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: Shady Rays Polarized Sunglasses

March 28, 2019 12:00 pm

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Shady Rays Sunglasses 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. In a shocking development, the sun has finally made its appearance in the midwest, making this the perfect time to try out a new pair of shades! I have not historically been very good about protecting my eyes from the sun, but the older I get the more I realize how important it is to do everything I can to help keep my vision sharp. I had the opportunity to try a pair of sunglasses from the Shady Rays Signature Series line, which retail for $45 to $60. With so many fun colors I wanted to try them all, but I ultimately decided on the Black Emerald Polarized style. Since I tend

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