Category Archives: Chicago Marathon 2011

Everything about my first marathon. 26.2 miles of awesomeness!

Maybe My Uterus Is Going To Fall Out

In recent history women were not allowed to participate in marathons due to a belief that the physical strain on their bodies was so hard it would cause their uteruses (uteri???) to fall out. Although I do believe my fertility remains intact, I feel … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished

Wow! What an amazing weekend!?!?! I feel like it still has not quite hit me, that I actually accomplished my marathon goal. At the beginning of the race, one of the Nike pacers told us that all we were doing … Continue reading

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Potential Pitfalls

With my trip to CHICAGO less than 3 days away I am a nervous wreck. I have always been a bit of a hypochondriac, but lately every little thing puts me on edge. Why are my ankles so stiff? What … Continue reading

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Marathon Approaching

Eeeeek! I cannot believe it is OCTOBER already! I leave for Chicago in FOUR days. I spent the better part of the morning yesterday scouring the Chicago Marathon website and passing on information to my mom and my stepdad. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Keeping Pace with a Garmin

In order to be considered an official marathon finisher, I have to run the entire distance in six hours and thirty minutes. That sounds like plenty of time right? Well I’m very nervous. In fact I had nightmares the other … Continue reading

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A Mental Workout

Last week when I was feeling low on motivation I did something that I love about as much as running, read about running. I hit up Barnes and Noble and plopped down with Runner’s World UK edition (hey I’m a poor college … Continue reading

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Running through Savannah

I am a creature if habit. I tend to relish in the routine, and don’t generally find myself becoming bored. I did not think I was becoming bored with my running routine. I was looking forward to my workouts everyday, … Continue reading

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