Running the Chicago Marathon: What You Want to Know

Why Run Chicago Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13th, 2019 was an amazing experience. Chicago is a “fast and flat” course that begins and ends in Grant Park, and takes you through 29 vibrant neighborhoods in the city. I can’t think of a better way to see the city of Chicago….

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Reflecting on my First Marathon in Chicago

I first had the idea to run the Chicago marathon the night before my first half marathon, in November 2018. Sitting in my hotel room killing time, I happened upon an announcement that the lottery was open for the 2019 Chicago Marathon. I sat there staring at the screen on my phone. Should I do…

A Perfect Time to Explore the Dunes

Fall is my favorite time of year to be outdoors. The temperature is perfect for hiking and exploring, not too hot and not too cold. It’s also my favorite time of year to visit the nearby Indiana Dunes. Located in Northwest Indiana on the shores of Lake Michigan, It’s an incredibly peaceful place to take…

Trail Running: A Nice Change of Pace

I decided to break up the monotony of marathon training by hitting the trails, so I headed to nearby Gabis Arboretum in Valparaiso, Indiana. A trail run seemed like it would be a nice change of pace from road running. Sometimes it seems that I run the same route day after day. It ended up…