Goals, we all need them and need to write them down. One year ago today, I committed to running the Chicago Marathon without running for about a year and a half. The furthest I had ever run was a 10k and had run a total of 3 races. Little did I know, this would change my whole lifestyle. I was asked by a co-worker “what’s … Continue reading 2019 Goals
Today I hit 1,000 miles for the year! When I started this journey 11 months, ago, I thought I would be pretty much done after hitting my goal of running the Chicago Marathon. But I have decided to keep on going. I am actually looking at races in the spring and also put my name in the lottery for the Chicago Marathon for next year. … Continue reading 1000 Miles!!!
I’ve got a bug, and it’s the running bug. I have been home just for 5 days and I am itching to get back out and run again. I guess I am still riding the runners high even though I didn’t hit my goal of under 4 hours. I took 4 days off after the marathon, and I have felt so lazy this week. This … Continue reading I’ve Got the Bug!
No one ever said that training for a marathon would be easy, and I get that. This morning, I felt the lows of training. I had registered for a 20 mile run that was on my way to Chicagoland since I had to be there the next couple days. The weather was perfect. It was a little overcast and the temps were in the low … Continue reading Wins Through Frustrations
I have been living with Crohn’s Disease for over 35 years. It has been challenging to say the least. At the worst part of my marathon in 2007, I had over 25 blood transfusions due to my body not being able to hold blood levels. I was literally in the hospital every other week for a unit or 2 of blood on my lunch … Continue reading Crohn’s is a Marathon