Coldest Half Marathon Ever!!
So my half marathon was this past Saturday and I really can't even begin to describe how miserable the conditions were!!! I knew the risk of training for a half during the Chicago winter...but it was still brutal!
30 degrees, misty / snow... Read more
This is going to be short, but I'm trying my best to keep up with the 5% challenge and make my firecrackers proud :)
Work is so overwhelmingly busy, it's hard to keep up this week. Because of this, I haven't been eating enough during the d... Read more
March has arrived faster than expected! I rang in the start of the month with a weekend in Seattle and my bday! Now that I'm back in Chicago, I'm hunkering down at work for the impending blizzard...
Anyways, I'm ready to start focusing on... Read more
Winter 5% Challenge
A little behind - but better late than never :)
1. My plan of attack: exercise program will remain the same - running 4x per week, working out with my trainer 1x per week and 1 additional day of strength training. I'll be stepping up the w... Read more
Chicago Marathon - I'm a finisher!!!
I did it!! What an amazing experience, I can't even begin to put it down in words. The whole week seems like a blur and it all went by so fast. Sunday we were up at 4:30am getting ready for the big day. The weather was amazing (COLD!!), but ... Read more
Well, it's finally here! After 4 long months of training, the marathon is 6 days away. It has been quite the adventure but I'm really looking forward to being done :)
I laughed when a former Chicago marathoner told me that I would have f... Read more
I can't believe this weekend is Labor Day weekend already. Summer has been so busy, but mainly due to marathon training. I happy to report that all is well on the training front and I'm counting down the final 6 weeks before the big day.
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Wow, okay so I've been completely MIA from Spark People all summer. Yikes! Life gets in the way...
So, I must say I haven't really kept up with losing any weight because I've been marathon training! So, I'm okay with that for now :)
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Feb 1 - It's getting really real...
It's official...I'm registered for the Chicago Marathon! I'm so excited yet sooooo scared at the same time. It's not just a pipe dream anymore - it's really real!
So, it's my plan and hope to officially drop these last 10ish pounds before... Read more
Getting out of the funk
So I'm not 100% sure what it is, but I've been in a funk the last few days. I guess it's just a combination of a lot of things - work stress, friend stress. I let myself mope around yesterday, ate crappy and didn't work out...which is a funny ... Read more
Bring on the new year!
2011 was a good year and I really feel like it FLEW by! I'm proud of all the great things that happened and that I accomplished...so I figured I'd better write it down so I don't forget.
~ celebrated my 1 year anniversary with the hubs ... Read more
The final month!
Wow, talk about a fast year. I know we say it every year, but 2011 flew by! Overall, this year was good health and fitness wise. I lost about 12 pounds (all in the first 3 months of the year), but have really accomplished a lot on the fitness... Read more
Winter 5% Challenge
I figured I'd put all my assignments down in one.
Challenge 1: 5% Winter Challenge Commitment
-I commit to working out 6 days per week: running 3 times per week, strength training 2 times per week and group classes 1-2 times per week. ... Read more
And so begins a new month
I don't want to revisit October goals because I'm feeling pretty down on myself right now. I started out really good, but am not happy with how the month ended (with vacation and TOM). So...let's move on shall we?
November - I'm really ho... Read more
Ready or not, here comes October...
September was pretty much a stale mate for me, but I'm feeling great at the end and looking forward to October! May as well lay out my goals now.
~ Lose 5 lbs
~ Workout 26 out of 31 days (very ambitious!!)
~ Now that the half marathon ... Read more