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!
Greetings, Tribe! I set a theme for each year now instead of making resolutions. This year was supposed to be the theme “Strength.” Well, life new better and has changed the theme of 2019 into “No Excuses.” For a long time I have made the excuses for years for why I don’t read much, and … Continue reading Summer Reading 2019
Greetings, Tribe! With just under 5 weeks to go, I thought it was time for a marathon training update. Generally speaking, I’ve been logging over 40miles every week. This used to seem impossible, but I actually feel pretty good overall. Some days I’m definitely dragging, but I feel stronger overall. Six months ago, an 8 … Continue reading Chicago Marathon Minus 5 Weeks
Greetings, Tribe! Just over a week ago I ran the Emerald City Half Marathon in Dublin, OH. My coach requested that I run a half marathon as race training for the Chicago Marathon. As I have never run a race to prepare for another race before, I wasn’t sure how this race would be different … Continue reading Emerald City Half Marathon Race Recap
Greetings, Tribe! I know I’ve written endlessly about our trip to France (perhaps because I’m a huge Francophile), but we also spent a couple of days in Germany. Our top priority (Adam’s at least), was to visit as many Biergartens as we could. We made it only to three (rain put a damper on some … Continue reading Munich
Greetings, Tribe! Don’t worry, we definitely did more in France than follow around the Tour de France. Paris When we came up to the street from the Metro underground, I immediately felt at home. A sense of peace washed over me. Our hotel was about as French as they come. They even left us this … Continue reading France, Part Deux
Greetings, Tribe! We checked something off of our bucket list: Le Tour de France! We arrived in Paris, France on Thursday, July 25. Immediately we took the train to Lyon, rented a Peugeot, and headed for the Alpes. Our goal was to catch a mountain stage of Le Tour, so there was no time to … Continue reading Tour de France, France Part 1
I wrote this blog a couple of months ago and never posted it. Instead of deleting it, thought I’d share it anyway. I’ll be back to blogging more soon. I promise!! May 20, 2019 Greetings, Tribe! When life becomes a bit monotonous, it’s hard to write something worth reading. With marathon training starting today (more … Continue reading I’m Baaaack!!!