Tag Archives: Chicago Marathon

Setting personal goals: re-evaluating running

It’s time to answer the question: “What next?”  In the running department, that is.  The past two years our plan has worked well.   Having target races has been key.  The running year just finished we scheduled a family-gathering half marathon … Continue reading

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A bird’s eye view of marathons

“Mama,” asked Robby, “what are all these people doing here? I was going to the park to get some worms, but it’s filled with big white tents and rows and rows of blue closets, and there are people everywhere.”

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Chicago marathon gets checked off the bucket list

The suitcases are unpacked, the legs are massaged, and my two-page training schedule is relegated to the recycle bin.  All that focus on the Chicago Marathon, front and center in our lives for 6 months, is now a memory, albeit … Continue reading

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A good massage therapist can help keep you running … or walking, or just moving

I don’t know about where you live, but in our small, fairly remote part of the world there are many massage clinics and they’re all busy.  My in-depth research into the subject (aka counting the number of entries in the … Continue reading

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The countdown is on for the Chicago Marathon

Today is a lovely fall day, cool and crisp.  What I would have given for this day yesterday, when I did my long run.  I did spend quite a while lying in bed yesterday morning reminding myself that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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