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I Am A Marathoner

Saturday, October 19, 2013      35 comments

As I say that to myself, 48 hours after the Chicago Marathon, I am still in disbelief. Me, a marat... Read more

Marathon Training: The Final Countdown!

Sunday, October 06, 2013      13 comments

Two weeks ago I ran the farthest I've ever run. 20 miles. It was the hardest thing I've ever done next to childbirth. At one point I cried. My running partner cried. I... Read more

Marathon Training Weeks 19 and 20: It Is Not About Me

Sunday, September 08, 2013      10 comments

This blog is not about me. Actually this journey, this marathon, is not about me. Not really. I'm running for Team World Vision to raise money for clean water pr... Read more

Marathon Training Week 18: Arriving

Saturday, August 24, 2013      12 comments

In church last week the pastor spoke about how we never "arrive", this is a journey that we are always on because we are never going to be perfect. Ever. But it's nice to... Read more

Marathon Training Weeks 16 and 17: Saying Goodbye

Saturday, August 17, 2013      11 comments

I found an old letter today written to myself, from myself. It was written 10 yrs ago about releasing a relationship in my life that wasn't healthy that I needed to release.... Read more

Marathon Training Weeks 13-15 - Celebrating The Light

Friday, August 09, 2013      6 comments

Light cannot exist with darkness. It will cast a shadow over the light and block it out, much like a solar eclipse. I tried taking a picture of a rock my daughter made wi... Read more

Marathon Training Weeks 9-12: God's Got This?

Friday, July 12, 2013      12 comments

Week 9 marked the first official week of marathon training. Before this we were in "pre-training". So now everyone who is running the Chicago marathon, or a marathon on ... Read more

Weeks 7 & 8 Marathon Training: Losing Myself

Saturday, June 15, 2013      7 comments

I am realizing that my blogs are less about running and more about God. And I think that is how it should be, when one goes on a journey with the sole intent to become close... Read more

Week 6 Marathon Training: Running From God

Friday, May 31, 2013      7 comments

Well, after the promises from last week, about returning to God and He will return to me, you would think I had a stellar week, right? A week full of certainty in my faith... Read more

Weeks 4 and 5: Marathon Training: Recalibrating Route

Saturday, May 18, 2013      9 comments

"The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth" (Luke 3:5). In this blog I'm combining the 4th and 5th week of marathon training (woo hoo week 5!) becau... Read more

Week 3 Marathon Training: The Perfect Pace

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      9 comments

This week went great, I usually don't run two days in a row to avoid injury but the training plan had me running on Friday and Saturday, and I followed my plan and felt good about it. I have been feeling a pain in my right hip, so I've started... Read more

Week 2 Marathon Training: Honoring and Celebrating Loss

Monday, April 29, 2013      15 comments

To start off this week of training, I packed my running gear Monday so that I could meet up with my amazing friend Jenn (KITHKINCAID) to honor those who lost their lives in the Boston marathon tragedy. Read more

Week 1 Marathon Training: First Team Run

Saturday, April 20, 2013      17 comments

My good friend Jenn (KITHKINCAID) did an amazing thing when she trained for the 2012 Chicago Marathon, she wrote a weekly blog that summarized her training runs, nutrition, everything. If you are also training to run a marathon, I HIGHLY recomm... Read more

Shamrock Shuffle 8k Race Report

Thursday, April 18, 2013      14 comments

This is my favorite race. This race and I have a history (was once the very last person to cross the finish line, etc., etc.). To read more about that... www.spark... Read more

A God-Sized Dream

Monday, April 15, 2013      16 comments

"The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." Last Saturday we had our first team meeting and running clinic -- I am getting so exci... Read more


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