My name is Kristin, but you can all me Koko like most of my friends. I am a dogoooder from the Windy City living in the 49th healthiest state trying to live an active and healthy lifestyle while moving the needle in a positive way on social issues that plague our community. I work in the nonprofit industry as a mobilizer of volunteers for an organization committed to helping people and improving communities. I also volunteer my time with an organization battling childhood obesity along the Gulf Coast. I have a passion for connecting people–connecting them with other people, with their passions and with ways they, too, can make a difference. This happens through my personal relationships, through my day job and through my work in social media.
I have taken on a new challenge this year as I signed up and am training for my first full IRONMAN race. It’s an exciting and overwhelming thing all at the same time and I plan to use this blog to capture the lessons and progress I am making along the way. I hope you will join me in the journey.