Sep 30

The Pursuit of Extraordinary

The Pursuit of Extraordinary In 1 week, I should have just finished the Chicago Marathon. This training season has been HARD. Right now, I am rehabbing from another injury, this one to my right foot. I’ve been on the bike and in the pool to keep my cardio fitness level up so when I injury …

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Sep 29

26.2 Miles of DetermiNation

It’s been quite a summer: months of training, hundreds of miles and $2,500 raised for the American Cancer Society.  And now there is just one week between me and my first marathon. On October 7th, I will run the Chicago Marathon and I couldn’t be more excited.  And nervous.  Running a marathon is something I …

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Sep 28

I Think I Can’t, But Then I Did Anyway

“I could never do that.” I hear this all the time when I talk about the races I’ve done, and the races I’m preparing for. I get it when people say that to me, because I used to say that to other people when they told me what athletic activities they were up to. I …

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Aug 22

Pushing Through the Pain with DetermiNation

I run because I want to fight cancer. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in her early 40s and had to endure radical surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. My dad passed away from cancer at the age of 49, when I was still at college. The coxswain of my crew team in college passed away from …

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Aug 19

My WTH moment

with hope

Yes. At mile 14 of my 16 mile run on Saturday, I will admit I had a WHAT THE HELL moment. My legs were tired, I still had two miles to go and I started asking myself what the hell was I thinking when I signed up for the Chicago Marathon. Yes, I opened the …

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