Hi, my name is Kristen and I am a Type A. I schedule my life to the max, I always have a plan, and your eyes would bug out if you saw the lists I’ve made for my upcoming trip to Ecuador (I printed out the ten-day forecast for both Quito and the Galapagos Islands, […]

Fourth of July is my favorite holiday, bar none. I have a serious thing for American flag apparel, and this year, I was lucky enough to head to a friend’s lake house in Indiana to celebrate the long weekend. Since the friends I was with are fellow runners, we got a long run in Friday morning […]

Chicago skyline running

Go ahead, giggle a little bit. Fartlek. Fart-lek. FARTLEK. Get it out of your system now, because once you start running this thing, you may not have the lung capacity to chuckle at a fartlek- that is, if you’re doing the fartlek right. I’ll back up. Fartlek is Swedish for “speed play,” and it’s a […]

Kristen Geil running fab fit chicago

While we were in the midst of the polar vortex and I was somewhere around hour 32 of the 48 hours I spent indoors, I vaguely remember making a promise to myself while in the throes of a particularly body-wracking shiver, “When summer comes, I will never complain about the heat! Not once! I will […]

(Disclosure: I’m a Women’s Health Action Hero helping to promotion RUN10FEED10. Not only are we working to help end hunger in our own communities through FEED, we get to test out some of the products straight from the pages of Women’s Health. Delicious chocolate milk was provided for this post by as a part of […]

Studio: CrossTown Fitness, 1031 West Madison St. Class Focus: A running and biking-focused workout meant to be scalable for all levels of fitness, from a triathlete to a beginner. Cost per workout: $25 for a day pass Money saving offers: First workout is free – to get your free class, just show up at the time you’d like to […]