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…

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…

Running by the River Ness

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…

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…