My Favorite Places in Scotland

I recently visited Scotland and I will never be the same. It’s an enchanting, ancient land of lochs and munro’s, bustling, modern cities and villages that seem untouched by time. Castles and cathedrals dot the landscape, but the real beauty is the land and the people that call it home. It is indescribable, and more…

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One Step Closer to the Marathon

Chicago marathon day is drawing closer, and my long runs are getting really long. As in over three hours long! Finishing is a confidence booster to be sure! Sometimes the pre-run jitters can creep in with these long distances though, and its easy to let them get the best of me. I try to remember…

Running by the River Ness

I recently visited the beautiful city of Inverness during my vacation in Scotland. I can’t tell you how excited I was to spend time there! Our first day there was blustery and rainy, not too surprising for Scotland. I won’t lie, I burrowed under the covers and skipped my morning run that day. Thankfully the…

A trail run with friends

I decided to break up the monotony of marathon training by hitting the trails, so I headed to nearby Gabis Arboretum in Valparaiso, Indiana. A trail run seemed like it would be a nice change of pace from road running. Sometimes it seems that I run the same route day after day. It ended up…

The Lesson of the Long Run

I am currently in training for my first marathon. It’s coming up quickly in October; the 2019 Chicago Marathon. The long runs are getting long at this point. I’m getting into uncharted territory, as in running longer distances than I ever have before. A few days ago, on my first ever 16 mile run, the…

How I explored Edinburgh-Without a soul in sight!

Visiting Scotland was a dream come true. The very top of the top of the bucket list for me. After reading all the blogs and travel sites on the ancient city of Edinburgh, and poring over every amazing photograph, I could hardly wait to arrive and experience it for myself. Truly, it was just as…

A weekend at Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State park is located in Oglesby, Illinois. It’s a few hours drive from my home in Northwest Indiana, and a perfect place to get away for a weekend and enjoy nature. With 13 miles of trails its fabulous for hiking and trail running, and the views will take your breath away. We booked…

Welcome!

Thanks for joining me! There is nothing like exploring a new place for the first time. The excitement and awe of discovering something new never grows old! Time in nature is healing and something that has become an important part of my life. I’m sure it is an important part of yours as well, or…