Napolean Bonaparte famously said, “There is no such thing as an accident; it is fate misnamed”.
I believe that to be true. I entered the world of marathon running without intent. With no running experience, no real training, and no idea what I was doing, I completed the Chicago Marathon in 2013. It was fate, indeed, that brought me to my first marathon. It is my new-found love for the sport that will carry me through achieving my running goals.
Welcome to the adventures of The Accidental Marathoner.

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Chicago and Marine Corps Marathon Training Recap, Week 12...and Maybe a Little Bit of Wedding Weekend

September 18, 2017 3:40 pm

Welcome to my recap of the end of Week 12 of training, AKA a thinly veiled recap of my son’s wedding this past weekend! For those of you who have been following along, I’ve been sharing some of my excitement as the weeks have gone by, and we were not disappointed with the final celebration. It was an absolutely perfect weekend, but first, a little bit of training: My only run of the week Sunday, 9/10: 45 minute strength training followed by a 5 mile run Monday, 9/11: 12-hour work day Tuesday, 9/12: Rest day Wednesday, 9/13: Rest day Some mid-week strength training Thursday, 9/14: 45 minute strength training Friday, 9/15: 35 minute cardio/10 minute strength training Saturday, 9/16: Wedding Day!!! 4 hours of non-stop dancing – that’s a marathon itself! I only got one

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