Five Reasons Why Running is the Right Fit.

Why Running  is the Right Fit

First things first- the winner of the Kat Perkins tickets is Lori Peterson. Lori, please email me at so I can get your tickets to you. Congratulations! Secondly, I don't have anything for you today for Fitness Fashion Friday. I mean, how can I top the running romper from last week? Instead, I want to talk about National Running Day! Did you know that National Continue Reading

Fits on the Road: Minneapolis in the Spring!

What to Do with Parents Twin Cities

I often share "Fits on the Road" posts when I travel to different locations. Today, I thought it would be fun to share what I did during my parents' recent visit to MY city...A Fits on the Road Stay-cation- Twin Cities edition! They arrived Sunday afternoon from LaCrosse WI, where they had visited my younger sister, who was there visiting her in-laws. For the Sunday of their arrival, I had Continue Reading

Fits do Race Reviews: The Salomon CITYTRAIL Loppet 10 Mile

City Trail Loppet Finish c

(pictured above: our friends from THIS post who met at a trail race and are getting married this fall!) Last Sunday, I ran the Salomon CITYTRAIL Loppet 10 mile race! There is also a 10k option with this event. Let me tell you, this was such a fun race! It was probably one of my favorite trail races so far, and that is high praise considering there are a lot of options in the Twin Cities Continue Reading

Fits Do Race Reviews: The TC 1 Mile!

TC 1 Mile Review

Last Thursday evening, I ran the TC 1 mile race. I ran this race in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014, the race was cancelled due to the weather. Last week, I ran it my 4th time! Minneapolis Running did a phenomenal recap of the race, sharing the details of Heather Kampf and Garrett Heath's wins for the evening. Definitely go check out that article here (Nice article, Sara!) The race attracts Continue Reading

Weekly Recap: A New Mileage PR!

Grandmas Marathon 1

I have a couple race recaps coming your way- the TC 1 mile and the Citytrail Loppet 10 miler. It was a busy week! But I don't want to get behind, so here's my quick weekly recap of training. Only 5 weeks until Grandma's Marathon. I'm getting excited! Monday: My parents were in town for a visit, so I had the day off of work. That didn't stop me from getting up early to get my miles in! 8 miles Continue Reading

Fitness Fashion Friday: The Brooks Running Jumper

Brooks Running Romper

I did it you guys...I bought a running onesie. A "runsie" according to Lululemon. Mine's from Brooks, so they are calling it a "jumper." A running jumper. Pretty ridiculous right? Or genius? I actually really like it! I have worn it for a few  runs so far and it felt great. I did get a few strange looks...I think the whole romper idea is a bit new to Minneapolis! The lululemon Continue Reading

Q. Cumbers Restaurant, Corepower Yoga, and a Giveaway!

q cumber restaurant

I have been logging quite a few weekly miles lately as I train for Grandma's Marathon. Rest, recovery, hydration, and diet are all more important than ever during this peak of marathon training season. But eating well is always a challenge; sometimes there's just not enough time in the day for meal prep. I work full time and usually try to bring my lunch from home, but it doesn't always work Continue Reading