Author Archives: renbog

About renbog

I have opinions and I have passions and I like to write.

Aid Station 10 — Chicago Marathon 2018

Today, as I get ready to celebrate the one year anniversary of my own running of the Chicago Marathon, I spent the first half of my day volunteering at an aid station. My sister-in-law Lucy works for PepsiCo and they … Continue reading

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#IWSG — Life Events

Thanks to a post I read tonight by Jacqui Murray, I stumbled upon the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! I signed on right away and thought I’d take a stab at this month’s topic even though I’m a few days late … Continue reading

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Note: this post contains information about sexual assault. While it is deliberately not graphic, it still may be detailed enough to be disturbing or upsetting. It is also a huge risk for me emotionally to share this information, but I … Continue reading

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How do You Define Success?

In July, the boxing gym I attend (K-Fit in Minooka) posted a July fitness challenge, which you can see below. Because I am in love with all things K-Fit, I decided to take on the challenge. But I knew the … Continue reading

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I Earned This

I got an email this morning from TRS (Teachers’ Retirement System). Here is what it says: “In recent weeks, a new website identifying 30,000 TRS members as a “$100,000+ Salary & Pension Club” has been circulated via social media and … Continue reading

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That’s Gonna Leave a Mark

Ever since I saw the musical¬†Hamilton, I’ve started thinking a lot about my legacy. The mark I want to leave on this world. I’ve come to realize that one of the ways I am attempting to do this is through … Continue reading

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Z is for Zero Inbox

Hello. My name is Renee, and I have an inbox problem. I am unable to maintain a zero inbox at the end of every day. I used to be a zero inbox kind of girl. I have three email addresses, … Continue reading

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Y is for Millenials aka Generation Y

I’m playing fast and loose with the letter Y (much like I did yesterday with the letter X). I’d like to share some quick thoughts on Generation Y, also known as Millenials. These are commonly accepted to be people who … Continue reading

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X is for XX

I’m playing a little fast and loose with the letter X (as I am sure many people do). My post today is about my favorite person with the XX chromosome — my daughter ‚̧ Her birthday is actually tomorrow, so … Continue reading

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W is for Without

An exploded can of Diet Coke led to a conversation I had with my friend and co-worker Jeremy today. We started talking about soda and he remarked how bad it is for you. I acknowledged this and told him that … Continue reading

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