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: Turtle Gloves TURTLe-Flip Mittens

January 3, 2021 12:00 pm

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Turtle Gloves TURTLe-Flip Mittens 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. Winter in Chicago is not for the faint of heart, but as a lifelong Chicagoan, I’ve gotten pretty used to it. Over the years, I’ve figured out the two most important things that help me stay warm: Keeping my feet dry, and keeping my hands warm. However, trying to stay warm while working up a sweat in the dead of winter is a whole different animal. The trick is to stay warm without getting too sweaty because at that point, the chill goes all the way down to the bone and when that happens, it’s really hard to shake. When the opportunity to test out

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