Running Through My Mind: Weekly Editor’s Column


Happy Thursday, Chicago Athlete readers!

For those of you who do not know me, I am the new Editor in Chief of Chicago Athlete (check out my introductory editor’s note). After nearly two weeks in the position, I recognize the endurance industry is not a dull one! I have already learned so much about racing, and I’m sure I’ve barely scraped the surface. So I figure, what better way to learn about a topic than to write about it?

At my college newspaper, I did some column writing, and realized that I love sharing my opinion with the world; while some writers are afraid of backlash and readers disagreeing with them, I love hearing others viewpoints, and think that’s what makes people so uniquely interesting. As a result, I have decided to start my own weekly column at CA.

“Running Through My Mind” will serve as an outlet for me to share my thoughts on particular happenings within the endurance world; I love talking to people, so whether I have a strong opinion on something, or I simply want to review a recent race, I just want to tell you what’s on my mind!

I hope that by conveying my perspectives, you will see me as more than just an editor – I want to engage with you, even in disagreement, and my ultimate goal is that this will make me more approachable. I am very open-minded, and genuinely care about what you have to say, as I hope you are willing to hear me out as well. I mean, friends don’t always agree, right? So let’s be friends.

Look for “Running Through My Mind” every Thursday at, and call, email or tweet me with your thoughts. Or, even better, send me something you think I should write about!

Wondering what’s running through my mind right now? I am just really hoping it doesn’t rain for the Soldier Field 10-Mile this Saturday … there’s nothing worse than wet socks.

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Holly's running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run several shorter distance races and two half marathons. Her goal for 2017 is to try a triathlon, and eventually do the Chicago Marathon. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism. Working at Chicago Athlete, Holly has been able to explore photography a lot more, which is one of her main hobbies. She enjoys taking photos at endurance races, and is also passionate about nature photography and portraiture.