Runs Worth The Drive

If you ever get that deep-sigh happiness feeling as you run along the lakeshore path, it’s not just a warm fuzzy and it’s not just the universe telling you that you live […]

Marathon Monday: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

I am pretty sure that it is internet law to link to the “OMG, shoes” video any time you write a blog post about shoes. However, I never really liked that […]

Five Ways to Revamp Your Running Routine

It’s National Running Day, y’all! While the weather this morning was a little too gloomy for my running taste, I’m hoping to get a short run in during my lunch […]

Fit Books: Uncovering the Secrets of Elite Global Runners in Running with the Kenyans

I’ve been on a little kick lately of reading books about long distance running. Of course, Born to Run is a classic, and Eat and Run is a new favorite, […]

10 Things I Learned From the Soldier Field 10-Miler

I love the Solider Field 10 Miler. It’s without a doubt my favorite race in Chicago, and unlike many years past, this year’s race day had absolutely gorgeous weather. Finishing […]

Chicago Spring Half Marathon Recap

For those of you who have been following along, I started the new year with Nike’s Resolutions Crew, pledging to run a half marathon in under 1:50. My first attempt […]

10 Helpful Tips for First Time Marathoners

How amazing was this weekend? I spent 90% of it outside, and the other 10% was spent baking a dessert pizza with the kids I babysit, eating said pizza, and […]

“Sometimes, you just do things”: Eat and Run Book Review

So it may have taken me a few months, but I finally got my library card renewed here in Chicago. Seriously, it was like pulling teeth. I have no idea […]

{Discounted race} RUN10FEED10 in Chicago

Every day, so many of us take a refrigerator full of healthy food for granted while 49 million Americans wonder where their next meal will come from. That’s a lot of […]

Introducing… Kristen Runs a Marathon

As of one month ago, I had no desire to run a marathon. For a lot of reasons. “I don’t want to get injured”- very fair, considering my past stress […]

The Final Countdown: How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Race

I will use any reason to include a Beyonce music video in a blog post/ With race season upon us, some of you may already be preparing to run in […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of the Lakefront Path for Runners

After that amazing weekend we just had, I think it’s safe to say spring has sprung. And one of the first thing Chicagoans do the second it gets warm enough […]