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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Recap of the Criss-Cross Virtual Challenge

May 29, 2021 10:00 am

I realized a long time ago that if I want to stick with something, I have to set a goal. With the cancellation of so many races due to the pandemic, I was finding it hard to stay motivated to run with no specific race goal in mind. Enter the Criss-Cross Virtual Challenge! Tied to the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, this challenge provided exactly what I needed to keep moving through the late fall, winter, and early spring. Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Criss-Cross Virtual Challenge 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. The challenge provides three different options for both runners and walkers alike: Cover the horizontal distance of the State of Illinois

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