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Finished My First Half Marathon!

Today I ran the inaugural Madison Mini Marathon in Madison, Wisconsin. I was pretty excited the whole week leading up to this event, and I couldn't sleep most of the nights! Race Start: I started with the 2:20 group. While I was standing there waiting for the start, I began to get really nervous. Finally […]

Armour for my 8-miler

Just finished what I would call the worst run of my running career. Today in Chicago it's supposed to reach 90 degrees, so I figured a run at 10 am would beat some of that heat. However, perhaps I'm exaggerating, but by the end of the run, I thought I was feeling the beginnings of […]

21 Days until My 13.1

I realized yesterday that I have exactly 21 days until my first half-marathon. This started to freak me out! As entering this race was a spur-of-the-moment decision to celebrate my 25th birthday, I was eager to get my training started. So, I simply went to RunnersWorld.com and plugged in my information to generate a training […]

Don't hate the race, hate the pace

It's easy to do – you're running a race and things aren't going right, you get to the end and look at your GPS and see that the race was too long and feel justified for the way you feel. But don't be so hasty to email the race director, especially if you're running in […]