Win a FREE entry to the Madison Mini-Marathon

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Yeah. You read that right. But more on that in a bit. In searching for  races to fill my training calendar this summer, I came across the Madison Mini-Marathon. Many of my friends have done this race in years past, and I’ve only heard positive things about the race. So last week, I put Madison […]

Planning to train for a marathon

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I know that training for a marathon will be exhausting. But planning the training makes me want to puke. A week after registering for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, I slipped on the ice and threw out my back. I finally got permission to start running 1-2 miles a couple times a week and then Friday […]

Race Report: St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

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So, two weeks ago I roadtripped it to the STL with some friends to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Half Marathon. It was pretty epic. First, the road trip. Annie, Nadia, Bob and I met up at the State Fair park ‘n’ ride and before we left, Annie had to pee. So we […]

Race Recap: Wisconsin Half Marathon

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NOTE: I started writing this two days after the race but finally was able to finish writing it this week. Sue me. Saturday morning, I completed my second half marathon with an official chip time of 3:33:45, an improvement of 15:54 overall or 1:18 per mile. Basically, I improved my time/pace by 14.4%! That’s pretty […]

It’s official – Rock n Roll Las Vegas BABY

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It’s official! I’m going to be a mentor for Team Challenge Wisconsin and raise money to kick Crohn’s and Colitis to the curb – again! I’m sure you’ll get annoyed by my tweets, Facebook posts, emails and blog posts, but you can get me to shut up by donating today! And, if you’ve ever considered […]

Trying to stay positive in a sea of setbacks

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Knee. Ankle. Knee. Foot. Ankle. Foot. Shoulder. Foot. Knee. Foot. Foot. Rib. Foot. I have had so many setbacks in my training and journey to health. It seems like each time I take one step forward, something sets me two steps back. I have worked hard to not let this affect me but, to be […]