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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Product Review: Built Bar Protein and Energy Bars

March 25, 2020 12:00 pm

Disclaimer: I received a generous supply of Built Bar Protein and Energy Bars to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews. If you’ve been following my posts in the past year or so, you know that I have been working on figuring out a good fueling strategy not just for my long runs, but also for my every day needs. As I’ve mentioned in multiple posts, I typically follow a low-carbohydrate diet not just to maintain a healthy weight, but also to get a good balance of nutrition, including lots of protein. I’m not getting any younger, and building and maintaining muscle mass is a continued goal. I was quite impressed with the variety of flavors I received. In total,

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