Chicago Food Fest Survival Guide

I know the week has only started, but I’m already looking forward to the weekend. Why? I’m going to the Chicago Vegan Food Fest! I’m already dreaming of the ice cream I’ll eat, the burgers I’ll try and the new restaurants I’ll discover.  Since moving to Chicago, I’ve been to

What’s a Pocket Run? + Ultramarathon Training Week 9

This weekend I had a “put it in your pocket run”. You know the song lyrics, “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day.”  A pocket run is similar. Even though I hate having them, pocket runs are perfect mental ammo for

How to Have a Successful Run or Bike Commute

During the summer, I work in the office every day of the week, as compared to the school year when I am working at client sites through CPS.  I HATE the commute into the office- the L is too crowded and the bus stops WAY too much.  Every morning and