Fitness Fashion Friday: Brooks Versatile Lite Running Tank

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Looking for a perfect hot weather tank? I think I have found it! It's from a lot of my apparel lately it seems. It's the Brooks Versatile Lite Running Tank and it is incredibly, well, lite and versatile! Emphasis on the word light (lite?) The material is super soft, a bit transparent (but in a G-rated way), no seams, no chafing...just a perfect hot weather tank. You can Continue Reading

Where to Run in Chicago (And What to Know)

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My friend Heather has graciously written a guest post for you about where to run in Chicago and what to know! Enjoy! Chicago, America’s second city, is known for deep dish pizza, cutting edge comedy and pioneering architecture. But few people are aware that Chicago actually boasts one of the more vibrant running communities in the country. We all know that Midwestern runners are some of the Continue Reading

Weekly Recap: 9 Weeks Until Grandma’s Marathon!


Looking for some spring running gear? Check out some tips from yours truly and a few other local runners in this post from Minneapolis Running. Let me know if you have any other spring running tips, I'd love to hear them! I'm so excited for my running friends who are out in Boston for tomorrow's race! There are about 15 people from my running club there this year, and I'm hoping they all have Continue Reading

Fitness Fashion Friday: The Patagonia Strider Pro Short

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Last summer, I purchased a pair of the Patagonia Strider shorts. I like them, as they are really light-weight and fit me well. I run in them often and definitely have them in my "favorites" pile. However, Dustin kept telling me that the Patagonia Strider Pro Shorts were even better, but that style was only previously available for men. Guess what? The Patagonia Strider Pro are now available Continue Reading

Weekly Recap & Running in Kansas City, MO

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Another week of Grandma's Marathon training complete! This week including a short trip to visit my younger sister in Kansas City to meet my new nephew. I had a great time exploring Kansas City for the first time. I especially loved having the opportunity to spend time with Laurie in her first few months as a new mom. Let me back up a bit and tell you how the week went with Continue Reading

Fits Do Race Reviews: The Ron Daws 25k

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This past Saturday, I ran the Ron Daws 25k. This was my 3rd year running this race. I ran it in 2013 as a training run for the Newport Marathon and I ran it in 2014 as a training run for the Flying Pig Marathon. Start Line: The race starts at 8 am at a church parking lot in Hopkins. There is plenty of parking at the church as well as bathrooms and a warm place to wait. We arrived around 7:30 Continue Reading