Run to Play: Mission Completed

Well, in the past two months I’ve taken the GMAT twice, turned in 1 business school application, moved to a new apartment, raised $1,400, and run 26.2 miles. I have to write these things down in one spot to serve as a lesson in time management for myself, and for anyone else with a bad…

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Run to Play: Training for Travel

While “summer” in Chicago is probably the only time you’ll have consistent enough weather to train for a marathon outside, the more consistent weather also makes these months the best time to travel to and from Chicago (I say “summer” because we really only have 2 months of nice weather). With weekend trips, weddings, family…

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Run to Play: Do It For the Kids

The phrase “do it for the kids” evokes a few different things for me. This saying often ends up being the rationale for people’s misguided causes, like when a gaggle of grownups tried to get Harry Potter banned from libraries and schools when it was first released. They thought magic was bad for children or something, but…

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Run to Play: Motivation is a Finite Resource

Being the over-analyzer I am, it’s no surprise I gravitated toward psychology in college. Not to sound like a total nerd, but I really really loved my psych classes (well.. the learning parts, not the essay, test, and presentation parts). My favorite (yup, favorite) branch of psychology is cognitive, which focuses on mental processes, including…

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Pre-training: Running Is Hard

So pre-training isn’t a real phrase because if you’re training for something, you’re doing so before the event, thus prior to, thus ‘pre’. But anyway, as soon as I joined Urban Initiatives’ Chicago Marathon Team (see Thoughts On “Getting Involved”) I started my “pre-training”. Basically, I started running around like my life depended on it.…

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Thoughts On “Getting Involved” (Spoiler Alert: I’m Running a Martahon)

When I started writing this post I went on a rambling tangent about your 20’s being a great, yet uncertain, time in one’s life, and that as a 20-something I need to find meaning and direction blah blah blah, but that’s not what this post is really about. What it’s about is the importance of…

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