On feeling good

Well, I am certainly LONG overdue on an update. I vowed to get back to regular blogging and yet I somehow blinked and a whole month went by without a single post- whoops! It’s no secret that I’ve had a bit of a challenging time since I ran the Chicago Marathon last October. I was… [Read More]

Move to Heal

It’s no secret that I’m pretty much an open book. However, when it comes to my mental health, this is probably the only thing in my life I’m not SUPER open about. Maybe this is self-stigma but I also don’t talk about it that much because I just really try not to let it define… [Read More]

what are you hungry for

Is this thing still on? I know It’s been a while, but I’m back! Back when I first started this blog I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted it to be about. I was taking a graduate certificate program in workplace wellness and health promotion and my passion was (and still is) helping people live… [Read More]

Popping my Marathon Cherry

It’s now been three weeks since I ran the Chicago marathon and added “marathon finisher” to my list of running accomplishments. I have four black toenails, my sunburn is gone and I can walk again with ease. I’m not going to sit here and talk about how easy running a marathon can be if you… [Read More]

Breakfast. Pie.

Yup. You read that right- breakfast pie. The merits of pie as a breakfast food has long been a topic of conversation in my nearest and dearest friendship circle. All of us have agreed for years now that pie is definitely a legitimate breakfast food. I mean, think about it for a minute. Toast and jam… [Read More]

On Happiness and being Selfish

The photo below is what one looks like when it’s only Tuesday but it feels like Friday and you’ve had the craziest few weeks and you try and leave the office before 6:00pm and you go to the bathroom down the hall and then come back and then realize that your badge isn’t working to… [Read More]

Natural Pain Management

I am one of those people who loves a good wallow. When I feel low, I am the type to hide out and binge watch Netflix (and usually binge eat things I shouldn’t). This is particularly true when I am in physical pain. While I used to pop advil like they were candy at the… [Read More]

You can’t pour from an empty cup

Right now I am supposed to be sitting in my cramped Kia Rio driving from Chicago to Toronto after having run the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Instead, I am sitting at the kitchen island in my Toronto condo after shoving my face with a Thanksgiving feast writing this. Annoying post about running coming… [Read More]

Living in Lyme “hell”

Almost 3 years ago now, Zach and I worked one last summer at our beloved Summer Camp. That summer was supposed to be the best yet; we were both on senior staff, all of our closest friends would be there and as soon as camp was over we would be taking the California road trip… [Read More]

Reflections on “Slow” Running

I was a little hesitant to write this post. Not because I am embarrassed by my speed (or lack thereof) but more so because I don’t want anyone out there to feel like they are not a great runner based on their speed.  Also, I hate using the word slow (I really tried hard to find a… [Read More]