The Road to Chicago Series

After a very scenic 18 miles on Saturday, yet another new mileage milestone has been hit.

Y’all, I ran 44 miles this week 🏃🏻‍♀️

44-freaking miles!!

True to form, I finished that long run, walked back to my car, and the tears came. Happy tears. Amazed tears. Proud tears.

I have come SO F’ING FAR from that post-heart attack hospital bed. I have pushed my body further than ever before this week and it has POWERED THROUGH💪🏻

I (thankfully) no longer worry it’ll let me down the way it did all those years ago, yet still when I accomplish a big training milestone I am amazed at what it has done for me.

I don’t have to do this. I get to do this❤️

That is something I do not take for granted because I remember all too well how quickly it got taken from me. So if the tears come, I welcome them (at the end of a run at least; no mid-run boo hoos) because they are a sign that I am truly living in that moment.

Yes, that 18-miler was hard, mile 14 in particular for some reason, but I did it.

I pushed through. And why is that?

Because I CAN.


Channing Muller is an award winning marketing & public relations consultant and the principal of DCM Communications, based out of Chicago. She works with event professionals and business owners to grow and scale their businesses with refined marketing strategies developed through one-on-one and group consulting, customized marketing programs and public relations. She has been named a "25 Young Event Pro to Watch" by Special Events magazine and "40 Under 40" by Connect Meetings. Channing is an avid runner, lover of Labrador Retrievers, good food, delicious drinks, and an advocate for the American Heart Association.

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