Nature Trail Runners

A running club with weekly Group Runs in Aurora, IL., Montgomery, IL. and Oswego, IL.

The Forever First Date by Harish Pai

An innocuous little booklet was delivered in the mail this week. The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant guide. And along with it, was my bib# and packet pickup … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Chicago Marathon – 1 magnificent thrill! -by Harish Pai

  The collective roar of the million and a half lined up on the streets for hours on end; the pounding footsteps of 45000 fellow runners gutting it through 26.2 … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Zero to 26.2 in 18 Months -by Harish Pai

“Mile 26” the big blue sign said. “Those damn British” I muttered to myself. “They just HAD to go by the book and make the modern day marathon the EXACT … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Just Keep Doing Things -by Caroline Tonozzi

“But I don’t want to go!” The Illinois marathon is in 5 weeks. As part of my training, I’m running what seems like all of the time. Running doesn’t always … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Went Streaking -by Caroline Tonozzi

(No Caroline isn’t in this pic, at least as far as I know, it just goes with the title! -Ellen) After your laughter dies down, let me explain. I am … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 8 Comments

So I Signed Up For A Spring Marathon -by Harish Pai

So I signed up for a Spring marathon. It will be my first shot at 26.2. What was I thinking?? Oh! what was I thinking? Training started….the week of Christmas. … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

All You Need Is Love -by Caroline Tonozzi

In the spirit of ol’ St. Valentine’s Day, I’m here to talk about love. Not a kissy-kissy kind of love. This is about a love for those in my inner … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment