Monthly Archives: September, 2012

dmk burger bar

its like a present from burger heaven, that just happens to be right across the block from my office for one project.  needless to say, after a 7am meeting this morning, all i could think of was dmk.  the burgers are reasonably priced, but extravagantly delish.  i havent met a burger or fry combination there …

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feeling brave

i signed up for my first race post-marathon!  a 10 miler about a month after the marathon that starts at navy pier.  one of my biggest fears is that after the big race, i will stop running and not adjust to burning so many calories every week, and that my puppy will go nuts without …

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happy hour drink – dirty shirley

we went to a wedding a couple weekends ago in michigan, and they had cherry vodka for drinks.  of course i was intrigued.  i had somewhat blocked out fruit flavored vodkas after a few bad run ins with sprite and raspberry vodka in college. so 5 years later, why not give it a try again?  …

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thank goodness for babel

in what has been a somewhat disappointing new music summer, thankfully mumford and sons has come through with a new album of great songs, not the onesie twosies that were on other albums i anxiously waited for all summer (thats you dispatch and dmb).  i ❤ this new album, and can’t wait to jam it …

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and now the tapering phase

it’s so weird… i ooooonly had to run 12 miles this weekend, and today was one of my few 4 milers i’ve been able to run in awhile.  what do i do with all this free time?!?  tomorrow is only 6, and after that 3 – so i mean, according to the training plan – …

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so i did kick it

and we ran the other night almost 8.5 miles.  the puppy came with me and he ran the whole way!  sadly, he wasnt even phased – apparently, i have just gotten him in too good of shape.  i am worried that come winter he will be super depressed about not getting out and running so …

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what happens when?

you cross a flu shot, a change in the weather, and pure exhaustion from running – a sick girl and a lazy dog.  after sleeping 10+ hours last night, i woke up to what i call the mini-flu, aches, runny nose, sore throat, stuffy eyes and still exhausted.  most days, the job is pretty flexible …

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no really… running in the windy city

so we have had a preview of fall this week, and today – i think it was a preview of winter.  even though it reached the low 70s today, the wind was gusting well over 30mph.  not to mention, our street is just a wind tunnel off the lake.  i just had a feeling – …

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it’s getting close!

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whoa there banjo

so today was my first run after the 20 miles, and it just couldn’t have gone any better!  even the pup had a personal best!  today the weather changed quite a bit – had a big rainstorm, lows in the 40s and a high around 63, oh and lets not forget the wind!  it is …

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