One of my favorite hobbies that has become a significant part of my life is running. Anyone who knows me well, knows the joy I get from running.  I have been running half-marathons and marathons since 2009 and I can’t seem to stop.  Everytime I lace up and head out for a run, I know that I will clear my head, feel delicious and get a good workout. I love to run.

Colorado finished

My first marathon was the Chicago Marathon in 2010. As soon as I crossed that finish line, I was mentally preparing for my next one – I wanted more.  This was a hobby I enjoyed for a few years solo, until Juan (the hubby) caught the running bug.  We’ve been inseperable on the course since then. We’ve completed several half and full marathon’s together and hope to complete many more – it’s great bonding!


I have completed 6 Chicago marathons, 17 half-marathons, 2 ultra 50K’s and have lost count on the 5k’s and other smaller distances. I’ve had the privilege to run for charities like the Children’s Memorial Hospital (Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital) and Imerman Angels.  It has been quite the running journey and hope to continue for many more years to come.

If you would like to read more about my running journey, feel free to check out my running blog.