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One for the record books!
Thursday, January 05, 2012      11 comments

We had a record high of 57* today in the Quad Cities and what a blessing! The 14 day outlook makes me giddy! I have long runs to run, people! Life is good! ... Read more
Friday, December 23, 2011      7 comments

So yesterday I blogged about the 14-day forecast and I am so giddy after seeing today's as the trend is holding. This is absolutely unbelievable!! No wonder I have been in a much lighter mood! ... Read more
It's just like a Christmas gift!
Thursday, December 22, 2011      13 comments

This is our 14-day weather outlook and so far we have had a whopping 1-1/2" of snow this year. As a runner, I am very very giddy! The YakTrax have not been dusted off yet and that makes me happy. My next LONG long run is New Year's weekend and i... Read more
Great 4 mile run 2 weeks post Space Coast & update
Sunday, December 11, 2011      11 comments

It was two weeks ago today that Emily and I ran Space Coast HM in Cocoa, FL in the heat and humidity. Today's 4 miler was my first run since Space Coast. Since that was my final race for 2011 after running 11 HM's I am purposely detraining somew... Read more
Winter Squash 101
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      10 comments

I know this blog is so "out there" for me but I just had to share. I LOVE all kinds of squash and it is so good for you. I found this link to Women's Health on all things winter squash that describes the several varieties of the glorious gourd. ... Read more
Air Force Marathon (Half) HM #7 ~ Sept. 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      16 comments

Since my HM race reports are starting to stack up I thought I had better get this one done. It will be more of a photo blog. I knew I HAD to run Air Force since we are very proud Air Force vet parents. Next year, we will bring the Air Force Vet ... Read more
My chosen first Full marathon and makes perfect sense
Friday, September 30, 2011      45 comments

I think a revelation just came over me. Why did I start running June 2009 just out of the blue? Why did I run my first 5k August 2009 out of the blue. Why did I find an urge to gradually add miles to my runs? Why did I run my first HM? Why in th... Read more
My Revelation and seeking HONEST feedback
Monday, September 26, 2011      34 comments

I realize that I owe of my faithful Spark friends two race reports. For me to write a race report takes alot of mental fortitude because I am a Virgo (perfectionist) and if I don't get it right the first time, then I simply procrastinate. Call i... Read more
NewBo Fest HM ~ Sept. 4, 2011 (HM #6 ~ Successful long run)
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      27 comments

About a week ago I got to thinking ahead and discovered I had a 13 mile long run coming this Labor Day weekend which is also my birthday weekend. Then I discovered that there happened to be a half marathon fairly close so after thinking and pond... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon Race Report {August 20, 2011) HM #5
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      30 comments

Oh what a weekend it was and its one Jim and I will remember for a long time. My faithful chauffeur, gear handler, photographer and cheerleader husband and I made the 3-ish hour drive northeast to Madison, WI for Madison Mini Half Marathon weeke... Read more
The Proof is in The Numbers!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      22 comments

As I have mentioned before I have been working with an online fitness trainer for both nutrition and fitness. Her name is Terri West and I found her through Jackie Warner's website. I have made so many changes in my lifestyle thanks to Terri and... Read more
My HM training plan
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      16 comments

If anyone is interested in which HM training plan I am using I am linking to a Run Disney Jeff galloway plan that I have been using since HM #2 (Disney Princess HM 2010). After using Runner's World Smart Coach for my first HM, I just about burne... Read more
My RAWKin' EARLY morning 12 mile run on a workday
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      28 comments

After months without a pithy blog, I thought it was about time to fill ya’ll in on my comings and goings. I am enjoying life and taking excellent care of me both nutritionally and physically. Mid-May I signed on with an online fitness trainer th... Read more
A song you must have for your workout!
Friday, June 10, 2011      31 comments

Very rarely do I get twisted granny panties over a song but I heard one this morning that rocked my running playlist world. I plastered it on Facebook and I want to share it here, too. It has a wonderful and awesome beat! Enjoy! you... Read more
June Bug Jog 5k Race Report ~ June 4, 2011
Sunday, June 05, 2011      36 comments

Saturday evening June 4 at 7 pm, my husband and I ran our first 5k together and it was a hoot! This was the June Bug Jog 5k put on by the Rock River Striders in Hampton, IL at the Hampton Nature Center along the Mississippi River. This is part o... Read more

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