their first half marathon! We got to New Orleans on Thursday night, planned out our weekend at the hotel, and hit the sack. We stayed right on Canal street only a few...

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New Orleans Mardi Gras Half Marathon

New Orleans Mardi Gras Half Marathon

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Tomorrow I am headed out of snowy cold Chicago on a trip to New Orleans! I’m meeting a group of friends down there to complete the New Orleans Rock n’ Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon on Sunday February 13th! After having such a blast at the Chicago Half Marathon back in August, I decided to register for a destination race! (Not to mention running a race in another city is on my Fitness...

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10/10/10

10/10/10

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Congratulations to everyone who ran the Chicago Marathon this morning! Unfortunately I did not run the marathon, but I am working on planning a destination half marathon with a group of friends at the beginning of next year! Onto what I did this weekend. Yesterday morning, the weather was beautiful, so I rode my bike to the Division Street Farmer’s Market between Clark and State street. I...

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Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon

Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon

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The day of the Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon finally arrived! I woke up bright and early this morning to be downtown at 6am to join over 20,000 runners for the half marathon! Here we are before the race waiting in our corral ready to pass through the starting line!   Coming around mile 5!   On my way to the finish line! (I’m to the right of the guy in the...

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Fitness Bucket List Update

Fitness Bucket List Update

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Back in September I made a list of all of the fitness-related activities that I wanted to accomplish in the future, aka my “fitness bucket list“. After registering for the Chicago Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon and buying the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga DVD I was able to cross off 2 of the items on the list. However, as of today, I am also able to cross off 2 more items! First of...

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 6

Mizuno Wave Inspire 6

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I finally bought new running shoes for my half marathon training! I got a pair of Mizunos (the Mizuno Wave Inspire 6 to be exact) from Peak Performance, a sporting goods store in Omaha that specializes in running. The employees there study the way you stand, walk, and maneuver your feet when you run to fit you with the best possible shoe. Based on my old running shoes, which were mostly worn down...