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 Allstate Chicago Hot Chocolate Virtual Run Experience

November 16, 2020 12:00 pm

Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Allstate Chicago Hot Chocolate Virtual 15K/5K 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. For years I’ve wanted to run the Hot Chocolate 15K, but the dates never worked out for me. I was so excited when I saw the lineup of race dates this year, as the Chicago race fell on a date I was (for once) available. But alas, Covid. The race went virtual, as have so many others this year. Still, I was excited for the virtual option and I opted in as soon as the opportunity arose. One of the many things I like about this race is that its charity partner is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization that is near and dear to

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