In Pursuit of the Healthiest Me–No Grains, No Added Sugar

The continued journey of finding the healthiest me leads me to a lot of conclusions. Like how important it is for me to have a bathroom scale and regularly weigh in. Whether I’m trying to lose weight or not, when I don’t have a handle on that number, I can easily gain weight if I’m…

Rita’s Tour of Trails: Busse Woods Elk Pasture

Another installment for the Ned Brown/Busse Woods trails, we’ve got the Elk Pasture portion of the trail. This particular portion starts at the fenced in portion where there, you guessed it, real live elk. I was kind of disappointed that they were mowing the pastures. I was sure I wouldn’t see any elk, since, well,…

Rita’s Tour of Running Trails and Parks

This afternoon, as I drove by a park I keep meaning to run, I felt the inspiration to start a new blog series. I’m out here in the suburbs of Chicago now, and I’m surrounded by parks, forest preserves, and running trails of all kinds. So, instead of “someday” getting to these trails, I’m going…