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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Riding the Winter Running Rollercoaster

January 15, 2018 10:37 am

We somehow made it through another week of what is turning out to be a cruel winter season. In true Chicago fashion, the weather has been all over the place. Monday and Tuesday were partly cloudy with highs in the mid-30s, which is pretty typical for this time of year. I ran 8.1 miles outside on Monday, which was very tolerable for this life-long Chicagoan. I worked a 12-hour shift on Tuesday, so no outdoor run for me on that day. Should I sign up for the Fast Pass? An almost balmy run! Wednesday was unusually warm, sunny with a high of 55º. And as many Chicagoans do, people were outside in shorts and short sleeves. I myself am not that crazy, but I did shed an extra layer or two. I had signed up for the Strava Lululemon 40K | 80K Challenge, and with 14.2 miles and 6 days to go, I wanted

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