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 […]

Jeana Anderson Fab Fit Chicago, running

 (Disclosure: General Motors supplied me with the Buick Verano Turbo mentioned throughout this post. As always, I only write about the things I try and love) If you ever get that deep-sigh happiness feeling as you run along the lakeshore path, it’s not just a warm fuzzy and it’s not just the universe telling you that you […]

I am pretty sure that it is internet law to link to the “OMG, shoes” video any time you write a blog post about shoes. However, I never really liked that video, and I’m much more of a Nelly girl myself, so here’s your alternative: When I first started planning this harebrained marathon training adventure, […]

Nike zoom project Kristen Geil fab Fit Chicago

Well, you don’t have to tell me twice. One of the many highlights of my weekend in Oregon was listening to a sport nutritionist give us advice over an amaaaaaazing post-run brunch of granola with yogurt and fresh berries and strawberry sauce, a spinach and raspberry salad, mini mushroom and pesto quiches, and some sort […]

nike running manifesto

It’s National Running Day, y’all! While the weather this morning was a little too gloomy for my running taste, I’m hoping to get a short run in during my lunch break or on my way to barre class tonight. Before my trip to Oregon (read more about Wednesday/Thursday’s events here – more to come!), I was […]

running with the kenyans cover finn

I’ve been on a little kick lately of reading books about long distance running. Of course, Born to Run is a classic, and Eat and Run is a new favorite, so once I was finished with that, I immediately picked up Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth. Perfect! […]

soldier field 10 miler finish line chicago illinois

I love the Solider Field 10 Miler. It’s without a doubt my favorite race in Chicago, and unlike many years past, this year’s race day had absolutely gorgeous weather. Finishing at the 50 yard line set the perfect tone for a fun-filled holiday weekend. Instead of the regular race recap (although you can find my […]

kristen geil post race chicago spring half marathon

For those of you who have been following along, I started the new year with Nike’s Resolutions Crew, pledging to run a half marathon in under 1:50. My first attempt took place this past weekend at the Chicago Spring Half Marathon (you can read more on BibRave). My training plan included strength training (which I’ve never […]