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 →

The Boston Marathon Recap: 4.16.18

On April 16th, 2018 I ran my first Boston Marathon. I knew the day would be epic, but I didn't anticipate just how historic it would be. When you work to get somewhere for years, you can't let anything stop you from living out the dream and crossing the finish line. Standing in the start... 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 →

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