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New age group… New year… New goals

New age group… New year… New goals

It’s been a while since I’ve a) posted my goals and b) posted consistently.  I enter November a year older, and *gasp* in a new age group. *Shakes head in disbelief* Given my paces and that I tend to run, this means basically nothing, other than that I’m getting older.  This month, I officially embark … Continue reading

This is Home: My Chicago Marathon 

This is Home: My Chicago Marathon 

“It’s good to be home.” Nine days after my first Chicago Marathon, I said that to myself as my cab pulled around the curve near McCormick Place onto Lakeshore Drive coming home from a quick work trip to Houston. I looked at the skyline, took in every inch of Soldier Field as we drove by, … Continue reading

Making time for Marathon Training

Making time for Marathon Training

As I’ve discussed at least once a month, my life can get a little crazy. Oh wait, that’s basically ever person alive, right? Add training for a race into this equation and I know I’m also not alone when people in your life question regularly ask “how do you find time?” or “I just don’t … Continue reading

Run Where I Live: Chicago 

Run Where I Live: Chicago 

I’m participating in a virtual running journey link-up thanks to Danielle from LiveRunGrow.com. Be sure to check out all the great places to run, and feel free to add your own, just send Danielle your link! I’ve been in Chicago for a little over a year now, and I have to say, it’s probably my … Continue reading

Getting sick during Marathon Training

Getting sick during Marathon Training

After traveling for almost 2 weeks, months of stress at work, and not eating my usual healthy diet, my body gave in last weekend. It started with me feeling dizzy and lightheaded. Then became a hoarse voice and congested head, and then came the fever. At one point, I wasn’t sure I was ever going … Continue reading

So you want to run in the rain

So you want to run in the rain

I’m convinced that I’m some sort of unlucky charm for rain on race day. Both of my spring Halfs this year were rainy. Thankfully only one of them was a complete downpour.     In all, I’ve run 4 of my 12 half marathons in the rain. I’ve killed an iPod. I learned the hard way … Continue reading

Giving up being stubborn

Giving up being stubborn

If there’s one thing runners have a sixth sense for, it’s knowing when something is wrong with our bodies. We know the difference between a little tweak and a big problem almost immediately. We know when a little cough is okay to do an easy or long run with, but pushing speed work to a … Continue reading

Chicago Marathon Training & I need your help! 

Chicago Marathon Training & I need your help! 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, mostly because life has been busy. Now that I’m halfway through week 2 of marathon training, it’s not going to get any less busy, but after an amazing weekend with some of my favorite blogger friends, I have been inspired to get back to it!    Marathon Training … Continue reading