Why Everyone should run a Marathon

This morning I went to the gym for the first time in a little less than a week and a half. It was rough. My endurance was great (I mean, it better be after marathon training for 6 months) but my whole body was just so tired. It didn’t get me down though. I knowContinue reading “Why Everyone should run a Marathon”

1 week till the marathon check in

The other day I went out for a 5 mile run. I expected it to go how it usually goes. I run until I have to walk a little bit. While the time spent walking has been less and less (especially over the last few weeks) I don’t expect anything different. I finish my 1Continue reading “1 week till the marathon check in”

How Running has Helped my Mental Health

If you’ve followed or known me for a while, you’ll know that I’ve had generalized anxiety since I was a kid. I’m a little fuzzy of when I was exactly diagnosed but if memory serves me right, it was around 6th grade, so 11 years old. All throughout my childhood up until my 20’s IContinue reading “How Running has Helped my Mental Health”

5 Unique Running Tips

When I first decided I’d run a marathon I scoured the internet for ways to make it easier. I found some good advice. I learned how important RICE is (rest, ice, compression, elevation) for when I had an injury. I learned that you should wear compression leggings to help blood flow. I learned that stoppingContinue reading “5 Unique Running Tips”

6 Weeks until the Marathon Update

The amount of random trails I have found in Chicago is astonishing. I ran down California Avenue one day and stumbled on a running track right along the edge of the Chicago river. It wasn’t large by any means, but it was there. It led me into a small forest surrounded by rocks, leaves andContinue reading “6 Weeks until the Marathon Update”

Power Muffins – My Pre-Run Breakfast Recipe!

Credit for this recipe goes to one of my favorite cook books “Run fast. Cook slow. Eat Slow” by Shalene Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky. I’ve been struggling to find the perfect food to eat before my run. Short runs and long. I’ve tried protein shakes, cereal, frozen waffles, toast, you name it – I’ve triedContinue reading “Power Muffins – My Pre-Run Breakfast Recipe!”

2 Months to the Marathon: My plan, goals and flying solo

6am on a Friday morning. I was off work preparing for friends to come into town to surprise Andrew. I decided it would be a great day to run the longest distance I’ve ever run thus far. 15 miles. I wouldn’t be able to do it over the weekend, and I’ve been warned that skippingContinue reading “2 Months to the Marathon: My plan, goals and flying solo”