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 [...]
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 [...]
Now that August has arrived, my two half marathons are getting closer and closer. My cousin Katie and I will tackle the Madison Mini Marathon on August 17, and I can’t wait to race alongside my Team Challenge buddies on September 8 in the Chicago Half Marathon.
Katie is faster than me, so we won’t [...]