Happiness is finding a great new place to run and getting in 9+ miles with my favorite running partner! We spent the weekend visiting our college kids and needed to run while we were in Cincinnati. We found the Little Miami Bike Trail and it was fantastic! Flat, which is hard to find in Cincinnati, beautiful, and full of friendly people. I ran a couple miles with a group of women that were running 20 miles for the Indy marathon coming up. They were so friendly and outgoing. 

I know we’ll be coming back so it’s wonderful to have a go to place to run. And bike! Maybe next time the bikes will have to make the trip. :)


Eat and Drink: Cincinnati 

I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret - Cincinnati is one of the best new cities to get your food and drink on. Now, I’m not telling you that because I’m getting married to a beautiful woman who happens to be from there; I’m telling you because it’s the truth.

Cincinnati has everything: delicious food made with fresh ingredients, inventive and flavorful cocktails, and locally crafted beer that competes with the best. The best part is that everything is completely affordable. We went out one night and purchased enough food and drinks to feed ten people and the bill was less than $100.


If you’re ever in the Midwest, make sure you check out Cincinnati. You won’t regret it.

Also, don’t forget about Skyline chili, but maybe save that for last.

Food and drinks from Salazar
BBQ from Eli’s BBQ
Beer from Rhinegeist

Select photos by Chelsea