What’s a Girl to Do?

All good things must come to an end… It’s 9pm on a Tuesday night and I’m crying to my best friend via text message as I eat lukewarm takeout straight from the Styrofoam. “I just… Why’d they have to play me like that?” “What are you looking for? Good for distance, not too heavy, not…

A Summery Tale

This is the part where I come clean (no pun intended) and admit I have yet to successfully complete the Whole30. I might as well not skirt around the topic, fess up, and figure out a way to start back over. No point in hiding or beating myself up over the truth. At this point, I…

Home is Where You Get Your Hair Cut

I never thought I would leave Chicago. It’s the only home I’ve ever known, through and through, and know it well I do. Before going home for the first time a few months after moving to Boston, I was warned by a fellow Chicagoan who moved away several years ago, “It’s going to feel different.”…

The Proof is in the Data

I’ll never forget my first science fair project. Which Battery Lasts The Longest? It was first grade, and the scientific method was already being ingrained in my inquisitive brain. My parents I compared the major national brands with store label batteries, and used Burt & Ernie bumper cars as the vehicle for experimentation (pun intended).…

Making the Commitment

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a Whole30 for well over a month. My initial idea was to begin a whole year of Whole30 starting on my birthday and leading into my 30th birthday next year, which sounded great in theory but posed several problems. For one, I’ll be in Puerto Rico with a…

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…

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…