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I kicked off my running season this week by jumping head first into a Half Marathon training group… 4 weeks late.  Better late than never, I say. 

In preparation for my two half marathons this May, I’m looking for a little extra motivation and story-sharing.  Does anyone have any favorite tumblr runners I should be following?

caryrandolph:

Guilty as charged, Stafko.

I just got unreasonably angry after reading this article.

Instead of ripping a part a sport and a person who dedicates them self to a form of health, fitness and way of life… one who is not necessarily bragging, but is excited and proud of their running accomplishments… because well, long distance running is hard. How about he focuses and points fingers to those who never get off the couch. The unhealthy and over weight Americans. I’m not saying you have to run, in order to avoid being the latter, but why hate on those Americans that are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and are proud of it?

And what about all those merchandise wearing people that eat, sleep and breath sports that they don’t even participate in? I am in no way above those people, as I am also one of them… But why point fingers at athletes who wear and train for their sport proudly, when there are many, many more people out there who religiously live for sports that they don’t even play?

When Stafko goes out and gives 26.2 or even 13.1 a good try, I’ll then take his opinion a bit lighter. And on that note, I’m going to go out for a run in my small Midwestern town (in obvious hopes that people see me and think I’m awesome)

I’ve been very MIA lately, I know.
So I’ll just leave this right here so you can at least see that I am alive and well in Chicago, enjoying Spring.
Promise to give you all a life update sooner rather than later. A lot has been going on and iv struggled with what to share and what not to share.
So you tell me… What’s “practically” your favorite thing to read about?
Fashion, recipes, running, boys, work, Zoe, the zillion best friend weddings i’m in? All of the above have been totally life consuming. So ask and I’ll share.

I’ve been very MIA lately, I know.

So I’ll just leave this right here so you can at least see that I am alive and well in Chicago, enjoying Spring.

Promise to give you all a life update sooner rather than later. A lot has been going on and iv struggled with what to share and what not to share.

So you tell me… What’s “practically” your favorite thing to read about?

Fashion, recipes, running, boys, work, Zoe, the zillion best friend weddings i’m in? All of the above have been totally life consuming. So ask and I’ll share.

On Sunday I kicked off race season by running Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle.  It’s one of Chicago’s biggest races with 40K participants running 8K.  It is also the race that started it all for me.

My marathoner friend and now roommate Christin got me back into running last year and the Shamrock was my first organized city race.  I’ve been hooked ever since.

I can’t believe it’s already been one year.  Running has turned into my therapy and my hobby. It makes me happy, it relieves my daily stress and anxieties and it keeps my eating habits on track.    

So much in my life has changed in just a year and running is a big contributor to that.  Since I ran the Shamrock Shuffle in 2012, I have fallen in love with  this sport and the organized races that bring many chicagoans together.  Next up… Soldier Field 10 miler in May, Allstate Half Marathon in June and then.. (Dun, Dun, Dun…) the Chicago Marathon in October.  

Let the racing season begin!

On Sunday I kicked off race season by running Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle. It’s one of Chicago’s biggest races with 40K participants running 8K. It is also the race that started it all for me.

My marathoner friend and now roommate Christin got me back into running last year and the Shamrock was my first organized city race. I’ve been hooked ever since.

I can’t believe it’s already been one year. Running has turned into my therapy and my hobby. It makes me happy, it relieves my daily stress and anxieties and it keeps my eating habits on track.

So much in my life has changed in just a year and running is a big contributor to that. Since I ran the Shamrock Shuffle in 2012, I have fallen in love with this sport and the organized races that bring many chicagoans together. Next up… Soldier Field 10 miler in May, Allstate Half Marathon in June and then.. (Dun, Dun, Dun…) the Chicago Marathon in October.

Let the racing season begin!