February in Review

Total Miles: 41
Total Time Working Out: 18hr, 4min
Total New-to-me Beers: 3
Total Burlesque Shows: 2
Total Short Film Festivals: 2


Biggest news of the month! I’m an aunt again!!!!! My oldest bro and his wife welcomed child #2.

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Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy … but I’m in love. 

Less important happenings for the month:

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I snapped this pic on the LFT and couldn’t resist the despressing side-by-side comparison.

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I joined Erica’s team at Cycle for Survival to raise money for rare cancers.


My first Foam Party.

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Cake & Whiskey Club


LUNAFEST. Short Film Fest #2. Short Film Fest #1 was Dan Savage’s Hump Tour. Two very different film fests. Both very engaging.

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Redeemed a Groupon for an annual Divvy membership. Now I just have to activate it … and get used to riding a bike again. On the mean streets of Chicago.

Checking in on my 2014 goals:

Weekly Strength Workouts: I only did 3 this month – 2 at the fitness center at work, and one with CARA at Equinox. But I was an overachiever on this goal last month.

Bi-weekly Fun Workouts: Between two weekly burlesque classes and tango classes, I did 9 fun workouts. This was a good decision, considering the Polar Vortex has not quite released it’s grip on Chicago.

Read 12 Books: I’m probably one of the last runners to do so, but I finally read Born to Run. And I get what the fuss is about! I really enjoyed it. If anyone wants to borrow my copy (I got it from Half-Priced Books), let me know. 

Host Something Once a Month: I was going to host a clothing swap, but then it snowed. AGAIN. And no one felt like driving (and I did not blame them) so I rescheduled.

Volunteer: I researched some ideas for fundraising for the ACS, and I’m planning a fundraiser party at Bottle & Bottega. I’ll post info once the registration link is set up if you’re interested in coming. I’m looking into another event … I think this year might be more events and not so much raffles like last time. But you can still support my fundraising by buying an I Run With Fast Women shirt. (Which someone did recently … thank you, whoever you are.) Or you can just make a donation.

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5 Comments on “February in Review”

  1. I’m actually finishing up Born to Run and have loved the entire book so far. What do make of the entire minimalist/barefoot mentality the book focuses on? I can’t deny that I’m completely intrigued by the idea of barefoot running, it makes perfect sense when considering human nature. While I love the idea of barefoot running in theory, I just don’t think we’re meant to continue with it on modern day (and man-made) ground like concrete. However, I’m definitely planning on moving away from cushioned shoes and swapping them for more minimalist racing flat-like shoes. Sorry for the random thoughts 🙂 I’ve been dying to discuss the book with someone!

    P.S – congratulations on becoming an aunt!

    1. I thought all of those parts – about our feet, how we’re literally made to run, and about diet – was very interesting. I think Maureen (I Heart Pikermis) said she seems to have gotten her Plantar Fasciitis under control by switching to minimalist shoes.

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