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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Race Recap: 2018 Grandma's Marathon

June 18, 2018 12:00 pm

Let’s just get this out there, for those of you who don’t know me or who haven’t been following me on social media (and why the heck haven’t you, BTW?): I didn’t train for this race. Now for those of you who do know me, that comes as no surprise. In fact, I pretty much haven’t trained for any of my races. But this time around I was really bad. And by really bad, I mean logging less than 50 miles in the four months leading up to the race, with most of those miles being walking. And so as we tell our kids, my advice to you is this: “Do as I say, not as I do”. I would not recommend embarking on any endurance event without proper training! And yet, I finished. And in fact, this wasn’t even my slowest race. Grandma’s was my seventh marathon

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