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.

Latest Blog Post

Spring Running Essentials

March 22, 2019 12:00 pm

This post contains affiliate links It’s official! Spring has finally sprung! The brutally-cold temperatures in Chicago this winter have kept most of my runs indoors, but with the milder temperatures FINALLY within view, it’s time to do a gear-check to make sure I’m ready for the spring running season. Here are some of my top picks for this year. I am happy to be able to share a few discount codes for some of them with you! My SPIBelt with pepper spray and whistle attached. You know I’m all about safety, and with Daylight Savings comes dark early-morning runs. I have historically run alone, which means I pack a few extra safety essentials in my SPIBelt for all of my runs. I’ve been running with SPIBelts as long as I’ve been running. They come in a wide variety

Read More →