Category Archives: Races

Detroit Marathon and Half Marathon 10.20.13

On October 20, 2013, Carl and I headed north to Detroit to run the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon (Carl) and Half Marathon (me). If you read this blog, you know that I was injured before and didn’t really train … Continue reading

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The Marathon I Never Mentioned Here – Illinois 2013

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything to this blog. And it’s a little odd, I know, that I never said anything about the Illinois Marathon back in April that I worked so hard for. The expo was great, and … Continue reading

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Everything is Personal: Boston 2013

What I’m about to say isn’t profound. It doesn’t include platitudes or calls for revenge or offer answers to the bereaved cries of “why did this happen?” This is more of a process post, I suppose, and my way of … Continue reading

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Is Something Chasing You?

A good friend said to me recently, “you’re running crazy miles. Do you know what drives you? Is something chasing you?” I smiled. Then I began to think about the question. When I remind my husband that “I’m running after … Continue reading

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Illinois Marathon – Two Months and Counting!

The Illinois Marathon is just under two months away, on April 27, 2013. This will be the 4th time I’ve been at this start line in Champaign-Urbana, IL. The first two times I did the half marathon. The third time … Continue reading

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Charleston Challenge Mid-Winter Classic 10k 2.2.13

This was the third year in a row I’ve done the Charleston Mid-Winter race. It’s always well done, fun, and something different to do. And it’s in Charleston, IL, where my mom lives, where I went to college, and 9 … Continue reading

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Three Marathons in 2012!

Hey wait a minute. I’ve been sitting here feeling all shitty about how I haven’t been running enough lately and all that nonsense. But hold. UP. I remind myself that I ran three (3!) marathons in 2012. That’s pretty badass … Continue reading

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NYE 2012 5k: Columbia’s First Night

Always a fun little run, Columbia’s First Night 5k to wrap up 2012 was cold and wet. It had been snowing all day, hovering around that 32 degree mark, but by the start gun the temperature had climbed a few … Continue reading

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Where Did 2012 Go?!

I’ve been feeling sort of blue the past few weeks when it comes to running because well, I haven’t been running very consistently, and I’ve been eating my weight in crap food since Halloween. And then it was the Christmas … Continue reading

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Charleston Challenge Mid-Winter Classic 10k 2.4.12

We did this race in 2011 in 6 inches of snow and decided to go do it again this year anyway! This year, happy to say, was much better, weather-wise and race-wise! I had my best 10k time ever and, … Continue reading

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