Berlin Marathon Vacation

How to Plan a Berlin Marathon Vacation

I ran my first oversees marathon in September.  It was the Berlin Marathon.  While planning for this big running adventure, I had a lot of questions: What is the cheapest way to fly to Europe? How will jet lag affect my marathon performance? How can I make the most of my time in Europe? What… Continue reading How to Plan a Berlin Marathon Vacation

Races, Reviews

Philadelphia Marathon Review

Philadelphia Marathon Review 2018 I ran the Philadelphia Marathon on November 18, 2018.  While it was FREEZING, and I sucked pretty bad (more on that later), it was a great experience overall.  For this Philadelphia Marathon review, I’ll focus on the things that matter the most to me when considering a marathon: communication, the expo,… Continue reading Philadelphia Marathon Review

Running Gear, Start Running, Training

7 Things on Amazon Every Marathon Runner Needs

I'm not sure I could live without these running favorites.  Bonus, you can buy them without having to leave your house! Top 7 Amazon Products for Runners Here are some of my favorite running products on Amazon and why you should love them too! 1. Level Terrain Flip Belt I've tried it all, the running… Continue reading 7 Things on Amazon Every Marathon Runner Needs


What Makes a Good Race?

Aid Station at Chicago MarathonFor me, running isn’t just for health... it’s a way for friends to get together, a way to explore new cities, and a way to test my limits.  I’ve run many races in distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon.  I’ve loved some races, and hated others.  As I plan… Continue reading What Makes a Good Race?

Races, Reviews

Chicago Marathon: What to do race weekend

What should I do before and after the Chicago Marathon? Chicago is a great city, with so much to offer!  As you may know, I was born and raised in Chicago.  I love going back to my hometown to run the Chicago Marathon.  With so much to do, how do you decide? Before the Chicago… Continue reading Chicago Marathon: What to do race weekend