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 →

Chicago Marathon 2018 Recap

It's no secret I love the Chicago Marathon. This race day always ends up being a good race day for me. The city lights up, crowd support is incredible, and I get to see so many of my supportive friends and family members. It feels like a holiday. It's one of my most favorite days... Continue Reading →

A good training cycle?

I've been thinking a lot about what makes a "good training cycle" lately. I am one week out from the Chicago Marathon. It will be my 4th Chicago Marathon and my 9th full marathon. I have done the training thing a little differently each time and I have learned a lot along the way. Do... Continue Reading →

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