Alright y’all… I’m back to blogging. And I’m back with a really great recipe for a hearty and healthy chili that will knock your socks off. Sweet Potato Black Bean and Quinoa Chili. Continue reading →
Welp… I bit the bullet, pulled the trigger, took the shot (or however else you want to put it) and signed up for another marathon. I’m running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon…AGAIN!
Almost a year ago, a few of my close friends decided that my talking about depression and other personal struggles on FB, my blog or anywhere else for that matter was embarrassing them and my truth was causing them discomfort. They were doubtful of how much I was really struggling because there was no way I could be smiling and laughing one day with them and struggling the next day. There was no way I could be having suicidal thoughts because if I was suicidal, I would’ve gone ahead and done it already. According to them, people who are depressed shouldn’t talk about it publicly. Continue reading →
So, it’s taken me MONTHS to finally get up the nerve to ask you all for your help in meeting my next life goal. Fear, doubt, hesitation, all that has put a stop to me finally taking the leap to try and get into a program that would propel my career forward. Now that I finally have the courage to ask, I need your help! Continue reading →
I loooooove snacks. I always find myself munching on things in order to keep from being hungry between meals. And because I’m always snacking, it’s easy to just grab whatever is around to satisfy my hunger. But over the years, I’ve found that grabbing just anything can backfire on my health and fitness goals. And I always seem to grab the sweet stuff. So, I’ve learned to be prepared as much as possible and try my best to have my favorite snacks in the house or in my purse. Now that summer’s here and swimsuit season is in full effect, I’m snacking a little bit smarter and lighter. Continue reading →
Finally! I’m sitting myself down to write about how epic my week was with the all new Buick Verano. And it was just that… EPIC. I was extra excited when I got an email from Buick telling me all about their “Runs Worth the Drive” program. Continue reading →
This summer, I’m all about finding the fun. As soon as it gets consistently warm in Chicago, I’m pretty sure I’ll be outside as much as possible. Sunshine, festivals, music concerts, trips to the beach and fun races are on my agenda. I’m super excited to partner with Shout and their Shout It Out Campaign this weekend for the SUPER fun (and sold out) Color Run in Chicago. And… I’m giving away a free entry! Yep, you get to run with me this Sunday, June 8th at the Color Run Chicago. Continue reading →
*Note: I’m writing this a little late, so by the time you read this, it’ll be day 22!
Just wanted to do a little check-in to let you know how things are going with my 100 Days of Running Challenge! Have you been following? I hope so. If you need to catch up on the latest happenings, check out my original post about this challenge here. Continue reading →
As I’ve mentioned before, running is a form of personally prescribed therapy for me. I’ve been a runner my entire life and sometimes after a run I feel like a completely new person. I feel accomplished and ready to take on the rest of the day. It’s not always like that, but for the most part I enjoy it and find it necessary for my sanity. So, I’ve been thinking for a while now about how I can challenge myself through running. I know… running and training for races is already a challenge, but what I want to do will be a bit more personal and solid. Continue reading →
On the outside, I’m “fine”. Just going through the motions of the days or weeks. Still laughing, smiling and being me. But…my brain and my thoughts are a different story.