The Struggles of Marathon Tapering

Forget the 20-mile long runs, the intense speed workouts, the grueling tempo runs.   Tapering is the hardest part of training.  Here are 7 struggles of marathon tapering.  Trust me, there are more     First of all, when I’m tapering I have so much pent-up energy.     But on the

Tips for Windy Running

For the last couple of days, Chicago has been pretty windy.   According to the weather reports, winds have been sustained around and gusting up to 40mph. This has created some pretty cool waves along the path….   ….but it’s also been a BEAR to run! This was me this morning

Curried Chickpeas

  Black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), white beans, navy beans, cannellini beans recently some great northern beans…..     On Sunday I usually cook a new batch of beans because I go through them a ton during the week.  My favorite kind to make is chickpeas because