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Friday randoms by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Happy Friday!!! Has anyone had this insanely long week? Like never, ever ending? Well! It is Friday!   Here is some randomness   1. I love the horsera ... Read on »
Holiday season todo list by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness So. It turns out that Thanksgiving is coming up… and Christmas. This is the first holiday season EVER that holiday does not equal finals!! The last three years of holiday ... Read on »
How it feels to be famous by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness So I am famous. No really. I am.      Bethany asked me if I wanted to be interviewed after the Chicago Marathon to be in an issue of Chicago Athle ... Read on »
Safe running by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness It is dark when I run in the morning. After years of running in the dark in all black like a ninja  (really, really STUPID by the way) I decided to get smarter.    ... Read on »
Weekly workout recap by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness These recaps are sorta boring lately. Huh. Sorry. I want to try some new workouts… but my body just hasn’t been super excited about working out since the marathon. BUT I ... Read on »
Friday randomness by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Happy Friday!!! Here is some randomness.   I like Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake mix. I have been making pancakes on Sunday mornings after the gym!! I don’t ... Read on »
Restaurant review: Native Foods Cafe by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Last week I ate at the Native Foods Cafe with an old friend. Source: http://www.nativefoods.com/   This is another restaurant that I’ve wanted to ... Read on »
Book recommendation: The Fault In Our Stars by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness There are a couple of things I wanted to do more of since I finished graduate school. One is to READ. And, yup, I do a lot of that. I am that girl who reads standing on t ... Read on »
Happy election day…tomorrow! by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Stop. VOTE TOMORROW. Proceed.   Source: PBS.org   I am a ball full of nerves. Seriously. So nervous. If you want to talk politics I will gladl ... Read on »
Workout recap by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness This week was like week threeish/fourish post marathon. Honestly, I have just been tired and not enthusiastic about my workouts. For me, the mental burnout is a lot worse ... Read on »
Restaurant review: Handlebar by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Last Thursday I met a friend at Handlebar in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. This restaurant has been on my radar since I moved to Chicago and it did not disappo ... Read on »
Thriller in Schiller 5K recap by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness First of all, I hope every one on the East coast is safe and sound and life is somewhat returning to normal. As a true Today Show junky, I have seen some horrible images ... Read on »
Restaurant review: Volare Restaurant by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Two nights before I ran the Chicago Marathon, my guests and I dined at Volare Restaurant located on East Grand in Chicago. I don’t love pasta actually, but I was dining w ... Read on »
Weekly workout recap by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness My body feels pretty recovered from the Chicago Marathon. With less running, I’ve added in some other cross-training activities. My foot is still swollen. I went to the do ... Read on »
Next marathon…? by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness So here it is. I think I want to do a spring marathon. I really want to do Chicago next fall (unless I somehow get into NYC 2013… c’mon luck!) but I want to do another so ... Read on »
Weekly workout recap by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Since the Chicago Marathon I have felt really good. And, while 100% listening to my body, I have engaged in a little movement type activities.    It’s funny bec ... Read on »
Chicago Marathon recap by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Chicago Marathon summary: - I extreme tapered because I my swollen injured(ish) foot - I got a cold -I ran a marathon  -I conquered -I PR’ed ... Read on »
Things I’m blaming the taper on by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Dear Emily the taper-monster. You are crazy.   Here are three things that are totally due to my Chicago Marathon taper.   1. Forgetting my keys at my ... Read on »
Weekly workout recap (taper week one) by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Guess what is in less than 1 week. The Chicago Marathon!!! Yes, yes, yes! Last week was week one of my two-week taper leading up to the big event.    My workout ... Read on »
Perhaps I am related to my mom by findingblissforme Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness For years I was convinced that I was not related to my family, besides the similarities we have in appearance. I am so different from my dad, mom and sister that is amazi ... Read on »