April Runfessions in May


It’s the first weekend in May, and today I’m taking my coffee into the runfessional with me! I’m linking up with Marcia for a belated Runfessions, and with Deborah and Coco for the Ultimate Coffee Date! And heck, while I’m at it, I’m also linking up with Meranda and Lacey for the Friday Five!

Who wouldn’t love a race that takes you across the Tower Bridge?

Over coffee, I would runfess to you that even though Chicago is my hometown and I will always claim the Chicago Marathon to be my favorite, London was absolutely amazing and might just be my secret favorite! The crowds, the sights, and the atmosphere were unbelievable, and I am still riding high for having completed this amazing race. I will post a recap of my experience soon.


My favorite Hoosiers

I would also runfess over coffee that I am feeling a bit melancholy as we head to Indiana to see my youngest son graduate from Indiana University tomorrow. All of our kids and all of our money have gone to IU. It was a fantastic experience for all of the boys and I proudly wear my Hoosier Mama gear!


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I Heart New York

I runfess my FOMO is at an all time high and I continue to want to run All. The. Races. My 2019 race calendar is already pretty full, but an opportunity arose and I am excited to announce I just learned yesterday that I have a spot in this year’s New York City Marathon, where I will earn my fourth star, leaving JUST Tokyo and Boston to complete the Majors!


No more excuses

I’ll also runfess that I finally got my physical a few weeks ago and indeed, I cannot blame my thyroid or any other rare malady on my weight gain. With not one but now two fall Majors on the horizon, I am determined more than ever to get back on track. Throw in a trip to Puerto Vallarta three weeks from tomorrow and you can bet my big dupa I am going to be pretty disciplined in the coming weeks.


Last, over coffee I will runfess that I am not necessarily looking forward to my insanely busy 2019 business travel schedule. I know, I know, as my BFF likes to say, I’m crying with two loaves of bread under my arms. Yes, the income is nice, but the travel can get overwhelming at times.


What would you runfess over coffee? Be sure to check out Marcia’s, Deborah’s, Coco’s, and Meranda and Lacey’s weekend posts, and check out some of the other linkers! You might just find a few new online running friends!


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On Sunday, April 28th, I completed the London Marathon as a charity fundraiser for Whizz-Kidz, an organization that provides wheelchairs and mobility devices for children and young adults. If you’d like to contribute to my fundraising efforts, you can still do so by clicking on the link below. Any donation, big or small, will help and is greatly appreciated!

Click here or on the picture to get to my fundraising page!


  1. Congrats on finishing the London race!! Mike wanted me to tell you that while Mark and I were in the Tower of London on the tour of it and the Royal Jewels-OMG!! Mike was letting a very pregnant woman go in front of him in line at the Tower of London Bridge Starbucks bathroom. Whenever we see a picture of the bridge he tells us the story.
    We loved London too. So much to see and a fun city.

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      Thanks! London was great and I loved this race. I literally teared up as I crossed the Tower Bridge! We did a lot of touring in the short time we were there.

  2. Wow congrats on adding NYC to your fall plans!

    And congrats to your son on his graduation.

    Looking forward to your London recap!

  3. Congrats on another notch in your marathon belt! And on getting into NYCM! I have to admit that as much as I’d love to be in your shoes, I’m also content to sit on the sidelines (who am I?) and cheer for you!

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      Thanks, Wendy! The more marathons I do the more I am liking the half marathon distance, but I want to get through all of the Majors before I think about cutting back on the distance!

  4. Congrats on getting into NYC! I can’t wait to cheer you on 😀

  5. Wowwwwww!!!! NYCM!!! That’s exciting, and you’re still riding the high from London 😉 Hope all goes well with the final IU graduation, congrats to your son!

  6. Wasn’t running on the Tower Bridge something else? London may be my favorite…maybe.
    Congrats on the NYCM entry. You are closing in on 6!

  7. Congrats on your marathon and congrats to your son. I was in London last march for the rugby match England – Italy (the 3rd time). A very beautiful city.

  8. So glad London was a great experience for you! Congrats on your college grad. I know it’s a rite of passage for both of you. 😉 Enjoy your holiday—including the food.

  9. Running the NYC Marathon sounds amazing! And I bet London had to be an amazing experience.

    I just came back from a work conference and while I do enjoy the opportunities, sometimes I’d like to just be home!

  10. Congrats to your son, and yay for you getting into the NYC marathon!

  11. I can’t wait to hear about your London experience! I really want to run it but I’m just not prepared yet to do it for charity 🙁 the chances of getting in on the ballot are just so slim. I don’t know what to do but I don’t need to finish the majors right away anyway. I’m more concerned (living vicariously?) about Ron since he has already 3 down. I keep telling him, at least have one of us get the 6 star, you know? Are you running for the same charity in New York? Congrats on getting a spot!

  12. Huge congrats to you and your family as well this weekend! I sure wish I could just press the pause button on my kids’ lives

  13. Can’t wait for your London recap and glad you enjoyed. And you will be running NY with lovely Cari!

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