My first 5K: Ry’s Run

I attempted to run my first race this week. Chicago had perfect weather on Tuesday afternoon for Ry’s (Color) Run 5K. It was 60 degrees and overcast — just right for running. Ry’s Run is organized by Lake Forest College in honor of the former women’s hockey goaltender, Ryann McCarthy, who lost her battle with cancer […]

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Training for my first 5K

On the first day of the year, I wrote down a list of personal goals to accomplish– aka”New Year resolutions.” Writing things down makes me feel obligated to finish them, like an unchecked item on my to-do list. Most of the goals are about bettering myself, but things like “finish the blue jean quilt I started two years ago” found its […]

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