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!








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Kean Nutrition

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Emily’s passion for nutrition began in middle school along with the interest of vegetarianism. Originally from Pennsylvania, Emily Kean earned a Nutrition and Food Science with an emphasis in Dietetics from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Kean completed her MBA at Dominican University in River Forest, IL while simultaneously completing the requirements for a dietetic internship. In her free time, Emily enjoys running, doing yoga, and researching nutrition topics. Combining healthy eating and running is passion of mine. Join me on this journey!

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