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Friday Five – One Month Countdown!

One month from today is the Chicago Marathon.  One month.  That’s it.  Its so hard to believe that the big goal that I’ve been focusing on for nearly a year is going to be reality in just one short month. … Continue reading

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2017 Goals – 2nd Quarter Check In

Even though the second quarter of 2017 doesn’t end until Friday, since I reached a mileage milestone for the year last week I figure that its more than okay to go ahead and check in on all of my yearly … Continue reading

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Let Marathon Training Begin!

Today is a day that I’ve been highly anticipating since back in October when I first registered for the Chicago Marathon: it is the official kickoff to my marathon training!  I have so many thoughts and feelings about starting to … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Current Countdowns

May is always exciting for so many reasons.  Not only does it mean that the end of the school year is in sight, but it also means that summer is right around the corner.  As usual, our summer is going … Continue reading

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2017 Goals – 1st Quarter Check In

Its hard to believe that we’re already one quarter of the way through 2017!  This year is just flying by! Last year I only checked in on my yearly goals halfway through the year.  To be honest, after the first … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Potpourri v. 19

This has been one of those weeks where there was a lot going on, and I have a lot of exciting updates to share! 1.  After my disappointing race on Saturday at Rock ‘n’ Roll DC, I’ve started to collect … Continue reading

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Marathon Training Plan Advice

Its no secret that I wear many hats and juggle a lot, including being a mother to a toddler, a full time teacher, and a wife.  Being a runner is only one of the many hats that I wear, and … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Potpourri v. 18

TGIF!  Is it just me, or has this been an incredible long week?  Maybe that’s because I have a sick child, which threw my weekly routine for a bit of a loop this week.  I’ve been doing my best to … Continue reading

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Putting Together My Chicago Marathon Training Plan

Even though my current focus is on training for Rock ‘n’ Roll DC, since one of my big goals for the year is to run my first marathon, I’m constantly thinking about how I’ll put my training plan together.  Some … Continue reading

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Goals for 2017

Happy 2017!!!  Everybody told me that once you add a child to your life that time will fly by faster than you could have ever imagined, and boy was that true last year.  It felt like every time I blinked … Continue reading

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