Getting with the program…

I’ll have to admit, this week so far has been a struggle to get motivated. After Monday and Tuesday were over 90 degrees, it became evident that my training runs need to happen in the morning. So, last night I laid out my workout clothes and set my alarm for 6:00am. I laid there and […]

{Continue reading…}

VW Credit Run for a Reason 10K

On Saturday I ran a 10K through VW Credit called Run for a Reason. It was a 5K walk and 10K run at Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL. It was a great run and nice to run with my training partner, Denise! The race itself was alright. It was 90 degrees and sunny so our […]

{Continue reading…}

Tuesday Motivation

  “There will never be a day when we won’t need dedication, discipline, energy, and the feeling that we can change things for the better.” –George Sheehan

{Continue reading…}

LiveHalfFull Running Song of the Moment

{Continue reading…}

Week Two Wrap-Up

Monday- 4 mile run Tuesday- OFF Wednesday- 2 mile run Thursday- OFF Friday- OFF Saturday-10K run Sunday-45 minutes elliptical, 2 mile walk outside After a succesful week two, I am looking forward to not traveling this week so I can really focus on my training schedule. My main focus this week is going to be following my plans exactly-one day of strength training, at […]

{Continue reading…}

Friday Motivation

To sum up this week: it felt hectic. It was a short week, which threw me off and coming back from travelling is always hard. I am looking forward to a little more “routine” next week. This will be my motto!

{Continue reading…}

Day Eleven

Yesterday evening I had dinner with two girlfriends from college who came in to the city to see me. It was a good time and well worth taking a night off! However, this week has been sporatic and I am looking forward to things settling down next week.

{Continue reading…}

Sticking to the Plan

When training for a race, I’ve been told over and over that its important to stick to a plan. However, many experienced runners say as long as you do all your long runs you will be ok. My Dad? When I asked him for advice on training for a marathon he said, “I just ran. […]

{Continue reading…}

Day Ten

Time of day: 6:30PM Went with: Myself Location: Chicago Lakefront Path/Lincoln Park Weather: 75 degrees and humid Felt: A little tired Distance: 2.0 miles Time: 23:34 Pace: 11:28/mile Felt: Tired, but easy to run   p.s. today was my first day trying out my Garmin! Review to follow.

{Continue reading…}

Day Nine

Today I fully utilized my rest day. I ordered sushi. Rented “The Dilemma” (scenes were filmed outside my old apartment!) And picked up a few magazines to enjoy in a bubble bath. How could I forget this little gem? I am a sucker for advertising and the ads make this look so good! (As you […]

{Continue reading…}