Chicago Marathon Water Stop

The October sun glows behind a blur of runners streaming past outstretched Gatorade cups whilst a cool breeze carries them through our water stop. It doesn’t matter that we slept for two hours, carpooled at 3:00 am or waited in anticipation for the event to begin. At this moment when the 40,400 runners and wheelchair athletes charge […]

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Newlywed Jager Happenings

Life after our wedding went through an exciting phase through the summer following our honeymoon and then continued much the same as we had known it before. The seasons change and the daily rhythm of work, running, and dinner repeats in the circle of married life. We have made it a priority to plan activities […]

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Fort 4 Fitness Half Marathon – Personal Record Story

The Fort 4 Fitness race at Fort Wayne, Indiana was the second half marathon this year. The goal set for this race was to run an eight minute pace for an overall finishing time of 1:45:00. The morning started with a race-day trip down to Fort Wayne at 5:30 AM with our friend Steve Glick from […]

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Volunteers: On the other side of the Race

I was given the opportunity to be involved with the planning and execution of a local race from a friend Dan Wort. He has directed Mash the Creek 5.5K and 10K Trail Race for five years at the Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty, Indiana. It is a small race with a loyal crowd who […]

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Trail running 13.1 Miles

This weekend’s scheduled long run was 13.1 miles with only five weeks out until our next big race at the Fort 4 Fitness Half in Fort Wayne, Indiana. While the miles could have been logged on the Maple Heart or Pumpkinvine Trail, we decided to complete the distance in a race environment which is how […]

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Trail Running: Chicago-Style

As the summer heat continues, we take to the trails of the Chicago suburbs looking for shade whenever possible to escape the sun. It’s funny how we’re always looking for places to run now that we are runners. A year ago, we didn’t know that the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail connecting Shipshewana to Elkhart even existed! […]

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Runners on Parade 5K

I first heard about the Runners on Parade last year when Derek and I went to advertise upcoming events with Stone Soup Promotions and support our friend Todd Hoffer. As a spectator, it was inspiring to see the streets lined on both sides with fans and thousands of runners charging past. The 22nd annual Runners on Parade 5K is held […]

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