• More Than Just A Race

    I did it. I completed the Chicago Half Marathon, my first half marathon on September 25th. Words cannot describe how I feel about achieving this MAJOR goal of mine. However, it wasn’t what I had expected, and that’s what made it so important and memorable. This half marathon was more than just a run. When I woke up at 4:00A.M. on Sunday, my stomach was in knots. I was so excited (and nervous) that it was the day I had been waiting and training for. I had hurt my knee a month ago while training, and in the back of my mind, I worried it would begin to throb during the half marathon.…

  • Getting Ready To Race

    Happy Friday! Instead of the usual Friday Favorites, I wanted to focus on getting ready for my half marathon THIS SUNDAY. This Sunday? YES. This Sunday! I love that I have been able to share my training and journey with you all. So, this Sunday is race day! As you all know, I have been training for months. A few weeks ago when I ran 11.54 miles, my knees were in terrible pain the next day. I could hardly walk! So, I took a week and half break from running. Then, after I wrote Rainy Day Runs, my knee began to hurt again. I got really worried that something was wrong. So, I took…