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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Clif Bar & Company: More than Just Energy Bars

February 25, 2020 12:00 pm

Disclaimer: I received a bottle of wine and some yummy treats from Clif Family Winery 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 take a look at my logo you’ll quickly see two things I love; wine and staying fit! Imagine my delight when I recently found out that the makers of Clif Bars, the energy bars I’m sure you are all very familiar with, also own a winery! How did I miss that? The Clif Family Winery was started by Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, who shared a love for cycling as well as a love for good food and wine. As outdoor enthusiasts who had already created the awesome CLIF Bars line of products starting in the early 1990s, less than a decade later they

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