Chicago Marathon 2018

No matter the end result, this race will go down in my running history not only as my first marathon but the marathon where I have physically and mentally come undone.

Withdrawal

This is not a campaign to look thin or promote some stupid diet. But let's put it out there, do you see any 500-pound runners qualifying for the Boston Marathon?

Athlete or Coach

Let me be honest, I took a chance. I didn’t do any research on my coach’s background. I jumped out of an airplane without a parachute.

Accountability Buddy Failure

For the majority of runners in the real world, we run on our own. There is no team or motivation squad. We hit the alarm—maybe a snooze button a few times—get up and run our miles.