Connect, Conquer, Celebrate

Back in March, in the wake of the SELF Magazine tutu scandal, I mentioned the impending Ragnar Cape Cod adventure my sorority sisters and I would be embarking upon with two full teams of Running Swans. Well, the time has come, and passed, with nothing less than a gazillion memories and an equal amount of…

Rise and Grind with November Project

It’s 6:28am Monday morning and I’m sprinting downhill for the first time after a two mile uphill battle through the mean streets of Brighton. The Boston Marathon set-up crew is locking in barricades up and down Comm Ave, and I manage to squeeze through just in the nick of time, eyes focused on the massive crowd…

The 26th Mile

It’s no secret this Chicago girl has had a hard time adjusting to life in New England, but I’ve been making a good effort lately to try to be more optimistic about what this town has to offer. As the weather warms up, new opportunities to explore are becoming more abundant, and there’s no better…

Tutus & Running Shoes

I used to be one of those anti-tutu runners; not to the magnitude of SELF Magazine, but I made a personal vow to never be one of those runners. I don’t consider myself to be a girly-girl, and tutus are for ballerinas and little girls in princess costumes. I also have a deep hatred for running skirts (ironically,…

Get Me Off This Treadmill

When I run, I disappear into a world where I control everything and nothing at the same time. Deep down inside, I’m secretly (or not so secretly?) a control freak.  My shoelaces have to be tied just-so, my hair needs to be braided in one way or another, and my form needs to reflect the…

Should I Detox?

After an especially long and brutal winter, I’m sure we’re all eagerly anticipating the arrival of spring. I know I am, and if I hear about one more snow storm, I don’t know what I’ll do! As the seasons change, many of us get into cleaning mode. We dig deep into our closets, reflect on…

Inspire

Ying Maneein, also known as Rice Man, is a 28 year old self-employed barber from Chicago who let a run of bad luck bring out the best in him. If you happen to stumble across @THERICEMAN on Instagram, you’ll see a variety of images ranging from colorful socks to skyline views. Scroll a little bit…