My First Marathon: The end and the beginning of my world as it once was.

My First Marathon: The end and the beginning of my world as it once was.

Both the best and the most awful experience of my life. But let me start with why it was the best…crossing that finish line was the culmination of 6 months of struggle and doubt and fear and ultimately personal breakthrough, mental…

Marathon Training Update > 1 Month to go

Marathon Training Update > 1 Month to go

The 2013 Chicago Marathon is a little less than a month away!  At this point, I have been training my butt off!  I have already run up to 20 miles on my long runs and have one run of 22 miles yet to conquer mid-September….

{Running} a Mile in their Shoes

Running the Chicago Marathon on behalf of Team World Vision is, in my humble opinion, one of the most empathetic ways to raise money for a charity.  The training and running of a twenty six mile footrace, and through the heat…

Adventure

Adventure

To me, an adventure isn’t a vacation or traveling…it doesn’t correlate directly to “fun”.  Adventure is something extraordinary with a dash of scary. An adventure is something you have to work yourself up to mentally, or dive in without thinking…

Just a Matter of Semantics

I’m not good at introductions, if you haven’t noticed.  I usually begin my posts with a “So” as if we are continuing a conversation we had already started.  This is basically because I can’t think of a better way to…

“Happy Life”

So let’s begin with the name.  The “Happy Life Project”. In order to start a site titled “The Happy Life Project”, I believe it is important for me to describe what it is I hope this “happy life” to be….

And so it begins...

And so it begins…

For a while I was in a race to see how well I could live – how much stuff and how many services I could afford. I equated happiness with stuff. I equated stuff with success. As my payscale rose,…

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