Extra Miler: Gail Kocher

Gail has been one of my clients for almost a year and is currently also competing on my fitness challenge team- cheer her on with me! In addition to working full time, Gail prioritizes her health and takes multiple group fitness classes, trains with me once a week and commutes to work on her bike. […]

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Keep Calm and Crockpot

Do you ever just wish you could throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and your dinner would just magically appear? If the answer is yes (and if it’s not then who are you and how do you have so much free time), then you are going to really, really like this post. Since […]

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Cheers to Three Years! 

Where does time even go these days, really?? We’re over halfway through January, which means summer has to be just around the corner… right? That’s what I keep telling myself at least! It seems impossible that Mo and I have been married for THREE years now, but somehow it’s true. We celebrated our first anniversary […]

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Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast

This pumpkin pie is what pumpkin dreams are made of. It is “healthified” and can be eaten as a Thanksgiving alternative and is even healthy enough to eat for breakfast! There is no refined sugar, butter, diary, or gluten… but let’s focus on what IS in it, instead of what isn’t! If you love almonds […]

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Collagen Peptides FTW

I feel like a kid in a candy store when I walk into a race Expo. I immediately am surrounded by a contagious excitement for the upcoming race, running products to buy and best of all, FREE SAMPLES. I am not ashamed to admit that I will walk the entire expo to eat and drink […]

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Monster Dash 10K

One of my favorite things about Chicago is that there is always some kind of race going on. Anything from little neighborhood 5Ks to the Chicago Marathon, there are plenty to choose from. Signing up for a race is a great way to keep yourself motivated… but unfortunately not so great for the bank account! […]

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Apple and Blackberry Crumble

In a world full of apple recipes (apple pies, apple crisp, apple bread, apple donuts, just to name a few!) how’s a girl to choose just one?? Pinterest can be overwhelming at times and don’t tell me you’ve never felt that way. I finally decided to shut my computer and pull out a few of […]

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Wedding Day Emergencies

With 8 weddings to attend and 5 to stand up in this summer, I can’t believe how smooth things are going for all of them! Sure, there were a few hiccups here and there, but nothing major to panic about. So many pieces have to come together for a wedding and everything, even the weather, […]

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Turmeric, or Not Turmeric

I am constantly drawn to brightly colored objects- whether it’s a new pair of running shoes, fresh flowers at Trader Joes, or a piece of artwork. Spices are apparently no exception. I stopped in a local spice shop this past weekend and a little bottle filled with a bright yellow spice immediately caught my eye. […]

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