I am a Runner… Running is Me.
Anyone who knows me – or stalks me on social media (come on I know you’re out there) – knows that I’m obsessed with running. I’ve been an on again off again runner since about 2007, and my love was solidified after my first (and only triathlon) in 2007. Since it is such a huge part of my life, I would be remiss not to talk about it. Look! Here I am on the third leg of Ragnar Chicago in 2014. Look how fresh I look despite no sleep and 90 degree weather! Running is amazing!
The Big Kahuna… The Chicago Marathon
In October 2015, I finally accomplished the holy grail of my running life. The Chicago Fucking Marathon. After numerous injuries, starts and stops, confidence issues and excuses, I finally crossed that finish line. And it was awesome. In October 2016, after working with my coach, I chopped 19 minutes off my time and ran a new PR of 4:22. I’m going to run the crap out of it again this year, and another one after that. You’ll likely read about these trials and tribulations here. Because it’s my blog and I can do what I want.
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