Happy National Running Day...and I'm running Chicago!


Since I began this running thing, it has been my dream to run one of the Big 5 marathons. The original 5 world marathon majors are Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York.  Chicago has always been my best shot because though I'm not fast enough to get in on time (yet!), it was originally a first come, first served kind of sign up.

Last year I entered the Chicago marathon, got in, and started training in July. I also broke my foot in July, which is not good when you're trying to run a marathon. I did, however, feel like one tough mother that I ran until my foot broke. But I was still really sad that I couldn't run the race.

This year, I tried to get into the New York Marathon via the lottery. I wasn't chosen for the second year in a row. I cried.

And of course, when I went online to sign up for the Chicago Marathon, again, it had changed to a lottery entry this year, which further narrowed my chances of getting in. I cried. And I entered.

But then I cheered! Because I got in!! Hooray!!

And so it begins, my season of training. I'll try and chronicle that training here, and if you have tips to share, I'm all ears:) Basically I'm just going to try and not break my feet.

And I'm super excited! Happy National Running Day!


  1. YAY!!!! I'm so excited for you. I have goosebumps :) I've run Chicago twice and it's amazing. Fingers crossed for no broken foot - or other injuries! - this go 'round. I'm so jealous! And excited. (Did I say that already?!)

  2. Yay!!! Super happy for you!!!! You will ROCK it!!!!!

  3. I'm so excited for you!! Run C run!!

  4. I'm so excited for you!! Run C Run!!