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4 Days in Chicago with Kids

We took a trip to Chicago over Columbus Day weekend. It was supposed to be for the Chicago marathon. I’ve always wanted to run a major marathon so this was my 40th birthday present to myself. I signed up. We booked the flights. Found a hotel room in The Loop. We were on top of this. 

Unfortunately, my 40 year old knee had other plans.

I haven’t run since June. I did not run the Chicago marathon. It was a little tough. The entire weekend was geared around running. Everywhere you looked you saw people running or getting ready to run. The entire plane was packed with runners and runners talking about running. 

On the other hand, we had a great family trip and did a lot of things we probably would not have been able to do if I had run the race. Unlike Boston, Philly, NYC or D.C., which we’ve visited multiple times and can be more selective, we grabbed a CityPass and went straight tourist.  Continue Reading

2017 Fitness Goals

I turn 40 this year and time is growing short (just kidding!) so let’s get the big one out of the way first. I’m going to run the Chicago Marathon in October. At the end of last season when I started thinking about this year’s fitness goals, I originally thought I would try to go after that sub-90 minute half-marathon. Truthfully, the half marathon is probably my favorite running event but somehow that didn’t seem big enough, memorable enough for a milestone year like 40. Go big or go home, right? Continue Reading