Sometimes I come up with these crazy ideas. But in my defense, the ideas usually stem from necessity. Although the Chicago Marathon isn’t until October, which seems like a really long time from now, in truth October is going to be here before I know it. And the really long runs are going to be… Continue reading 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there! It’s our day to celebrate, to relax, to be pampered, to be waited on…..right? At least I hope so! When the girls were little and my husband would ask me every year what I wanted for Mother’s Day, my response was always the same: “I’d… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Guys, the Chicago marathon is only 165 days away!! Okay, yes, that’s 6 months, but seriously, I need all the time I can get to train for this thing! I put together a training plan that’s going to take 24 weeks. The first four weeks will be just getting back into training mode, since my running… Continue reading Marathon training begins!
Guys, it’s official! My registration for the Chicago Marathon is complete! I guaranteed an entry by signing up with a charity group. I chose Imerman Angels, a group that provides one-on-one support for cancer victims and their families. Going through Kayla’s cancer was horrible, but we had a lot of support from family and friends.… Continue reading Chicago Marathon – I’m in!
The weather is finally turning around and I’m a happy camper today! Although there are currently wind gusts of up to 50 mph, the sun is out and it’s in the 50’s, so I’ll take it! I have a long run of 9 miles scheduled tomorrow and it’s supposed to be sunny and in the… Continue reading Accountability
Bucket list item: Run a marathon……CHECK. Guys, I ran a marathon! I can’t believe I did it. Here’s how it went down: On Saturday, I picked up my race packet. While I was there, I checked out the small expo and found a sweet, new headband to wear to my race. Since the race helps… Continue reading Marathon recap
Only 3 more days until my marathon and to say that I’m excited for Sunday would be a HUGE understatement! I’m so ready for this thing!!! Let’s get ‘er done!!!!! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what will happen after my marathon on Sunday. I’ve been training so hard over the last several… Continue reading Post-marathon goals
Sorry for the long absence, but it’s been a bit crazy around here! We recently did a family road trip to Arizona and then when we returned, my laptop had some issues that had to be fixed. And just acclimating back to normal life after being on vacation for two weeks can be really rough.… Continue reading Arizona Vacation
Guys, I ran 22 miles! This run was a HUGE milestone for me, both physically and mentally. After I struggled with the 20-mile run, I really wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do a marathon. Physically, I just didn’t know if my body was capable. Quitting just wasn’t an option, however. I’ve come this… Continue reading 22 miles
Hello! I hope everyone had a great week! I know that I did and guess what? I’m officially on vacation for the next two week! Woot! Our family is planning a road trip, which I will tell you all about when we return. I just wanted to post a few pics of some epic food… Continue reading Food and, of course, running!