So you want to travel for a year? 23 things to do pre-takeoff!

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!”-Dr.Seuss This is enough to make me want to jet set around the world! But before you take this big leap here is a to-do list that will help set you up for a fantastic year ahead. 3 months out ✓ Budgeting/saving money…the earlier the better! ✓ Itinerary…we decided to wing it. If this is not your cup of tea, consider an around the world ticket. ✓ Visit the doctor…be up to date on ALL appointments just in case you need to call…

Chicago USA – The Marathon

Kelsey and I really started getting into running half marathons right after we got married and have run 8 to date. Our friend from college Joel had trained and ran the Chicago Full Marathon last year. He told us how amazing the run was and that if we were ever thinking of doing a full, we had to do it in Chicago. We knew Chicago was a popular race and that you had to enter a lottery to even get in. So 10 months ago, figuring we’d let fate decide, we put our names down and pre-registered. A few months…