Chicago Marathon Charity Fundraising!

Brett and I are running the Chicago Marathon 2013!  We are in the big countdown until the race on October 13th.  We have sent our fundraising websites out to you all, our wonderful friends, families, and acquaintances once before…but the end is approaching!  If you said to yourself, “self, I’d really like to donate but I’ll just do it later,” now is the time!  🙂  We have just a few more weeks of prime fundraising time before all of the money needs to be in!  I am running for the American Brain Tumor Association in memory of my mother and Brett is running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of our own battle and in memory of his father.  These races mean so much to us because of the wonderful causes that we help to support along the way.  We cannot accomplish what we do though without your help.

Here is the link to Mallory’s fundraising site and the link to Brett’s fundraising site.  Please help us reach our goals!  Every little bit helps!  Thank you!


Mallory & Brett



Marathon training has begun!

We have both been hard at work, officially training for the 2013 Chicago Marathon!  Here are some of our favorite scenery from last week’s runs 🙂






Just a reminder that we are both running the Chicago Marathon for different charities 🙂  You can donate to either Mallory or Brett …or both of us 🙂  Every little bit helps!  And just in case you missed it, we talked about our experience running last year’s marathon here

Moving all 10 of our feet!

It’s been getting hotter and hotter here.  Brett’s been working a lot so the girls and I have been going for runs and walks by ourselves.  It is harder some nights to have enough time to run or walk once it is finally cool enough to do so but we’ve been doing our best to brave the summer!  Here are some of our ‘finish lines’ 🙂









The girls and I often take the same treks around the neighborhood though we have enjoyed some hiking this summer as well.  Do you have a favorite walking/running route?  Do you always take the pups along or do you sometimes leave them at home?