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…

Journey to Chicago 2013

Marathons are truly TRULY profound journeys. I am currently training for my first marathon, and am a little over a month into my 4 month training. And what I am learning is that running long distance changes you.   It changes…

We are what we eat, what are you eating?

Ok, so all of us have heard it, used it, scoffed at it.  But how much truth is there in the phrase, “You are what you eat?”  How much thought do we even give the food that we take in?…

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…

Blessings to You in 2013

Blessings to You in 2013

As 2013 begins, everyone is talking about resolutions. In past years I didn’t even bother making resolutions so I can’t speak to any possibilities of achieving or even failing at them.  I just didn’t try.  But for as much as…

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