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The Illinois Marathon 2013

The Illinois Marathon 2013
After spending much of 2012 wondering if I’d be able to run long distances again and then running two half marathons in two months, I got this crazy idea in my head that I wanted to run another marathon. Just one more and only if my hip could handle it. No speed work, no crazy... Read more »

The Last Long Run: Lakefront 10 Miler

The Last Long Run: Lakefront 10 Miler
Did you know I’m running the Illinois Marathon on Saturday? Yes, the FULL marathon. 26.2 miles. On Saturday. So when I looked at my training plan and saw that I had 10 miles scheduled for this past weekend and that it coincided perfectly with the FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler I figured, hey, why not?... Read more »

More about Eri-thon: A Running Blogger Survey

More about Eri-thon: A Running Blogger Survey
Kelly from Kelly the Culinarian invited running bloggers to answer a few questions about their training, runs, and races so we could all get to know one another a little better. Since this week has brought many of us together as a community I think it’s only right that we share more about ourselves. Best... Read more »
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Boston Marathon Runners: the strong, the brave, the persistent

“There was an explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon,” my coworker said to me during lunch on Monday. We are at a conference in Phoenix and I’d been thinking of the 10+ friends I have running the Boston Marathon all morning. My Facebook feed and Twitter were full of updates,  best wishes,... Read more »

Venus de Miles: The Best Way to Bike

Venus de Miles: The Best Way to Bike
I bought my first road bike in 2010.  Actually, it was my first bike in almost 10 years. And just like most things I do these days, I wasn’t content to use it for short distances. Well, actually, at first I was. But then I decided to up the stakes a bit. I did two... Read more »

An Evening at Road Runner Sports

An Evening at Road Runner Sports
As part of the Chicago Running Bloggers I was invited to a fun event last night at the newest Road Runner Sports Chicago location at 1435 N Kingsbury Street.  I’d never been to Road Runner Sports before but I’d heard about their Shoe Dog fitting process and was eager to try it out. But first... Read more »
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