Category Archives: Training

Keeping Up with Your Fitness During the Holidays

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us.  I’ll be kicking off the holiday season tomorrow by hosting almost 20 people at our house for Friendsgiving.  Then Thanksgiving is next week.  And then before I know it Christmas … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Training for and Running My First Marathon

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line almost three weeks ago, I’ve been doing a lot of reflection on what went well, as well as what didn’t, in preparing for as well as running my first marathon. 1.  Marathon training … Continue reading

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Now That I’m a Marathoner, What’s Next?

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line last Sunday, I’ve been asked some fairly expected questions: What’s your next goal race? Was Chicago a one and done, or will you run another marathon? Will you ever run Chicago again? Will … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon Training Log – Week 18

Well I did it, I ran my first marathon!!!!!  I cannot wait to fully recap my entire race weekend experience.  Like I shared on social media on Monday, the race went far how I had hoped that it would.  I … Continue reading

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2017 Goals – 3rd Quarter Check In

Hard to believe, but we’re already three quarters of the way through 2017.  This year is just flying by!  With another quarter down, its time to check in on my yearly goals. 1.  Log 1,000 miles. Progress Report: A My … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon Training Log – Week 17

On October 8th I will be running the Chicago Marathon as a member of Team Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Please consider visiting my fundraising page and supporting this worthy cause.  Thanks! I cannot believe that race week is here!  One week from … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon Training Log – Week 16

On October 8th I will be running the Chicago Marathon as a member of Team Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Please consider visiting my fundraising page and supporting this worthy cause.  Thanks! What a week!  This past week was busy and long, and … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon Training Log – Week 15

On October 8th I will be running the Chicago Marathon as a member of Team Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Please consider visiting my fundraising page and supporting this worthy cause.  Thanks! Spoiler alert: I completed my 20 mile training run and am … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon Training Log – Week 14

On October 8th I will be running the Chicago Marathon as a member of Team Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Please consider visiting my fundraising page and supporting this worthy cause.  Thanks! After a couple of challenging weeks of training, this past week … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon Training Log – Week 13

On October 8th I will be running the Chicago Marathon as a member of Team Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Please consider visiting my fundraising page and supporting this worthy cause.  Thanks! What a week!  Much of the week was spent sidelined by … Continue reading

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