Day Nine Motivation

“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.”-John Bingham, “Tools and Rules,” Runner’s World  

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Day Eight

This morning I ran 4 miles around Lake Somerset in Michigan with my friends’ uncle. He is an experienced marathoner and runs about 5-6 miles, 5 days a week. It was great to run with someone who was knowledgeable. I asked questions about training the entire time and he gave me lots of good pointers. […]

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Michigan Memorial Weekend

This weekend was spent… Breaking laws… Attempting  to go to the Tiger’s Game and getting rained out… which turned into  heading to the Motor City Brewing Works for a beer… spending time on the lake with old friends…  and enjoying Michigan!

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Ga Ga for Garmin!!!!!

For about a year I have wanted a Garmin Forerunner. I have a Nike + that I use right now to track my distance and pace, but I know that the + isn’t 100% accurate because I have used it in races in the past and it has always been a little short. But, I […]

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I scream, you scream!

Today at Whole Foods I stumbled upon Nicecream small batch handcrafted ice cream. Having studied Advertising in college, I am sucker for marketing. You market it right, and I will most likely buy. Nicecream’s packaging is cute, the flavors are unique, indgredients are all natural and local. I love supporting local business and Nicecream is […]

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Day Four

Today it was cold, rainy and windy! It was one of those days Chicago lived up to its name. I was feeling a bit sore from spin class last night, so I decided to use one of my “rest” days today. I used my evening to go to Whole Foods and stock up for next […]

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Runner’s World Training Calculator

One thing that keeps me motivated is tracking my runs and progress. I am obsessive about pace and improving on my previous runs. One tool I found that motivates me is the Runner’s World Training Calculator. I love seeing what my predicted time would be, seeing if I would PR on a half marathon and […]

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Day Three

Today it was pouring when I left for work, so I packed my workout clothes and headed straight to the gym for spin after work. Three days of workouts in a row!

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Day Two

Tonight I have plans for dinner and the movie Bridesmaids with my coworkers, so my evening is full. So, this morning I woke up at 5:30am for a 6:00am BodyPump class! I can’t remember the last time I got to the gym before work (maybe last fall?) and even the last BodyPump class that I’ve […]

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Day One

Time of day: 6:45PM Went with: Myself Location: Chicago Lakefront Path Weather: 75 degrees and humid Felt: Normal it felt ok Distance: 3.2 miles Time: 34:34 Pace: 10:47/mile Felt: Tired, sluggish. It’s a Monday and it was a challenge but I remembered the reason why I am doing this and got outside and got it done!

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