Don’t Be Scared of Running in Cold Weather

“The scariest moment is right before you start” The leaves are gone, the first hint of white stuff is on the ground, and there’s a chill in the air. It can only mean one thing – Winter! People think I’m nuts but I love the winter season. While it’s still a few weeks...

A Different Kind of Balanced Meals

“A balanced diet is an apple in one hand, a cookie in the other” Cooking has never been my strong suit. I don’t have an educated background in it, I don’t have a natural talent for it, and I don’t have the personality to enjoy it (aka, I’m too high-strung and it...

Making the Case Not to Race

“Take it Easy” It has been quite a week. Last Sunday, I laced up and joined 40,000+ runners to take a 26.2 tour through the streets of Chicago. Hot, crowded, and not feeling the greatest, combined with an unusual and light training season, this was one of the tougher...

Oh Yeah, I’m Running Chicago Marathon Sunday

“Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes” As I write this, I’m getting organized to head to Chicago. With my parents. To visit my brother and his family. Oh, and to run the 40th Chicago Marathon. That’s happening too. It’s crazy, I haven’t wrapped my mind around the fact I’m going to run...

7 Days, 7 Ways to Prepare to Run a Marathon

“It seems I’m spending so much time…waiting…” I can’t believe I’m saying this but it’s time to run the Chicago Marathon! My fellow runner friends, the countdown is on. I’ve said it before and it’s still true, the week before a race is always tough. All the weeks,...
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