New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

...I have a love hate relationship with this marathon. This was about 3 weeks after Chicago. I wasn't sore anymore but I wasn't expecting to do as well as I did. Considering the course of the marathon, hills and bridges, I thought I was going to do worse than I did in Chicago. However, I'm [...]

Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon

This post is way overdue and so is they New York City Marathon (that one is coming next week). A few things to share before I start going deep into how the marathon went: I ran this marathon with little training or course research. Chicago, I now know why they call you the windy city. [...]

Chicago and New York City Marathon: Back to Training

Chicago and New York City Marathon: Back to Training

This is my journey to the 2019 Chicago and New York City Marathon (my fourth and fifth marathons). This year I'll be fundraising for the Chicago Marathon and running for the Autism Speaks Team. You can visit my fundraising and join me in helping supporting Autism Speaks by making a donation here. This time around I want [...]

Building a Base Part 2

Building a Base Part 2

I have one more week left of base training before I start officially training for the 2019 Chicago Marathon. As of now I'm feeling much better about my running. I've lost a few pounds and my daily runs (4-5 miles) feel great. Here's a recap of what's happened between my first base recap and now: [...]

Building a Base

Building a Base

After a long running hiatus I'm finally back. I've got two big marathons coming up this year and I'm determined to set a new PR, I'm going for under 5 this time. I was 11 minutes over 5 at Boston and I'm really hoping to make it under 5 at the Chicago Marathon. I started [...]

Workout Gear for Less

Workout Gear for Less

I have been kicking things back into full gear with my running regime and it's been feeling great. It’s funny to see just how much I want to work out now… I don’t feel like myself when I skip a few days. One thing that I am in desperate need of is sports bras. My collection has [...]

Getting Back to Running

Getting Back to Running

After running the Boston Marathon I took a break from running. I stoped the first two weeks to let my body recover, then I got really busy with work and then I just never made the effort to put the shoelaces back on...sad, I know. I ran maybe three times a week and really just [...]

Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon

I am so excited to finally announce that I'm running the Chicago Marathon in 2019!   I'm running with a special charity, Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is an organization I have fundraised for in the past. As a sister of Alpha Xi Delta, we fundraised, walked, and volunteered at walks for Autism Speaks. We also volunteered [...]

Giant Race Series Sweep

Giant Race Series Sweep

This weekend I completed the Giant Race Sweep Series which meaning I ran in all four Giant Races: My favorite part about running the series was getting all the medals! Who doesn't like this part?!? In total we go 7 medals. Pretty sweet if you ask me. Along with the Series Sweep I also participated [...]