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Busy Weekend - Reflection

Monday, February 01, 2016      10 comments

This weekend we had a break from the winter weather. I went for a solo run on Saturday afternoon. My group went in the morning, but the time did not work for me. The weather was in the mid 40's and there was a little sun. This was my first outsi... Read more

Spring Half Marathon!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016      9 comments

Well, registration was yesterday and I signed up! April 24, 2016 is the day and I was able to get registration for less than half the price! As of last evening, 1550 women from 22 states had signed up! It should be a great event and 4 women that... Read more

Spring Half Marathon?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016      8 comments

I was contemplating a Spring Half Marathon out in the further south suburbs in early May - but not very seriously. Well, yesterday evening on Facebook I saw a post that there will be a women's Spring Half Marathon in Naperville in April. OK, I t... Read more

It's Cold!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016      11 comments

Yes, it's winter in Chicago which means it's cold. Really cold. The below zero with the wind chill. Now I know it has been a really mild winter and we have not had many of these days and it is colder in other parts of the country. But when it ge... Read more

2015 Flew by!

Thursday, December 31, 2015      10 comments

Hard to believe another year is over and we are on to 2016! Looking forward to making it a year where I meet my goals! I've really been maintaining for a while now. I yo-yo back and forth with a few lbs. And while it's great to know that I can m... Read more

The Holidays!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015      9 comments

Well, I didn't realize it has been almost a month since I last blogged! Work was so busy with end of the year travel. Life was busy with getting ready for the holidays, and family activities - my hubby graduated on December 11th with his Masters... Read more

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-up

Monday, November 30, 2015      8 comments

On Wednesday evening, I went to my HIIT class at the gym and had a great workout. They change the workout every 3 weeks, so it keeps it interesting. This means they change the body weight exercises that we do off the rower. So we row for 250 met... Read more

Short Work Week!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      10 comments

Here it is Tuesday and one more work day to go! We had our first snow over the weekend and it is starting to melt, it will be in the high 40's tomorrow and mid-50's on Thanksgiving so I think the snow will be pretty much gone. I did get a 3... Read more

Finally Feeling Better!

Monday, November 16, 2015      10 comments

Well last week I was out of town Tuesday through Friday and I still felt congested and had a cough, but I was much better than before. I did get a workout in while I was gone, but I did not run. One of my running buddies was trying to get a grou... Read more

After the Half Marathon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015      11 comments

So after the half marathon, my hubby and I went to breakfast and then walked home 1.5 miles since we walked to the race. Good for working out the muscles. I raked some leaves later that day, but mostly took it easy. Monday I had the day off and ... Read more

Half Marathon Day!

Sunday, November 08, 2015      19 comments

Well, I was at the doctor on Monday since my congestion was actually worse. Bronchitis and lungs sounded pretty bad. He gave me another round of antibiotics. He didn't tell me not to run the half marathon, he smiled and said "it probably won't b... Read more

Week 17 of Training - not done...

Monday, November 02, 2015      14 comments

Oh, this has not been a good week. Last Saturday on the 8 mile run, I felt some congestion coming on. It got worse from there. I did not run at all this week, just not feeling up to it. Coughing, runny nose, sore throat. I did work out with my t... Read more

Week 16 of Training Done!

Monday, October 26, 2015      9 comments

OK, the Half Marathon is now less than 2 weeks away! Wow! This past week I did not do a ton of running and that is OK, we are tapering. On Saturday, I decided to step it up a little and I ran with a faster pace group - they run at 10:30 min/mile... Read more

Week 15 of Training done!

Saturday, October 17, 2015      12 comments

So this week I flew to San Juan, PR on Tuesday and arrived home late yesterday evening. I did get some workouts done while I was gone, but not as much running as I would have liked. When i started training for this half marathon back in July it ... Read more

Week 14 of Training in the Books!

Monday, October 12, 2015      8 comments

Well this past week was a better week for getting training done! Not as much family stuff getting in the way or allowing me to make excuses. The weather cooperated too! I'm feeling pretty good so far about this half marathon and I think it is a ... Read more


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