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Finally some Spring Weather!
Monday, May 23, 2016      12 comments

Well really, almost Summer weather! It is in the mid-80's today. Yesterday I went for a 3 mile run. I was able to sneak it in before a neighbor's birthday party. The previous Saturday it was cold, chilly and rainy and I did a 5 mile run on the t... Read more
Monday Again!
Monday, May 09, 2016      9 comments

Well, the weekend flew by once again! Friday afternoon after work, John and I did some weeding in the yard. Then the neighbors invited us over for drinks. It was such a beautiful evening and we hung out on their patio visiting. Saturday mor... Read more
The Weekend - Thinking about Running!
Monday, May 02, 2016      9 comments

So, one week post half marathon. I did go for a 3.4 mile Pub Run with the running store on Monday evening. On Thursday, I went to my HIIT class and had a great workout. I have been trying to do military push-ups daily - my best was 22. But other... Read more
Women's Half Marathon!
Monday, April 25, 2016      20 comments

So, yesterday at 7am was the inaugural Naperville Women's Half Marathon! I was meeting my training group at the park where we meet on Saturday's for our training runs - it was very close to the race start. We were meeting at 6:15 and I decided t... Read more
Am I ready?
Friday, April 22, 2016      10 comments

Well, here it is Friday afternoon and the Women's Only Half Marathon is at 7 AM on Sunday - less than 48 hours from now. I sure hope I am! The weather will be warmer than I'm used to running in and warmer than we've trained in - about 60 at race... Read more
Half Marathon Countdown!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      11 comments

Well, if you read my last blog, you know I did an 8 mile run with a preview of the half marathon course. I had planned to do another 8 mile run on Saturday morning with a different view of the course. Well - change of plans! My quads were not fe... Read more
Training Run - Half Marathon Preview
Friday, April 15, 2016      10 comments

So yesterday I met 3 of the women from my pace group and we ran part of half marathon route. We ran about 7.75 miles of the route. Of course, unlike race day, there was traffic, so we ended up doing a lot of running on sidewalks, stopping for tr... Read more
12 Miles Done!
Saturday, April 09, 2016      15 comments

So, last Saturday was supposed to be my 10 mile run. We were on vacation in Newport Beach, CA and I had every intention of doing 10, sort of. I got a bit of a late start and I set up a time to meet John and Katy for breakfast and only had time f... Read more
Fitbit Blaze
Friday, April 08, 2016      10 comments

So, I've had the Fitbit Blaze for about a month now and I thought I would give me quick review on it. So far, I have had the Fitbit Flex, the Fitbit HR and now the Blaze. My hubby surprised me with it for my birthday and his rationale was that I... Read more
Back from Vacation!
Monday, April 04, 2016      13 comments

As usual the time flew by! The Saturday before vacation, we hosted John's family for Easter. We had an Easter Egg hunt for the little kids and then a great dinner. Lots of fun and the clean up was not too bad. John stayed home on Easter Sunday t... Read more
The Weekend Flew by!
Monday, March 21, 2016      10 comments

So, knowing our weekend plans, John and I went grocery shopping on Friday night and I ended up doing some house cleaning too. Saturday morning I went for my 9 mile group run at 7am and John got up and prepped the roast for Sunday. The 9 mile run... Read more
Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Thursday, March 17, 2016      12 comments

Well this week has been better for working out. I did get out on Monday for a run. I ran up to vote and ran home on Tuesday - 3 miles. Then we went over to my parents to celebrate my Mom's 83rd birthday. We had to stop by John's parents to fix a... Read more
St. Paddy's Day 5k
Monday, March 14, 2016      7 comments

Well, I did not do great on my weekly training. I did manage to get a 3 mile run on Monday, but that was about it. Friday evening, my hubby and I took 2 of our great-nieces to downtown Naperville to pick up race packets for the St. Paddy's Day 5... Read more
Half Marathon Training Officially Begins!
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      14 comments

This past Saturday was the first official training run for the women's half marathon. It only runs for 8 weeks, so we really needed to have a base established which we did. But it was fun to see all the women out there together, and such a great... Read more
Happy Leap Day!
Monday, February 29, 2016      12 comments

Wow, here it is the end of February. This past weekend sure gave us a hint of Spring. Friday evening is a night where my hubby and I usually stay home and watch TV, but this past Friday we met my friends from the gym for bowling and pizza. We c... Read more

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