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June Mileage

June was a month of not only half marathon training, but the start to full marathon training. Due to the start of marathon training I have added an additional day of running, so now I am getting 5 runs in weekly. I also started running with  Chicago Area Running Association for my weekly long run […]

Summer Running Necessities

Summer Running Necessities

The sun and heat has set in and of course the humidity so that means it’s summertime in Chicago. I am not a huge fan of running in 80+ degrees especially when there is choking humidity. Now get me relaxing by a pool or on a beach with a cold cocktail and I won’t be […]

Thai Chopped Salad (Panera Copycat)

Thai Chopped Salad (Panera Copycat)

One of my favorite places to go for lunch is Panera. Sandwiches, Salads, and Soups, what I consider the best options for lunch. My favorite salad to order at Panera is the Thai Chopped Salad. Since I am a big believer in bringing packed lunches to work I decided to recreate this vegetable loaded salad. […]

Marathon Training

Marathon Training

Earlier this year I read an article in my Runner’s World magazine on best marathons across the country to run. Included in the article was the marathon considered to be “The Best Race for First-Timers”. Ironically it was the Chicago marathon. After reading the article I started convincing myself that I should run my first […]

May Mileage

May was a month of REST. After running a PR in the half marathon in Nashville I decided to take a week of from working out all together to give myself some much-needed rest and relaxation. I also decided for the month of May if I didn’t feel like getting a run in for the […]