Santa Cruz’in

Daytrips are my new favorite. As you probably already know, it is not cheap to live in this part of the country. But I’ve come to realize that you’re paying for more than just a house to live in. You are paying for the most ideal weather. You are paying for the national parks, the […]

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Chicago to California Roadtrip

2,344 miles. 5 nights. 1 speeding ticket. WE MADE IT! In case there is anyone else out there as crazy as us and driving from Chicago to San Fransisco, let me tell you… yes, it’s long. It’s really, really long. But you will seeΒ breathtaking scenery, experience some funΒ cities, and if you’re lucky like we were, […]

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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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5 Rules for Eating Out

I love going out to eat. There’s just something so relaxing about sitting back and letting someone else do all the work. It also gives me a reason to get dressed up after wearing athletic clothes all week (not that I’m complaining at all), it’s social, I can try new foods, and it’s a fun […]

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25 Years OLD

There is no such thing as a birthday to me… I like to call it a birthweek. Maybe even a birthmonth. Anybody else with me on that?? A couple of people asked me “how it feels.” Well, this Buzzfeed article describes it better than I can: 25 Signs You’re Almost 25. What makes the perfect […]

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Anniversary Weekend Retreat

Last weekend, Mo and I had the opportunity to stay at Copperstone Inn, the B&B on the same property where we got married. A “relaxing weekend” has been nonexistent since moving back to Chicago, so we were extra grateful for a quietΒ retreatΒ (shoutout to our folks who puppysat Sydney!). We had a greatΒ time reliving our wedding […]

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