Happy New Year from the Jagers

This is the 3rd  year of my running journey with Ashley and we look forward to a healthy 2017. The start of 2017 started with a promotion at work and more responsibility with the IT (Validation) Life Science consulting company. My routine in prior years will change drastically with being on the road more this […]

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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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Beating the Heat

90 degree weather forces most people, including myself, to seek out ice cream and retreat indoors to air-conditioned comfort. The sudden change into extreme heat and high humidity weather has not been an easy transition for our running. We’re about a month into our training since we started our speed workouts with Coach Jake and we’ve […]

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Training with Purpose

The cancellation of the Holy Half Marathon at Notre Dame, Indiana on April 9th was a disappointment. I trained for 13 weeks through the winter months in preparation for running in the event. Every athlete goes through a period of setbacks and challenges in performance. This particular event was my first real setback in the […]

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