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 Naperville Sprint Triathlon

August 9, 2018 8:00 pm

Odds are you missed it, but my very first blog post was titled I Am Not a Runner. Fast forward five years, and today’s post easily could be titled I Am Not a Swimmer. Because I’m not. Seriously, I could (maybe) swim to save my life. But just as having no running experience didn’t stop me from signing up for my first marathon, why let a little thing like not being able to swim prevent me from signing up for a triathlon? A little history: The first time I attended any race at all was as a spectator when one of my best friends completed this sprint back in the late 1990s. She lived in the city, and because the venue was just 15 minutes from my house, she stayed at my place the night before. I dropped her off in the wee hours and then came back with my then small three kids in

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