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Heidi

Chicago, Illinois
I'm Heidi, a Registered Dietitian living in Chicago, with a passion for fitness and eating real food.  My blog  www.urbanhides.blogspot.com follows me as I try to stay happy and healthy in an urban atmosphere.
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No Risk, No Reward by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Only four full days left in Chicago! Have I mentioned how much I love my new Tumbler ?  I’ve been obsessed with iced chai tea after a tough workout and this thi ... Read on »
My Training Trail by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living With only about a week left in Chicago I find myself trying to soak in every last bit of what this great city has to offer… Very high on my list is the Lakefront Trail ... Read on »
Navy Pier Ferris Wheel by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On Saturday I tackled something that has been on my to-do list for quite some time… I rode on the Navy Pier Ferris wheel! I’m not the biggest fan of heights, ... Read on »
Notice by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I officially gave my two weeks notice at work yesterday!  Ahhh!  We’re really moving to Colorado. Have I mentioned I’ve never actually stepped foot in Colorado befor ... Read on »
13.1 Going down by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Such a fun weekend around here… It may or may not have included: :) Weekly Workout Review: Sunday- Cardio: 40 min. on bike and treadmill Monday- ... Read on »
Lincoln Park Lily Pond by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What better way to spend a mid-week day off than visiting some favorite Chicago places? First up, authentic Chicago-style hot dogs from Flub a Dub Chubs - I ... Read on »
Drowning in boxes by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We're drowning in a sea of boxes up in here! Our lease ends at the end of August, but we are MORE than ready to get out of this apartment.  They lease by indivi ... Read on »
The Mist by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A peculiar fog greeted me on the way to work today… Michigan Avenue Well, the Tribune called it fog, the west coast in me simply will not allow for me t ... Read on »
Melting by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As I type this at 11pm on Sunday night, it is 88 degrees outside!  88 degrees!  And there is apparently no relief in site, this upcoming week has promised to be hot and hu ... Read on »
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If I go there will be trouble and if I stay it will be double… Ok, maybe not, but we are currently in the process of deciding where to live.  Our lease is up on our ap ... Read on »
Happy 4th! by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy 4th of July!!! Today was a normal work day for me, but luckily the gym was open for a few hours this morning, so I got my workout in while catching up on t ... Read on »
Hot with a chance of hail by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Interesting weather going on around here... When I left work last night the sky was bright with lighting and thunder was booming.  As I stood on Michigan Avenue waitin ... Read on »
Off Early by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Somehow I ended up getting off work early today.  What did that mean?   The sun was still up and I could go for an evening run! I had planned today as a rest day, but ... Read on »
Stretch it Out by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After a weekend of indulgences, it is time to get back on track this Monday! Goals this Week: * Bump up the intensity of my workouts (I’ve been getting my minutes ... Read on »
Pizzas and Patios by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Weekend at-a-glance: Homemade pizza: Before and after- Eggplant experiment in the corner= #fail Sliced eggplant apparently does not roast i ... Read on »
Warrior Dash 2011 by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On Sunday Walker and I hit the road to participate in the 2011 Warrior Dash in Channahon, Illinois. We were in one of the last waves of the event, at 4:30, so ... Read on »
Sox Game by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This weekend Walker and I spontaneously decided to catch a White Sox game—tickets are much cheaper than Cubs tickets, so even though Wrigley is right down the street, we v ... Read on »
Nutrition Bag Friday- Tempeh by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This week, for the first time ever, I bought tempeh.  The checker at Trader Joe's looked at the package weird and asked, "What is this?".... haha, great start.  I wasn't s ... Read on »
Drink Up- Hydration for Active Adults by Heidi Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The temperatures here in Chicago have been sweltering  the last few days and I have been guzzling water like it's my second job to try to keep from getting dehydrated.  Th ... Read on »