2018 Racing Season Recap: Post Hip-Surgery Recovery

December has arrived and with it has come the snow! Which means that my 2018 racing season is officially over. This year's racing season was cut short due to having my labrum in my hip repaired. BUT, with the surgery, I am now fully recovered and better than ever! I'm very thankful that my recovery was during the hottest... Continue Reading →

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Kansas City, Missouri

Usually in November (between my athletic training sport coverage), my husband and I take a vacation that revolves around me running a half marathon. Since I had hip surgery in May and haven't made it to 13.1 miles yet in training, we decided to take a mini vacation instead and head south to Kansas City, Missouri... Continue Reading →

Watching the Boys of Summer ⚾️

Summer time is well known for baseball season. I had the privilege of being able to attend 4 major league baseball games and 3 of which were in different major league baseball stadiums. My husband and I are quite the sporting junkies so we were very excited to travel and watch some baseball in different... Continue Reading →

Day 3.5: Casco Bay Lighthouses!

The Casco Bay Lighthouses in Cape Elizabeth, Maine are just south of Portland. There are 5 different lighthouses that comprise Casco Bay Lights. My husband and I took the last half day of our vacation to tour and sight-see these amazing lighthouses! This was, by far, what I was the most excited for when traveling... Continue Reading →

Day 3: All About the Lobster!

On our third day in Portland, my husband really wanted to see what it was like to go Lobster fishing. All we thought when we heard Maine was lighthouses, seafood and all the lobsters that we could eat! Almost everyone asked me, "Are you going to try a lobster roll?!" Well no, but now that... Continue Reading →

Day 1: Kayaking in Portland, Maine!

My dream has always been to visit the East Coast and see all the beauty and glory that awaits there. Not to mention all the beautiful lighthouses!  We flew from Chicago, IL straight to Portland, ME on a Sunday. The weather was rainy, gloomy, foggy and chilly. We were thinking, "Oh, great. What a perfect... Continue Reading →

Homemade Dog Treats!

A couple years ago I was on a mission to find the best recipe for homemade dog treats on the internet. I was tired of always having to buy treats and read every ingredients list on the treat bags to make sure they were safe for my pets. At last, I finally found one that... Continue Reading →

Future Travels

Summer 2018 This summer, my husband and I are traveling to Portland, ME and Boston, MA! I am so beyond excited for this trip, both places have been on my bucket list for awhile.  But first, before we board a plane and jet set to the East Coast, we are taking in a Chicago Cubs... Continue Reading →

5th Annual Run For Their Lives 5k Event

Another successful year down for organizing and coordinating our annual 5k event for my local animal shelter, PAW Animal Shelter, in Fort Madison, IA! All proceeds made are donated back to benefit the animal shelter. Lots of hours, phone calls, and stressful nights later, we pulled off another 5k race without any hitches. I'm going... Continue Reading →

PAW Animal Shelter

I am a HUGE animal lover and adoption/rescuing animals has always been near and dear to my heart. (I have 3 dogs who were either adopted or rescued and my parents also have 3 dogs that were rescued). You can say we are a doggie-type family! I am also a runner enthusiast so putting together two... Continue Reading →

I love Rock n Roll…

...but I'm a country music fan. You're probably wondering, 'What the heck is this girl talking about?!' Let me explain. I am a huge fan of the Rock n Roll Marathon Series, which is a racing circuit that takes place all over the world. To date, there are currently 30 different Rock n Roll races... Continue Reading →

Did Someone Say Girls Trip?!

Over the last few years, a few of my friends and I have spent one weekend a year getting together to run a race (which may include anything from a 5k to a half marathon) and to just spend some quality time together.  We basically use this 'running weekend' as an excuse to get together,... Continue Reading →

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