Halfway to Chicago

Let me tell you about my friend, Amelia. She is kind, thoughtful, and one of those people who, in a crowded room, makes you feel like the only person that matters.  When I first set out on my Chicago Marathon journey, Amelia was quick to ask questions, give me tips, and offer her support along […]

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Marathon Training Week Six

This week I am prioritizing sleep. I didn’t log enough zzz’s last week and my body felt the repercussions – I was sore, irritable, and lacked motivation. I’m upping my sleep game by getting into bed a whole nine hours before I intend to get up. That means if I’m up at 5am, I’ll be […]

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When the Going Gets Tough (and Week 5 of Marathon Training)

Through the years, I’ve realized that most people want the rewards of accomplishing their goals without the daily sacrifices that it takes to get them there. It breeds from a society that uses quick fixes, magic pills, and instant gratification as a way to determine daily behavior. We start off with high hopes, but as […]

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Marathon Training Week 4

  Heading into Week Four feeling fantastic – which I’m sure I can attribute to being on the home stretch of the ‘January Whole30 Challenge’. (More on that later!) Here’s what’s in store for this week: Sunday: Rest Day! Monday: RUN! (I’m on week 4 of Coach Jenny’s Half Marathon Run/Walk Program) Tuesday: Rest Day! (with […]

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