Working & Playing in Chicago!

I am spending Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago and so far it has been a blast. I arrived here early Friday, jumped into the Hyatt McCormick’s pool (which isn’t the almost 25m they said it would be, but nevertheless a very nice pool for some lap swimming) and then headed out for a 5.5 mile run […]

Friday Five: 5 Places I’d Like to Run

When I saw that today’s Friday Five topic was 5 places I’d like to run, I couldn’t resist! I have always loved to travel and I love using races and conferences as an excuse to travel to new places, which is why I’m writing this from my hotel room in Chicago where I have both […]

Ironwoman Wednesday: The Open Water Swim

It’s time for another Ironwoman Wednesday with From Couch to Ironwoman, IronwomanStrong and me, Lean Green Island Girl. This week we’re talking Open Water Swim! The Ironman dreams, or shall I say nightmares, have started. I knew it was bound to happen, since I’m less than 2 weeks away from my first half ironman, and of course my nightmare was centered around […]

Caffeine To Boost Performance Part 1

If you don’t know me, let’s start here; I drink a lot of coffee. I love it hot or iced with a little bit of milk and some blackstrap molasses and sometimes a dash of condensed milk. Those of you who see me at work know my UNC Tar Heels travel mug is never far and while […]