Category Archives: Exercise

Marathon Recap 2 — I Wish

Before I start writing this, I feel the need to offer a disclaimer of sorts: I completely understand why things are in place the way they are for the Chicago Marathon — I am not complaining at all about this … Continue reading

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Marathon Recap 1: My Story

Running the Chicago Marathon was such a momentous event for me, that everything I want to say will need to be broken up into more than one post! So this post will just focus on the experience of running a … Continue reading

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What I Didn’t Know but Probably Should Have

This marathon training thing has been quite an education, and I’ve still got a month to go. Here are some things I have learned along the way, things I guess I didn’t know but probably should have: I am sick … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Training for this Marathon

If you know me, then you know I’ve been training to run the Chicago Marathon since May — because it seems like running is all I ever talk about. I half jokingly tell people that I’m boring to talk to … Continue reading

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Running Musings

I started my training for the Chicago Marathon at the beginning of May. It has been a bumpy ride so far, but I keep on chugging along. As I was working on my 4 miles this morning, I realized that … Continue reading

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To Train or Not to Train

I spent this ¬†morning looking at some half marathon training plans. I am already signed up to run the Chicago Half Marathon in September, but I have been kicking around the idea of running the Chicago Mich Ultra Half in … Continue reading

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Snow Running — My Observations

And hold on to your hats, folks. I’m gonna say something nice about snow. I did my first real run in the snow this morning. Yes, my very first 5K was in the snow, but to be honest, I hardly … Continue reading

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Marathon Musings

Yesterday, Jim and I volunteered to work at the Chicago Marathon. It was an interesting experience, so thanks to my friends Larry and Cathy for “roping” us into this. But I had a few thoughts on it. First, my non-running-related … Continue reading

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Chicago Half Marathon

Today I ran my very first half marathon. My official time was 2:56.17; I had said I wanted to run it in 2:59.59, so I beat the goal I had for myself. I am still on a high from this. … Continue reading

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#100DaysofMiles Day 100

On January 1, 2015, I started on a journey to run at least one mile for 100 days (hosted by I ‚̧ To Run). On August 5, 2015, I ran day 100. In theory, I should have run 100 miles … Continue reading

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