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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Byline Bank Chicago Spring Marathon Preview

February 11, 2019 10:00 am

Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon 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. On May 19th I will be running the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, a signature event produced by Life Time. I have not run this race before, so I am looking forward to a fun spring time race in my home town! The race starts near Maggie Daley Park in Chicago and takes runners south past 47th Street along Lake Shore Drive, then back north along the lake shore, finishing at the park. The post-race event features a hot gourmet breakfast buffet (yes, please!), the Athletico recovery zone, a spring market featuring local vendors, spring flowers, a Lagunitas beer garden,

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