Why Prizren Was My Favorite Town in Kosovo

Prizren river

As I piled my things into a taxi outside of my hotel in Peja, Kosovo, I thought of nothing but how much I as dreading the two hour bus ride to Prizren. Even though I […]

Hitting the Wall in Running and Life

Belmont Harbor

I recently hit the proverbial wall – both in my training for the New York City Marathon and in life overall. A few weeks ago, I was celebrating my birthday and excited for the future. […]

A Day in Kosovo’s Capital


The sun was setting behind distant mountains when I landed in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. After a weekend in London for Wimbledon, I was kicking off my big summer adventure: two weeks in Kosovo, […]

The Amazing Weekend of Tennis That Almost Wasn’t

US Open grounds

I bought my tickets for the women’s and men’s finals of the U.S. Open back in early June – before the French Open finals even took place. I snapped them up the minute tickets went […]

Weeks 4 and 5 of NYC Marathon Training

Magnificent Mile Half

Five weeks down out of a 12 week plan! Yippee! I have said it before, but I’ll say it again, I am really enjoying using a virtual training program as I prepare for the New […]

Playing Tourist in Chicago This Summer

Chicago activity list

I often joke that I only put up with Chicago winters in order to get to Chicago summers. Street festivals, rooftop bars, beer gardens and running along the lake front have been some of my […]

Weeks 2 and 3 of NYC Marathon Training

Chicago lake front

Two more weeks of marathon training are in the books! I haven’t been good about writing about it because I’ve been crazy busy at work, but I have at least stuck to my training schedule […]