Greetings, Tribe! For the last couple of years I contemplated getting a running coach and finally this year I did. I’ve been disappointed with the decline in my race performances, and clearly something had to change. Many moons ago I ran my marathon PR, 3:54:34, and I’ve slowed down ever since. My training would be … Continue reading Hiring a Coach
Greetings, Tribe! My heart is incredibly heavy with this post, but I need to vent… As many of you know, just over a month ago I had to call 911 because of very close gunfire in my neighborhood. Long story short, I wanted on hold for over 25minutes before hanging up. I contacted the sheriff’s … Continue reading 911 update
Greetings, Tribe! This week has been all about recovery. After running the Chicago Marathon, I definitely needed some R&R. Now, that doesn’t mean I stop moving, but I just move a lot less. Monday through Saturday I ran only one mile and on Sunday I did an easy 6 mile run. So, what did I … Continue reading Recovery Week
Greetings, Tribe! I survived yet another Chicago Marathon!!!! This year I went to the race with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Instead of driving all of the way into the city, we parked and took a train into Chicago. Brilliant! So fast and stress-free! The expo was full of energy, as usual. We caught the tail … Continue reading Chicago Marathon 2019
Greetings, Tribe! The Chicago Marathon is now less than a week away and I could not be more excited!! This is the best I have felt before a marathon in YEARS! Unlike most years, I have actually done all the training. I’ve run slow enough when I should, I’ve done tempo runs and speed work, … Continue reading Reasonable Expectations
Greetings, Tribe! Every year around this time, Fleet Feet Chicago gathers a panel of coaches, nutritionists, someone who works for the Chicago Marathon, and elite runners to offer wisdom for those running a Fall marathon or other endurance event. I forget that this is a thing until my mother-in-law invited us, and I’m so glad … Continue reading Breaking Through the Wall 2019
Greetings, Tribe! They say to do something every day that scares you. Every day is a bit excessive if you ask me, but I do think it’s important to try things that challenge you on a regular basis. This summer I have embraced some of my irrational fears… I went to the VERY top of … Continue reading Feel the Rush!