I am married to a wonderful man John, and I have four children. I am a huge Bears fan. Sadly my dog Buddy whom I used to take for walks passed away. I miss him terribly. I have 2 new puppies who love to run with me, Zach and Max. I enjoy jewelry-making, baking and cooking. I love to run and have completed four Chicago Marathons, several Half-Marathons, two bike tours and two duathlons. I consider myself retired from running full marathons but I would love to run a half-marathon in all 50 states (I have done 6 so far). I play tennis when I get a chance and am teaching myself to swim with the goal of participating in a triathlon sometime in the near future. I love dancing and working out and luckily for me, I discovered WERQ which is a cardio-dance workout based on pop and hip-hop music. You should try it. It is so much fun!I am actually a certified instructor but have not found the time to start teaching a class. If I could find time in my tight schedule, I would love to learn how to bake French pastries, play the piano and ice skate. I would also love to learn how to sew, knit and crochet. In my lifetime, I would like to travel the world and do volunteer work with an agency aimed at feeding the hungry.