What a whirlwind year it’s been! I cannot believe 2013 has come and gone already.
All in all, 2013 was a wonderful year. Let’s recap a little bit.
I celebrated my first anniversary at a job I love, and I’m nearing the two-year mark there. I continue to love my job a little more each [...]
I promised you stories about my fun October and I never delivered. Oops. Let’s do this. But first… let’s get two things out of the way. My college is teeny and I am obsessed with it.
I graduated in 2007 and am already nostalgic for all things Clarke University… even though it [...]
I think it’s pretty obvious that I am open about my life with Crohn’s disease. I am happy to tell anyone who will listen about my symptoms, the hard times, the good times, and the constant fear that the hard times will return. I’ll tell you about my days with 20+ bathroom trips, the frantic [...]
In my former life, I was an elementary school teacher. (And by former life, I mean from 2007 – 2010, so not really that long ago.) During my brief teaching career, one of my favorite things to do was to get my students outside the classroom — learning things, engaging with the world around [...]
There are so many things I want to write about, and I’m not even sure where to start! I’m also fighting a nasty headcold and I think the Dayquil is making me a bit foggy.
So in the meantime… here are pictures of some fun things that have been going on in my life lately. [...]
Well, kind of. Those of you keeping score at home know that I didn’t get to finish my first marathon. But since it’s not exactly my fault that the Chicago Marathon black-flagged the race and re-routed us in 2007, I suppose I’ll count it. (I never known what to say when people asked me how [...]
When I toed the starting line at my first marathon in 2007, I had one goal: to finish. The weather was incredibly hot that day. So hot, in fact, that they called off the race long before I finished. I was re-routed, and after all the training and hard work, I ran about 17 miles [...]
A half marathon is 13.1 miles, and last time I checked, that’s an odd number. I have no issue signing up to race that distance.
But when my training schedule calls for 9, 11, 13, 17, 19 miles? I hate it. Multiples of five are fine. Even numbers are fine. It’s just one of my [...]
Last weekend, I headed to Madison to run a half marathon with my cousin. Well, okay, she’s a lot faster than me and I didn’t plan to actually run with her, but we were both on the course at the same time anyway. I chose this race for two reasons: Katie was doing it, and the [...]
I’ve been due for a 5k PR for quite a long time. I rarely race the distance anymore, and when I do, my body is so used to racing long distance that I can’t ever properly pace myself. So when Amy suggested we race the Elvis is Alive 5k together, I agreed [...]
2014 Race Schedule2.2.14 Miami Half Marathon
4.12.14 Foodie 5k to benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank
8.31.14: Chicago Women's Half Marathon
10.4.14 & 10.5.14: Twin Cities Ultra Looney Challenge
Follow me on TwitterMy Tweets