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What Are You Going to Wear on Race Day?

What Are You Going to Wear on Race Day?

| September 24, 2010 | 7 Comments

This week, I made one of the most important decisions I’ll have made during this marathon training season. I chose my race outfit. Speed drills, long runs, and early morning workouts are considered the easy part compared to deciding what to wear while running the Chicago Marathon! Will it be cold? Will it be warm? […]

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40 Days until the Chicago Marathon

40 Days until the Chicago Marathon

| August 30, 2010 | 4 Comments

By the time you read this post, we will be less than 40 days away from the Chicago Marathon. It doesn’t seem that long ago when we were 100 days from the race, scheduled for October 10, 2010. Last week, marathon banners appeared on the race course throughout the Loop. Several tweets including ones from Whitney […]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Expo

Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Expo

| August 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

A few days after traveling back from the San Francisco Half Marathon, I attended the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Health and Fitness Expo.  The expo was a two-day event that was open to the public at no cost for admission. I didn’t run the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon but was planning to meet with […]

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San Francisco Hospitality

San Francisco Hospitality

| July 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Why did I decide to  run a race in San Francisco? It’s a beautiful city but it’s known for lots of hills! In September 2009, I was convinced and recruited to run the San Francisco Marathon scheduled for July 25, 2010. By simply helping the SFM team promote the race to Chicagoans, I was offered a free […]

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Crazy Thoughts from a Runner

Crazy Thoughts from a Runner

| July 13, 2010 | 12 Comments

You can expect for a lot of great things to happen when you run and race. You might lose some weight, improve your BMI, increase your endurance, and gain confidence. But lately for me, I’ve been thinking some crazy thoughts – I want to run ultra marathons (any race longer than 26.2 miles) and finish triathlons […]

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Training, Racing and Prioritizing

Training, Racing and Prioritizing

| June 28, 2010 | 15 Comments

Since it’s been a few weeks since my last post, I want to take this opportunity to get you caught up on my various running-related activities. I am very excited to share my training progress and an important decision I made after some soul searching and prioritizing. Friday, May 14 It was my birthday, and […]

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No Running Required

No Running Required

| May 5, 2010 | 20 Comments

The morning of Saturday, April 24 I didn’t run or race. I didn’t wear my Garmin watch or put on my running shorts. Instead, I cheered for friends at the Race to Wrigley 5k and CARA Lakefront 10-mile races. Being a spectator or a volunteer at races is almost as fun as running in them. You […]

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Running and Skinny Jeans

Running and Skinny Jeans

| April 20, 2010 | 27 Comments

When you are a runner, you are surrounded by people who are motivating and supportive. You meet non-runners who admire your dedication, discipline, and shiny finishers medals. They say things like “Great job!” “Way to go!” “You are doing so well!” We are fortunate to receive this kind of feedback, and it makes us want […]

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Intro to Running Notes

Intro to Running Notes

| March 15, 2010 | 82 Comments

Every day, I look forward to many things. I look forward to my two (or three) cups of coffee. I look forward to reading my Twitter feed while watching the morning news. But most of all, I look forward to my daily run. I run when it’s cold, hot, windy, raining, snowing, or humid. I […]

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