What I Read in 2019

I love a good book recommendation. Most of what I read comes recommended from someone I know. And I want to share what I have read this year in case you want some recommendations too! I have always loved to read. My Mom got me involved with the local library at a young age and... Continue Reading →

A Chicago Bucket List

So, I have lived in the city of Chicago for almost 4 years. I have done a lot. But one of the great things about this city is that there are always new adventures to be had, new restaurants to try and new people to meet. I also have so many favorite spots that I... Continue Reading →

Race Recap: Stewart Tunnel 50K

I became an ultra marathoner on August 4th, 2019. It has only been seven days since then, but race day still feels like a dream. It's hard for me to put this ultra experience into words. But I'll try. Let's start with the decision to run this race. It might have seemed last minute (it... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Say Yes

This post has been sitting as a draft in the form of notes on my phone for about a month. I feel like I haven't sat down to take a breath in awhile. I haven't blogged much. And I haven't really shared my training as much I used to. But something I keep thinking about... Continue Reading →

Winter Running Fixes

It's no secret that training through a Chicago winter is tough. But if I'm being honest, winter is my favorite season to train in. I just think you have to be prepared. 1. Have people to meet. I am way more likely to get up early on a cold Saturday morning if I'm going to... Continue Reading →

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

You remember that phrase "what you don't know, won't hurt you" ? I was getting ready for bed tonight and this popped into my head. I don't agree with it. I think what you don't know can hurt you. And that's coming from someone who struggles with anxiety. I can't fall asleep most nights because... Continue Reading →

Miles in Mizuno WAVEKNIT R2s

Post marathon time for me means less mileage and time to reset. I take a look at what worked and what new things I want to try. Usually, trying new shoes is something I'm most excited about. What I'm running in right now: the new Mizuno WAVEKNIT R2. Mizunos are new to me. It's my... Continue Reading →

The Boston Dream

The Boston Dream: To Conquer the Original. I decided I would one day run the Boston Marathon before I had ever run a marathon. I had run some half marathons and I knew I really enjoyed running, but the marathon was a distant dream for me. 26.2 miles? At a sub 8 minute pace? Crazy.... Continue Reading →

Dear Future Marathoner Me

So, why did you sign up to run 26.2 miles?  I'll bet you're scared thinking about having to run just 14 miles. Or 17. Or 20. You've never run more than 13.1, so why do you think you can do this? You know you like a challenge. You know you can accomplish a goal if... Continue Reading →

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