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HM Race Report: Biggest Loser Run/Walk Series Crown Point

Tuesday, May 12, 2015      15 comments

First, the FIRSTS! This is my first HM for the season, my first nationally sponsored event, my first Biggest Loser Event! I finally have the c... Read more

Airing my dirty Laundry

Saturday, April 25, 2015      4 comments

I am 10 lbs over my goal weight, which I have ignored until now. I was so worried about the holidays this year, that I "turned off" the holiday celebrating, went on vacation and only gained 1 lbs. What a success, so I thought. So since the en... Read more

My ChiRunning Journey (for all those interested in ChiRunning)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      8 comments

When I started running three years ago, I was very interested in mechanics. How can I run more efficiently? This was a question I asked myself before I realized efficiency is an important part of the sport. I was a former athlete, so expendin... Read more

The dog ate my medal! Really!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      11 comments

Could Daisy really do what I think she did? My DH found a mess on the floor and asked me what happened, then realized it was my first HM medal that I earned nearly a year ... Read more

Rookie Mistake: The S in LSR means just that

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      12 comments

Yesterday I was dragging my feet all day, then it hit me why- my 8 mile run the day before went great, but my body was demanding to recover. Always listen to what your body is telling you. Yesterday I professed this my year to work on spee... Read more

Race Picks and Goals for 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      9 comments

This is my third season of running races. Last year I ran 4 HMs, and 14 races total, mostly 5 and 10Ks. This year, I am going to do my first 10 Miler (hard to find in this area), 5 HMs, 5 10Ks. I am excited about 10M! I could not find an ade... Read more

Running from Dementia (article)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      9 comments

Alzheimer's runs in my family. I care for my mother, in her 5th year after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. My aunt and my great grandmother too. I am running from dementia. It has been studied that vigorous exercise can reduce ... Read more

Pumpkin Plod and Turkey day success

Friday, November 28, 2014      4 comments

It was a beautiful, relaxing, hectic, fun day. I started out running the Pumpkin Plod 10K, in its 39th year, with my DIL! We both did incredibly well. She ran it in 49:48 and only had to wait 20 minutes for me to finish! Read more

Hero HM Oct 19

Friday, October 31, 2014      5 comments

No cape or super heroes for me, although there were many runners adding to the fun. My heroes are the ones who serve our country. I was dressed in fatigues! Thank you, A... Read more

Chicago HM Race Report

Monday, September 08, 2014      12 comments

The Chicago HM did not disappoint in any way. It was a fabulous race for me, since it is my largest one yet. I ran the 26.2 Challenge when I entered two of the three rac... Read more

Rave Run at Sabino Canyon

Monday, August 25, 2014      5 comments

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Best Turkey Burgers EVER (recipe)

Saturday, June 14, 2014      3 comments

I do not make elaborate meals anymore. I used to love to entertain, and when I did I choice healthy fare. This is a tried and true recipe that is in high demand whenever I do entertain. I am making them for the first time this season for Fath... Read more

Rotary Rad Run Race Report (and Family Fun) 5K and 10K

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      10 comments

I love the small and personal races since I come away with the feeling of accomplishment as well as memories of the moment shared with those I love. My DH is a Rotarian, and this race is a big fundraiser for their causes. Last year, this... Read more

Chicago Spring Half Marathon 'beautiful day' Race Report

Saturday, May 24, 2014      20 comments

I love pictures to tell the story. Feel free to view the pics and skip the long blog. I had an easy time getting to East Lakeshore Park, which is a new lifestyle center close to the Yacht Club and Navy Pier by Lake Michigan. When you are... Read more

Inspiring story of a 101 YO man who will run his last marathon

Saturday, May 03, 2014      7 comments

www.outsideonline.com/fi
tness/running/The-101-Year
-Old-Marathon-Runner.html "Running keeps me alive, It is like asking, 'Why not stop breathi... Read more


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