Chicago Marathon 2016, it’s coming

Okay…So I’ve been in denial since signing up for the Chicago Marathon 2016 in April. I keep asking myself, “why did I do this to myself? Won’t I just get injured, again?” And all the training, just all of the training. But, I wanted a second chance at the marathon. I ran Chicago in 2014 and ended up with IT band issues; therefore I ran/ walked.  While, I certainly finished the marathon, it wasn’t what I trained for. So, I’m tackling the marathon again with running coach, all of the glute work, and of course, great nutrition!

I’ve certainly learned a lot along the way like maybe I’m just not a long distance runner. Can I get a high five for the 5k? The 8k distance is also a great one! Anyways, it is true, I’m doing the Chicago Marathon 2016, injury-free/healthy and its taper time (aka Emily is a little nutty, ignoring everyone, and getting all the sleep)!

Although, I will say I’ve enjoyed all my long training runs especially with Lifepoints- Picky Bar Weekend and at Fall Great Lakes Bird Camp with my fellow Oiselle Teammates! More recently, I ran with Heartbreak Hill Running Co in Boston (psss…I’m excited to one day, run the Boston Marathon). My current mantra is “Make it Happen!” And I know that yes, one day I will BQ, if I want to, but until that time, please enjoy this selfie (Oiselle’d out at Heartbreak Running Co. because we all know I’m a heartbreaker! 😉


Psss….the O satellite tank is my favorite tank!  Oh, and more exciting things i.e. more personal blogs to come! Bet you just can’t wait for my Marathon recap!