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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: 0.00
Iso Lifetime Miles: 133.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Virrata Miles: 14.00Kinvara Miles: 8.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Ahhhhhhh. Finally a run outside. I checked my garmin. It has been a full month since I last used it.

My entire run felt pretty good. It was a little icy in spots, but not enough to slow me down. Pace was under 8:30 average (last mile 7:45) and all felt easy. Why doesn't that pace feel easy on the treadmill?

Then I got ready for a shower. Sometimes to save time I get Charlotte in the shower with me, and while I was getting ready to get in the shower, she pooped in the shower. Awesome.

Virrata Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

The first 3 miles felt great.  Then for some reason, the last 2 miles felt like work, even though I was "cooling down" from 8:30 pace. 

Lately my calves have been cramping at night.  Like serious charley horse with that crazy residual pain.  I assume it is related to my shoes, but I'm hoping this is not a signal that I need new ones.  I've only put a couple hundred miles on them. 

Virrata Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

I switched to the Kinvaras today just to see if that alleviates the nighttime charley horses.

Kinvara Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

I'm just glad I posted something for the day. This was all I had time for in the a.m. because I woke up late. Lots of nighttime activities this week. Girls play for state title Saturday.

Virrata Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

I am having trouble coming by miles lately. I think it's treadmill malaise. I was all set to be able to run outside in the overcast but not frigid day, and then my plans got derailed because Chuck had to do something for work. If I didn't have this ball game tonight, I would just have waited, but I had to use the window available. I got to 4.25, and now I just feel like being done. Hopefully tomorrow will be an outside day, depending on how much snow we get. Forecast is saying 4-8 inches starting tonight. I'm praying we don't get that.

Girls play for state title tonight. Last year they ended up losing the state title in the worst game they've ever played, so I'm praying that tonight they play like they know how.

Kinvara Miles: 4.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Virrata Miles: 14.00Kinvara Miles: 8.25
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