Despite having entered the world of running just a few years ago, I do have a good number of races under my belt. In true Linda fashion, my very first race was the 2013 Chicago Marathon. Hey, if I’m going to run a race, why not start with a World Class Marathon? Go big or go home, right? You can follow my journey on this site as well as on this map, which will take you through my progress as I continue to achieve my goals. Sign up for exclusive e-mail updates on the home page (scroll down to just below the latest post to sign up). Below the map is a list of the races I am registered for or already have completed with linked recaps and reviews. I have lots of big dreams when it comes to races, including running all of the World Marathon Majors. My current finish times would qualify me for Boston if I were a woman in my 80s, so I definitely have a long way to go, but a girl can dream, right? Maybe by the time I achieve this goal I WILL be in my 80s, and by then I can reflect on the knowledge, skills, and expertise I have gained over the years, and use that expertise to guide others through their journey.


Goals Roadmap


Goal 1 Earn the Chicagoland Triple Crown Award – Learn More

Goal 2 Become a Half Fanatic – Learn More

Goal 3 Run the Marine Corps Marathon – Learn More

Goal 4 Become a Marathon Maniac – Learn More

Goal 5 Run a Ragnar Relay Race – Learn More

Goal 6 Complete a Sprint Triathlon – Learn More

Goal 7 Complete the Destination Races Wine Country Half Marathon Series – Learn More

Goal 8 Run the World Marathon Majors –  Learn More

Goal 9 Become a Certified Running Coach – Learn More



10/13/19:  Chicago Marathon

08/04/19:  Naperville Sprint Triathlon

07/21/19:  Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

05/19/19:  Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon

04/28/19:  Virgin Money London Marathon

04/07/19:  Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

02/03/19:  Surf City Half Marathon


11/22/18:  Naperville Turkey Trot 5K

10/07/18:  Chicago Marathon

09/16/18:  Berlin Marathon

08/05/18:  Naperville Sprint Triathlon

07/22/18:  Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

07/15/18:  Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

06/16/18:  Grandma’s Marathon

04/22/18:  Naperville Women’s Half Marathon


11/12-13/2017:  Ragnar South Beach

10/22/17:  Marine Corps Marathon

10/08/17:  Chicago Marathon

07/16/17:  Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

05/13/17:  Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon

03/25/17:  Marine Corps 17.75K


11/24/16:  Naperville Turkey Trot 5K

10/23/16:  Naperville Half Marathon

10/22/16:  Country Sole Half Marathon

10/09/16:  Chicago Marathon

09/18/16:  Fox Valley Half Marathon

07/17/16:  Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

05/01/16:  Southwest Half Marathon

04/24/16:  Naperville Women’s Half Marathon

04/09/16:  Chi Town Half Marathon 10K


11/26/15:  Naperville Turkey Trot 5K

10/11/15:  Chicago Marathon


11/09/14:  Naperville Half Marathon

10/12/14:  Chicago Marathon


10/13/13:  Chicago Marathon