Enjoying every second of life and running.


This write up is in progress…more updates to come.

I was never a runner.ย I began with no training and jumped into my first 5k in 2007 (at age 31) and got hooked. This blog documents my journey into running that includes many highlights from meeting some amazing athletes and running races across the USA. All the while attempting to challenge myself. I also had the opportunity to join a racing team and run Boston Marathon twice. During all of these adventures I began my greatest endurance event yet – becoming a mom! I am a full time working mom of two and am trying to find a place for running again, while maximizing my time with my husband and kids. This blog name evolved over time, and ChaseEverySecond couldn’t be more true. It’s not just running, it’s all aspects of life. I hope you enjoy what I am able to share here. I likely will cover a wide range of topics as life has many facets these days. We are enjoying every second of it!

2009 Chicago Marathon


Boston Marathon 2011



San Francisco 2012 - 13

Running pregnant with our first daughter, Chase.




…more to come…

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26 thoughts on “About

  1. I just absolutely love following your blog and reading about all your accomplishments! You are such an inspiration and I just want to say thanks for documenting your running/races because they really motivate me to become a strong runner like you one day!


  2. Hey,
    I was searching for Boston jacket images, and I found your site. This will be my second Boston, and I love my jacket from last year. This year’s green/black jacket doesn’t have the big emblem on the back, but I noticed the black and white jacket you have featured on your site does. Where did you get it?

    Thanks. Good luck at Boston!


    • Hey Brooke! I went to the adidas website and did a search for “Boston Marathon” to see the gear they had available this year. I took a quick look to see the issue and you are right the jacket style “Boston Marathon Supernova Conv. Jacket” does NOT have the large logo on the back. The jacket I purchased is no longer showing on the site. I wonder if they sold out temporarily? Keep an eye on the site because I see that they have added some bags that weren’t there before too. I will look to see if I can find the style name for my jacket to post it. Good luck with your training!


  3. Hey Christine and Rob,
    It was so awesome to meet the both of you in person at the finish line last Saturday at the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon, in Springfield, Illinois. Thanks for mentioning me in your post about the race. I have signed up for future posts to your blog, as I enjoy reading about your running adventures and accomplishments. You are both an inspiration to many and I look forward to reading your update after the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon on Sunday.
    Good luck and have a great race.
    Thanks, Brian Carter
    St. Louis, MO


  4. Love reading your blog! I was at the Go! St Louis this past weekend also – doing my 2nd half! You are so inspiring! I just wanted to ask you- how you improved your times so much as you started running? I have been running for awhile and seem to just sort of plateau on my time– Any secrets/words of advice??? Glad your race went well yesterday- (as brutal as it was!!!!) Thanks for the great info on your blog!


  5. Hi Christine! Congrats on your awesome finish in Boston. I’m somewhat new to running and I was hoping you could fill me in on the training plan you used when you first started running. Your progress has been simply amazing. I’ve always wanted to run long distances but don’t know where to start.


    • Hey Erica! I started with smart coach to build training plans. The site has tons of information and videos that are full of info to get started. Enjoy the process and have patience as your body adjusts into training.


  6. You’re an inspiration! I am trying to lose the last 10 lbs to get faster… Did you follow a training schedule to help get you to faster?


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  8. I love reading your journey. I always look forward to reading about your races, your current training, etc…!


  9. I just wanted to say I love your blog, I am way to new to this running thing. My sister-in-law on the other-hand is not and suckered me into the Rock and Roll Chicago this year, I never thought I would have the courage to do it after so little training, so far and so long. I finished 3:05:16, I guess a new personal record….lol. I remember seeing you and Rob and someone said that’s Fly Runner, so I kept you two in mind an when I got home, I found the blog and signed up for another 1/2. I just wanted to say I love your story and I will continue this new addiction. The goal is to drop a few pounds, like 35…lol and really hit this up. I can’t wait to see you and Rob’s next adventure, you ROCK!


    • Hey Jeff! Congrats on your half marathon and welcome to the running addiction! It’s it funny where you can find the mental and physical strength to run various distances? And what’s better is the more you run a particular distance the more enjoyable it gets as the body adapts. That is so awesome you are signed up and ready for your next half! Please check in and keep me posted on your progress and if you spot us at a race please say hi. ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. I love this About Me page, especially the lessons learned. Those photos really tell a story, you have seriously changed your body and you look like a different person. You are so inspiring, I love reading your blog. I cannot believe how fantastic you look from running. Keep up the good work and tell me how to get your killer legs.


  11. you are a running inspiration and i loved how you formatted your years with the lesson learned. i cant wait to keep following along as you race more, improve whatever else you want to improve, and live such a fulfilling life!


    • Thanks Alaina! I’m glad you like the update to include lessons learned. It seems like I learn so much each year that has more than just a new type of workout or drill. Running has transformed me inside out, so I hope that others can relate to the experience.


  12. have you ever run the chicago monster half-marathon???


  13. We’ve been at THREE different races together! Chicago 2009, USAF 2010 (I did the full), and Las Vegas 2010 (where I also did the full). Are you running Chicago this year? I’d love to run into you if you do! (Though it’d probably be post-race since you’re way faster than I am!)


  14. Glad I happened to stumble upon your blog. Awesome reading about your journey. I started running less about a year and a half ago, and I’m 10 years older than you. I always loved sports – playing and watching, but never had an interest, much less considered running until my personal trainer suggested as a way to amp up my cardio in my quest to lose weight and just be more fit. Now, about 35 pounds lighter, I don’t even focus on the weight-loss benefit. I LOVE running. It has become my passion – something many don’t “get”, but something I will do for the rest of my life. I have several 5Ks, 8ks, a 10K and the Chicago Half Marathon – as of last month – under my belt. In my mid-40’s now looking to do another half next May and the Chicago Marathon next October. I am a runner for life. Looking forward to seeing more from you. really inspiring!


  15. I love running and aviation too. I’m also a fan of Adidas Adizero shoes. I wear the first generation Adizero Boston. It’s still holding up after 6 months of use on the treadmill. A very light trainer, yet stable and keeps me from injury for the knees. I think I’ll check out the Adios if I see it at the Adidas Outlet. I’m planning to run my first marathon next year.

    I don’t think you’ve seen this Adizero Adios commercial from Japan. Quite creative. ๐Ÿ˜‰



  16. WOW!!! I love you about me page and your photos. It was like reading and watching an epic transformation all at the same time!! Pure AWESOME SAUCE!! ๐Ÿ™‚


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