Making Gains (not resolutions) in 2017

Half of people make them, but only 10% of people keep them. You know what I’m taking about… New Year’s resolutions. Every year, people vow to quit smoking, lose weight, spend less time working, and more resolutions similar to these. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Blue Cheese Fig Butter Burgers

Are you tired of the same plain, boring burgers that you’ve been making all summer? Blue Cheese Fig Butter Burgers are here to save the day dinner! Savory blue cheese, sweet fig butter, flavorful caramelized onions, crunchy arugula and juicy … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Will you accept this workout?

BACHELORETTE FINALE IS TONIGHT! Who’s it going to be… the “former pro quarterback” or the “”former competitive swimmer?” Can you tell I’m not a fan of either? (TEAM LUKE!) Get ready for lots of drama, tears, Neil Lane diamonds, and … Continue reading