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Never Stop Chasing Those “Crazy” Dreams – The 2018 Chicago Marathon

Never Stop Chasing Those “Crazy” Dreams – The 2018 Chicago Marathon

Never stop chasing those crazy dreams. That’s the phrase that continues to resonate with me as I think about what happened on October 7th 2018. This continues to be a theme in my reflection on marathons and the training cycles that go with them, but each one is so unique and different. This year, I finally had the chance to engrave my finish time on the back of my medal. 3:37:05. That time will be forever ingrained in my memory….

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Find Your Passion – Pursue it Unapologetically

Find Your Passion – Pursue it Unapologetically

After clicking the submit button or signing on the dotted line, it’s only a matter of time before the training begins for your next race. On the surface, every training cycle appears to be very similar. It all starts with picking your plan. I’ve had races where I didn’t follow any specific schedule but follow a general structure (i.e. run a certain range of miles throughout the week on a set number of days with a longer run on the…

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Chicago Marathon: The Sequel

Chicago Marathon: The Sequel

No this isn’t a duplicate post. Not an error. I loved Chicago so much, I just had to do it again! 🙂 I’ve always loved trying out new races, and when it comes to marathons I had never imagined I’d be revisiting the same race, but Chicago, oh Chicago. It has a special place in my heart. After running the marathon in 2015, I could do nothing by rave about how fantastic the race is! The energy, the sights, ok,…

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New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

After years of running races, I have certainly found myself getting questions from friends, family, etc. about why I love running so much? “How do you run for that long? I would get bored?” “Once you’ve done a marathon, is it pretty easy after that?” “Do you listen to music while you run?” “What do you think about?” and then again, there will always be the ones that after hearing you run marathons can’t help by just ask “WHY???” While…

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Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon

At the start of 2015 I couldn’t decide whether or not I would once again embark on the long and trecherous journey of training for a marathon. With two marathons under my belt, I thought that I would focus on half marathons for the year. However, this all changed when I discovered that my company was going to give employees the opportunity to take part in one of the World Majors, the Chicago Marathon. The running geek inside of me…

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Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon

Growing up, I was lucky enough to have someone to look up to from the day I was born. No matter how many years pass by, I will always consider myself the baby sister and Laura the older sister. She has taught me so much through the years and of all those things, she taught me to learn to love running. I still have fond memories of high school track and cross country being her teammate. Even though we are…

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Vermont City Marathon

Vermont City Marathon

Ever since high school, running has always been a huge part of my life. Junior year was when my love affair with running began. I’ll never forget the devastation I felt when I found out I didn’t make the volleyball team. I had moved to Pennsylvania Sophomore year and was looking forward to another season on the team. Even with a year under my belt, I still didn’t feel like I truly fit in and the new high school. It…

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