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Last Race

I decided that the Lake Bluff Pumpkin Chase 5K on October 29 would be my last race of the season. (Sounds intimidating, right?) This was the final race of the 2016 CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) circuit, and I had used these races as the basis of my running schedule. Going into the season, I […]

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Pressing On

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been a few months since I’ve posted to this blog. This was due to a combination of work getting busier, me getting lazier, and feeling a bit unmotivated. I didn’t want writing this blog to become a burden or just another thing I had to get done. I only […]

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Fit[ish]

You may have seen the word “Fit[ish]” referenced, with a definition of “semi-fit; kind of fit; someone who likes the idea of being fit but equally likes food.” When I first saw this posted on Facebook, I literally laughed out loud because that’s me! I’m a foodie. I love to eat all sorts of foods–healthy, […]

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The Heat is ON!

I had said in my last post that I would write a bit about my nutrition, which I’ll do soon, but I felt that the heat was a more pressing issue at the moment. I love the warm weather that the summer brings because I live in the Chicago suburbs and am cold for about 8 […]

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Make a Plan (& stick to it)

I mentioned in my last blog post that I recently finished my doctorate. It took me 6 long years to get it done, all while balancing working a pretty demanding full-time job and all the other responsibilities that life brings. Scott and I don’t have kids, but many in my program did, and I give […]

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Getting Started

A team-building activity at work asked us to disclose an interesting fact about ourselves that others may not know. After thinking for a minute, I said that I’ve been a runner for 22 years. I’m fortunate in that, other than some gray hair, I don’t look my age (at least that’s what others tell me). […]

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