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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      7 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
-Old-Marathon-Runner.html "Running keeps me alive, It is like asking, 'Why not stop breathi... Read more

Race Report: Spring Fling Ramp Run 5K

Monday, April 21, 2014      18 comments

Wow did this race sneak up on me. I was not even thinking about the race until sparkers started posting supportive comments on my page! This was my third race of the... Read more

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