Fight Till The Finish: My Experience Running the 2021 Chicago Marathon

Last spring, I penned a reported personal essay about my experience training for the Chicago Marathon, from the moment I got the fateful acceptance email to the end of my training in June.  Plenty has happened since then — not least of which, the marathon itself — and it’s about time for an update. My … Continue reading Fight Till The Finish: My Experience Running the 2021 Chicago Marathon

Essay: I’m Taking on the Chicago Marathon in a Pandemic Year and Don’t Regret It (Yet)

The following article is a reported personal essay I developed through my Journalism class this spring. Enjoy! The opportunity to run the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon was just too enticing to pass up.  Never mind that I hadn’t run seriously for two years and hadn’t completed even a half marathon. The race’s Oct. … Continue reading Essay: I’m Taking on the Chicago Marathon in a Pandemic Year and Don’t Regret It (Yet)

Back to the Track: A Retrospective on High School Running

One year ago today, I crossed the line at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland after the 1600m state championships, officially completing my high school distance running career. A lot has happened since then: I’ve moved to Illinois, transitioned from high school and college, and taken the longest break from running I’ve had since starting … Continue reading Back to the Track: A Retrospective on High School Running

Ranking my best cross country races of high school

Cross country races are awesome. Each one is unique, with different terrains, competitors, and challenges. They also maximize the team aspect of distance running and combine individual and team strategy as well as training and talent to make for incredible races. Sadly, I am now one month removed from my high school cross country career, … Continue reading Ranking my best cross country races of high school