Welcome to my blog! Some would say I have a pretty active lifestyle. I have been a runner ever since I can remember. My dad is an avid runner and he was there when I didn’t make the cheerleading squad in 7th grade – a world-crushing moment for 7th-grade me. He suggested trying cross country, I reluctantly agreed, and have never looked back. I should mention I only joined on the promise of new shoes. 🙂 Anyway, I ran all through high school and college and continue to run today, though not nearly as fast! I have run 2 marathons, and too many 1/2 marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks to count. The picture below is me during the Cleveland Marathon in May of 2011.
A suburbanite and country girl all my life, I have recently become a city girl! I moved to Chicago in June and so far I love it (minus the commute home from Judson during rush hour!). I spend my mornings running along Lake Michigan and my nights eating back all the calories burned at a new great restaurant.
In my blog I will be sharing some of my Chicago running life with you (races I run, fun places to exercise, etc.), but I will also share some other athletic (or just fun) activities that I embark on in the future. This summer I am on a kickball team and a sand volleyball team, so stories from both of those should provide you with lots of laughs on account of I am only coordinated enough for running, and not much else.
I hope you enjoy reading all I have to write about. Please feel free to leave questions, comments or anything else!