Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chicago Marathon Diary

Last year I was asked to participate in the Chicago Marathon's web site "gain inspiration". The marathon chose 8 runners (out of 45,000) to blog on the official Chicago Marathon site about their training. The thought being that each runner would offer a different take on training in hopes that a reader could relate to one of the bloggers.

I was their First Time Marathon runner who was trying to train with two very young children and had absolutely NO idea what I was doing. The diary experience was fun to say the least and has led me to start this blog today. I kept in contact with many of the people who wrote me through the Chicago diary and many of them asked me if was writing again this year. I really did not think I was going to but then I figured what the heck... so here we are back at it in 09.

Let me just say I am sorry, to those of you who followed me here, if I repeat any information. I will try to keep it fresh. But, if you remember anything from last year, my life is anything but drama free so that should not be a problem!

Let's get running!


  1. Hey Heather..great to see you blogging! Good luck with Chicago 2009. I'm not running this year, but I will definitely be following your progress and hope to volunteer that day.

  2. Hi Heather!!
    Great to see you blogging again this year. Unfortunately I won't make Chicago this year, I'm doing Baxter's Loch Ness Marathon instead. I'm looking forward to your blogs! Can't wait for the laughs!

  3. Hey! As one of those encouraging you to blog for this marathon, too, I am looking forward to reading!

  4. Hi Heather!

    Great to hear from you and see that you have caught the marathon bug. Won't be in Chicago this year, waiting to hear if I got into New York and if not, will be doing Long Beach instead.

    Looking forward to reading your blog.

  5. Hi Heather!

    I enjoyed reading your blog last year during Chicago. I was with the group of women runners who came out to run Chicago from Orange County, CA. We are all heading up to Seattle to run the innaugural Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon on June 27. We have 9 women running!

    Anyway, I enjoy you blog, it is nice to hear from a "real person" (mom, wife, etc.) and how that all fits with training.

    Good luck with your second go around in Chicago.