Marathons are Gross: Chicago Marathon 2018

Running a marathon is gross for so many reasons. The blisters, the sweat, the chafing. There’s also the digestive issues and the sheer amount of food you need to consume in order to fuel over four hours of running. Imagine a laundry basket filled with two weeks of sweaty running clothes in August. It’s not […]

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Marathon Training Update

As of today, I’m about 2 months out from running the Chicago Marathon. In a cloud of ill-advised confidence, I entered the lottery last fall, and got picked. And now here I am, less than 24 hours after running 15 miles for the first time in my life, the farthest I’ve ever ran. Unfortunately, it […]

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The Met Cloisters & Doing Things Alone

The weekend before the Fourth of July, Andrew went on a trip with his friends, everyone else seemed to have vacated the city, and I found myself alone, holed up  in my bedroom, the only room in the apartment with air conditioning. I spent the better half of Saturday morning scrolling through Instagram, envying everyone […]

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Music I Love: Frightened Rabbit

I’ve been meaning to write about some of my favorite musicians that I’ve seen over the past year or so, but now feels like the best time, as one of my favorite bands, hands down, is Frightened Rabbit. After a long battle with depression and other mental health issues, the lead singer of the band, […]

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More books I read

I’ve been trying to write this since December. I guess I’ve been busy (reading) because every time I sat down to write, I ended up having to add more books. I’ve finally forced myself to sit down and bang this out, since I absolutely love recommending books, and I’ve read a TON lately. I need […]

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How the Internet Helped Save My Skin

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I learn best by reading. When I was struggling to learn multiplication in second grade, my mom bought me a book that showed me how and finally got math to click. I own almost the entire Gossip Girl book series because my mom would order boxed […]

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How the Internet Helped Save My Skin

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I learn best by reading. When I was struggling to learn multiplication in second grade, my mom bought me a book that showed me how and finally got math to click. I own almost the entire Gossip Girl book series because my mom would order boxed […]

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Mental Health Is Nothing to be Ashamed Of

Since it’s Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to step in and say something, since I have a very close relationship with mine. **Disclaimer, I’m obviously not a doctor, just an anxious person. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had anxiety. I refused to try new foods in restaurants, I had regular panic […]

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