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Racing to the finish line

I am grateful to still be alive after 50+ years with Type 1 diabetes! My gratitude extends to the physicians and nurses who treated me along the way; my parents, siblings, and family members who cared for me and nurtured me during my childhood and even now; my spouse and children who have saved my life multiple times and love me unconditionally nonetheless; a loving and merciful God who gave me these special people in my life; and Dr. 502 more words

Winter Training Woes

Chicago winters are dark, dreary, cold, windy, LONG, icy, boring, and did I mention long?! The winters around here can do a few things to training. 321 more words


A New Year and New Opportunities

Well it is 2016! After a very successful 2015 I am very excited and eager to get 2016 under way! This year is going to be amazing. 332 more words


Hard Work is King

Before I get to my actual blog post I wanted to give a super short race report of the Chicago Marathon. Wanted around 2:40. Started off at about 2:45 pace. 418 more words


Quick -- I'm Geeking OUT

This morning I was riding the train; dressed my running clothes, reading Runner’s World, carrying my school supplies and a change of clothes in my big-triathlon bag from TYR, and balancing a cup of coffee in a tervis tumbler with a runner stuck inside of it. 182 more words

Erika's Ramblings

Chicago Triathlon

I took a break from my diverted ride to take some pictures of the triathletes. The race is capped at 1225 participants in various categories. This picture was taken across Lake Shore Drive from Buckingham Fountain. 23 more words


The Pooch

I saw this photo. My eyes were drawn immediately to that pooch. Yep. Right there for the world to see. And I cringed. Looking at it right now; still cringing… (Should I mention that it’s extra pooch-y because I’m kind of leaning over? 417 more words