XENA1956   65,883
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
XENA1956's Recent Blog Entries

First 5K photos/time 34.30.2

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hannah, me and Debbie b/4 race. We had light rain again in the early morning and was misty most of the race, very cool tto.
Start of race, I am nearer the back. There was suppositly over 1000+ racers.

Me in black #601

Rear view at the beginning.

Trying to get around slower racers and walkers

Signs that Debbie's daughters made to encourage us. They didn't know there was another way to spell Teri. It's the thought that counts.

Almost at the end.

Maybe 50 - 75 yards to go.

After the race was over.

My time on paper. First time is "Gun line time" and the second time is "Race finish time".
Since I was just hoping to be under 50 min. I am very excited about this time. I look forward to doing some more 5K's and doing a bit better. At 11.8 per mile, I think I did very well. Thanks for all the encouragement from my Sparks friends!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FIRERY1 7/9/2011 5:57PM

    Sis, you are awesome! I knew you would have a good time, and good timing! Way to go, Girl!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FIRERY1 7/9/2011 5:55PM

    Sis, you are awesome! I knew you would have a good time, and good timing! Way to go, Girl!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BKWERM 6/20/2011 3:20PM

    Sorry for the late comment but Congratulations, Teri; you did Awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRLINMOTION 6/13/2011 10:43PM

    emoticon Way to go!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DDOORN 6/13/2011 12:35PM

    Woo hoo to your 5K!

Just did my first official 5K last month...35 mins. Not bad for someone who doesn't consider himself a runner...lol! Give me two wheels any day! But it was nice to join with other members of SparkPeople in our local 5K!


Report Inappropriate Comment
LAURAAT 6/13/2011 12:06PM

    Awesome! Great job!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HIKINGSD 6/12/2011 11:59PM

    WOW!!! You kicked butt! Good work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LESSOFMOORE 6/12/2011 8:07PM

    Teri, I am so impressed! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TERRYT55 6/12/2011 2:16PM

    SO cool.......you are FAST! My first 5K was 42 minutes and I haven't gotten any faster. You rock, Teri!

Great pictures, too.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SOFEDUPP 6/12/2011 12:50PM

    That is awesome!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHERREMAC 6/12/2011 6:58AM

    Way to go!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEEJAY49 6/12/2011 4:48AM

    You did great! Congratulations! :) Thank you for sharing the pictures! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
_LINDA 6/12/2011 1:45AM

    Well done Teri!! Love the photos!! 11 minutes a mile is a fabulous time!!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARANN56 6/11/2011 11:40PM

    Congratulations on a great 5K.


Report Inappropriate Comment
TXGRANDMA 6/11/2011 11:25PM

    emoticonI am so proud of you! Fantastic job!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEYLOSE 6/11/2011 11:23PM

    well done and ty for sharing the photos

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Love the pictures! Congratulations on running the 5K. You're doing GREAT! Love, Dawn emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Night b/4 first 5K

Friday, June 10, 2011

I have to admit I am a bit nervous. I just want to finish in under 50 min. I don't run, but I can jog a study 4.5 - 4.7 mph on the treadmill at the gym. I have also been practicing running outdoors on the street and sidewalks in the neighborhood. My sister said I should do it in under 20 min., but that sounded way too fast for a 5K the first time out. I think she is nuts, because she said she did her first one in 33 min., well la de la for her. She was also about 8 yrs. younger than I am now. So at 55 I will be happy to finish in a decent time. I just hope for a good nights sleep, not to sleep through the alarm and can keep up with my friend Debbie's, 12 yr. old daughter Hannah. Debbie will have my camera to take photos for me. She will hang on to my stuff too. Jeff will drop me off, but won't hang around. My son Frank may come down around 10am for the Flag Day festivities because you get free cake and ice cream. Being a runner I get a free pancake breakfast afterwards, it is $5 for those not running. I will pay for Franks pancakes and he can give me a ride home. I can walk home if not. It is maybe 1 1/2 miles to get home but if I am all sweaty it would be nice to have a ride. LOL. Let you all know the results tomorrow.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JOOPRINCESS 6/12/2011 10:21PM

    YOU CAN DO THIS! Don't you worry either, it's not a competition against your sister. You do you. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TERRYT55 6/12/2011 2:21PM

    I just read about your run..........you did such a great job. I can't even imagine doing a 5K in under 20 minutes even if I was an experienced runner. 34.30 is an amazing time.

Did you get a ride home? How was the pancake breakfast? When is your next run?

Report Inappropriate Comment

    I hope that you're doing well & that the 5K went well for you. Love, Dawn emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
_LINDA 6/11/2011 2:06AM

    Good luck!! All the best! You will get a time you will be happy with for your first time out! Enjoy the festivities afterwards. Cake sounds good as does pancakes :))

Report Inappropriate Comment

#7 Chicago daylight pictures from the 38th floor

Friday, June 10, 2011

Not sure what the exact name is, some call it the "Bean".

This is where they have outdoor concerts, mostly free. Also a different view of that strange foot bridge from #6 blog

Michigan Ave. looking south.

View of the planitarium.

These are water fountains when they are turned on. Water will shoot out from where the mouth is. Kids play area

This building was across the street from the living room window. On nice days the residents come out and sun themselves on the roof. I love the artwork!

We were not sure what building this is. It is almost where the "Hard Rock Hotel" is located. Too bad from the street no one can see its beauty.

Ok, in the words of Porky Pig "Thats all folks"! I hope all my friends enjoyed seeing Chicago. This was my first trip and I went a little overboard with pictures. I was very excited to share these with everyone!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_LINDA 6/11/2011 12:33PM

    These are awesome!! I can't imagine hanging ten that high and doing artwork like that!! that is really amazing!! Its always so wonderful to see where my friends have traveled and what they enjoyed seeing!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to share them all!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HIKINGSD 6/10/2011 7:33PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
DDOORN 6/10/2011 9:37AM

    Very nice!


Report Inappropriate Comment
JANTWO 6/10/2011 12:41AM

    Awesome pictures!!!! Thank you for sharing them!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MCMARTI26 6/10/2011 12:35AM

    Loved the pictures!!! It makes you want to visit soon.

Thanks for sharing,

Carolina M.

Report Inappropriate Comment

#6 Chicago Millennium Park last day

Friday, June 10, 2011

This is at the opposite end of Millennium Park about 1 1/2 miles from where we stayed after we walked to breakfast and are returning to the condo.

Metra train going through the park.

One of many beautiful walking paths.

Naked Indian stature.

Walking over to the fountain used in the opening of tv show "Married with Children" which was one of our favs.

My husband kept calling me "Peg" and I was calling him "Al". People were laughing at us cause I was walking like "Peg" did on the show.

One of the Segway tours they do of the park or you can rent a bike. I would chose the bike, hubby says Segways. lol

The park has beautiful hidden gems everywhere.

This is a foot bridge over the street. When the sun is really out, you can't get a good picture because of the glare.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HIKINGSD 6/10/2011 7:37PM

    So many parts of Chicago I have not seen. Thank you for showing me that! Love the Peg and Al story :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOOPRINCESS 6/10/2011 1:02PM

    What a fantastic blog! Our daughter is going with her grandmother to visit family in Chicago this Saturday for a week. I've shared the pictures with her (she's 9) and got her excited all over again for her trip. Now I don't feel so bad not being able to go with her. Enjoy your time, PEG!

Report Inappropriate Comment
_LINDA 6/10/2011 12:18PM

    Wow! Great photos! I used to watch that show Married With Children, not sure why, but I liked it lol. How neat it is to see that fountain! The Indian statue is the best, lots of power in it, really well made to show beauty and strength in the human and horse bodies.. Most of the time with modern art sculpture, I don't get the purpose, a bunch of walking legs? Hmmm.
Thanks very much enjoyed!!
Have a Fantastic Friday and fabulous weekend!

Report Inappropriate Comment

#5 Chicago night shots

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TEDDYBEAR662 6/9/2011 9:28AM

    Very nice...
Thanks for sharing! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHERREMAC 6/9/2011 6:19AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
TXGRANDMA 6/9/2011 1:12AM

    Just beautiful lights! Thanks so much for sharing with us! You might know that I forgot my camera on this last trip to Seattle! Chris
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
_LINDA 6/9/2011 12:44AM

    Awesome!! I happen to have a 3000 piece puzzle I did of Chicago at night on my wall, love it! I really like flying into a city at night to get a great view of all the lights!
Thanks for bringing us a little bit of your trip to share and enjoy!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOWLERMOM 6/9/2011 12:00AM

    Gotta love this city at night!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HIKINGSD 6/8/2011 11:55PM

    Love them!

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 Last Page