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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

1/2 marathon  1:43:09--Illinois Marathon, April 2013

10K: 46:50--Safe Kids Run in Crystal Lake Park, April 2010

5K: 22:07--Jingle Bell Run, December 2009

Short-Term Running Goals:

Do another marathon AFTER GOOD TRAINING


1/2 marathon in 1:41 or under


Break Burt's 5K PR by 1 second


10K in 46:00 or under


Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep encouraging my family in their development of a healthy lifestyle


God willing, I will run until the end.


I run with God. I use my running time to contemplate, to pray and to listen for His call. I'm married to a non-runner, but a supportive one, and we have four children.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 99.65
Ignition Lifetime Miles: 38.25
Pink Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 147.30
Saucony Everun Lifetime Miles: 334.65
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 184.45
Everun Lifetime Miles: 357.15
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Light Blue Saucony Miles: 4.50Red Saucony Miles: 14.00
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A dreary day outside, but a day off school's a day off school :)

Did Jillian first, then ran.

Light Blue Saucony Miles: 4.50
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I had a smaller window for running than usual, but after I was done I realized it wasn't as small as I had originally thought :)

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Easy miles.  My schedule has been messed up this week, and the colder weather is making me a little crabby.  The word on the street is that we are supposed to get 4-8 inches from Thursday into Friday.  I'm crossing my fingers that it doesn't happen.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

6 easy. It was dreary and windy, but almost 40 today.

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We got 2 inches of snow last night, but it essentially melted before I got out for my run.  Sweet.  I think we might get an inch tomorrow, but hopefully it'll be gone just as soon.  It was warmish (low 30s) with light wind.  

I came home and since my family wasn't back yet, I did Jillian.  But I confess, I skipped the 3 cardio parts on level 2.  I figured that I got enough cardio with the run.

Red Saucony Miles: 7.00
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We went on a spur-of-the-moment mini-vacay in smelly Decatur.  We were hoping to hook up with a friend of mine who just had a baby but didn't want to go all the way to her house in Springfield if we couldn't meet up, which is why we chose Decatur.  We didn't end up hooking up with her, but that's okay.  Soon enough I'll get my hands on her baby :)

So we just hung out as a family and went swimming in the hotel pool.  It was pretty fun.  Right before dinner I went down to run on the hotel treadmill while the kids and Chuck rested.  I planned on 9 but really wanted to quit from mile 2 onward.  It was really hot in the exercise room.   I wish I had brought stuff to run outside because it wasn't too bad out, but I didn't plan real well.

Once I got to 5.5 I thought about quitting because that would have brought my miles to 30 for this week.  But instead I kept going because I knew I could do better.  I threw in the towel after an episode of Sex and the City ended, which I do not generally watch, but it was the only thing I could find.  When I was coming back up to our room I met my boys half way.  They were coming down to look for me since they were hungry, so it was perfect timing.

Red Saucony Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Light Blue Saucony Miles: 4.50Red Saucony Miles: 14.00
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