My Favorite Places in Scotland

I recently visited Scotland and I will never be the same. It’s an enchanting, ancient land of lochs and munro’s, bustling, modern cities and villages that seem untouched by time. Castles and cathedrals dot the landscape, but the real beauty is the land and the people that call it home. It is indescribable, and more …

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One Step Closer to the Marathon

Chicago marathon day is drawing closer, and my long runs are getting really long. As in over three hours long! Finishing is a confidence booster to be sure! Sometimes the pre-run jitters can creep in with these long distances though, and its easy to let them get the best of me. I try to remember …

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Running by the River Ness, A Great Way to Enjoy Inverness

I recently visited the beautiful city of Inverness during my vacation in Scotland. I can’t tell you how excited I was to spend time there! Our first day there was blustery and rainy, not too surprising for Scotland. I won’t lie, I burrowed under the covers and skipped my morning run that day. Thankfully the …

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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. Trail running 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 being …

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A Morning Run in Oban

I had the pleasure of spending a day in Oban during my recent tour of Scotland, and had a wonderful time on a morning run. Oban is a picturesque seaside town in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Early mornings are my favorite time of day to explore a new place. I imagined the …

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