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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C'mon in! The Coffee Shop is Open!

April 6, 2018 10:00 am

This post contains affiliate links. Happy FriYay everyone! On what is yet another cold, gray, and blustery Spring morning in the Midwest, why not pull up a chair with your favorite blankie and cup o’Joe and join me for a little conversation? Brewing up some great coffee so we can klatsch! If we were having coffee, I would tell you I have the best coffeemaker on earth. Seriously! My husband bought this monstrosity for me for Christmas five years ago because it supposedly makes the very best coffee, and I would have to say, I agree! A couple of weeks before Christmas this year, it stopped working. Yikes! I checked my receipt and wouldn’t you know it…the five-year warranty was going to expire in just 11 days! When does that ever happen??? This awesome company repaired the machine

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