Monday, October 1, 2012

Blogger Meetup and More Fall Running Excitement

On Thursday I had lunch plans with Kim at our favorite go-to place, Native Foods Cafe. When we started discussing it, some others caught on and it ended up being a huge group! The food was delicious, and the company was fantastic!
L to R: Amanda, Maggie, Amanda
Thanks for the photo Kelsey!

After our meal, the waitress was kind enough to take our photo. If you've been on my Facebook page, this may be old news.
L to R: Kelsey, Kim, Katie, Erin, me, Maggie, Amanda, Amanda

Friday was an extremely busy day so I wasn't able to do anything but work, and I went to bed early in preparation of my long Saturday morning run. The main group was doing an 8 miler (as prescribed by Hal Higdon) but I decided to do 10 miles instead. The temperatures were perfect and a 9:30 pace was easy and comfortable. I'm getting ready for the random miles I'm going to be running next week. There will be more to come on that later this week... I really am loving these fall temps. I ran in capris, a short sleeve, and my Oiselle arm warmers. The outfit was perfect for the temps! Annnnd let me just tell you, I am in love! The arm warmers are my new favorite fall running accessory. They stay up, are breathable, and very comfy. The first run with them I was a little apprehensive, but on the 2nd and 3rd runs, I like them more and more (much better than my other arm warmers).

I know I run for Oiselle and talk about them a decent amount, but their products really are awesome. I just feel really lucky to be an ambassador for them and their company! They are a little bit more expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for! (Not to mention, you're also supporting a small, woman-owned, business here in the USA!) If you don't have any pieces, feel free to shop directly from their website, or they do have items available on Amazon and Running Warehouse for a little cheaper.

In other news, I officially signed up for the Zooma Half Marathon over the weekend. We (lots of Chicago area running bloggers) are making it a weekend trip full of lots of blogging and running-nerd-ness. I can't wait! If you live near Lake Geneva or just want to come and cheer us on, the event is on October 20th and there is also a 5k option!


  1. You are going to have a blast at ZOOMA!! Off to check Oiselle gear ;)

  2. Irina @ Chocolatea TimeOctober 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    I am so jealous of the ZOOMA half, I think I might just go spectate!

  3. Thanks! I saw the photos and recaps from Cape Cod and it definitely seemed like a well-run race. I'm really excited about it! :) Hope you love Oiselle as much as I do!

  4. Yes please! There will probably be more posts on this later as the date gets closer. Looking forward to it!! :)

  5. Lunch was so fun! Did you see the new menu item email from them?! AHH! I had that oatmeal cream pie when it was a special offer last mo and it was SO GOOD!

    The Oiselle stuff always looks so great on you! I am going to check out their Amazon store since that is where I do all my online shopping, lol! :)