For this marathon training season I am really excited to announce a few awesome new things for 42.2!

I started this site to document what it’s like to run your very first marathon. As everyone who has run a marathon knows, it’s a really special experience and I was so excited to take on the challenge of sharing that experience with others.

But now that I’ve finished my first 42.2, it will be a little hard for me to do that.

So… I am getting some help!

This year I will be featuring two runners who have joined the University of Calgary Marathon Training Program as they train for their first marathon. They will each be writing a monthly guest blog so that we can all follow along on their journey.

I am looking forward to taking the spotlight off of myself and shining it on two new amazing runners and soon-to-be-bloggers!

So who are we going to be hearing from this season?

I am thrilled to introduce to you…

Rachel Crooks


And Kaitlyn Fulton


Stay tuned for an introduction blog on Rachel I will be posting tomorrow (Friday, April 15)! Then, you’ll get to read Rachel’s first post on Saturday, April 16, with her other post’s coming out on the second Saturday of every month.

Kaitlyn’s intro post will be coming to you during the last week of April, with her first post coming out on Saturday, April 30, and her follow-up post’s coming out on the last Saturday of every month until the race.

This season – in addition to posts from our guest bloggers – you can expect to see:

  • Alumni profiles
  • Gear reviews
  • “Best of” Calgary running lists
  • Race highlights
  • And updates on my running journey