Calendar

2015

Um…. it’s been THREE years?! Well, color me embarrassed. This year isn’t about any sort of PR or goal other than finishing healthy and strong.

Running

Aramco Houston Half Marathon
Jan. 17, 2016
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Houston
Status: Training

25th Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
Feb. 14, 2016
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Austin, Texas
Status: Training

2012

This year I’m making no grand stands about the future as it relates to my health and/or injury. I will simply be careful and listen to my body. (And cross my fingers.)

Running

F^3 Half Marathon (aka F*cking Freezing Frozen Lake Half Marathon)
Jan. 28, 2012
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Chicago
Status: Finished in 2:38 (my worst 13.1 finish. Oh well!)
Note: I’m a race ambassador this year (read what that means)

Illinois Half Marathon
April 28, 2012
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Champaign, Ill.
Status: Training

Magellan Chicago Spring Half Marathon
May 12, 2012
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Chicago
Status: Training

2011

This year is the was supposed to be the Year of No Injuries. So I vow to pay attention to what my body is telling me. I will back off and rest when necessary. I will not be a slave to my training schedule (i.e., if it is painful to run, I’ll swim or bike instead). And I will incorporate more stretching and yoga in my plan.

Update: I did all of that stuff above, but dumb luck caught up with me. Read about it here.

Cycling

Bike the Drive
May 29, 2011
Distance: 37 miles
Location: Chicago
Status: Finished most (read the race report)

Tour de Farms
June 25-26, 2011
Distance: 175 miles
Location: DeKalb, Ill.
Status: Out
Note: MS charity ride

Running

F*cking Freezing Frozen Lake Half Marathon
Jan. 29, 2011
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Chicago
Status: Not bad! 2:13

Austin Half Marathon
Feb. 20, 2011
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Austin, Texas
Status: 2:20 on 2/20! (Read the race report)

Illinois Half Marathon
April 30, 2011
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Champaign, Ill.
Status: Bumped down to the 10K, due to Illness

Soldier Field 10-Mile
May 28, 2011
Distance: 10 miles
Location: Chicago
Status: 1:53, used it as a training run
Note: AHA charity run

Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
Aug. 6, 2011
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Tacoma, Wash.
Status: Out

Trick or Treat Trot
Oct. 30, 2011
Distance: 5K
Location: Chicago
Status: Ran with the family, won the costume contest!

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
Nov. 5, 2011
Distance: 5K
Location: Chicago
Status: 0:33 (Read the race report)

Triathlon

SheROX Naperville Triathlon
June 12, 2011
Distance: Sprint = .5-mile swim, 14.2-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Location: Naperville, Ill.
Status: Out

Ironman 70.3 Racine
July 17, 2011
Distance: Half Ironman (70.3) = 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Location: Racine, Wis.
Status: Out, thanks to this injury

Chicago Triathlon
Aug. 28, 2011
Distance: International (Olympic) = .93-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run
Location: Chicago
Status: 4:35, did it so as not to waste another registration fee

2010

When it became apparent early on in 2010 (after I had signed up for several runs, of course) that my injuries would keep me from running, I took up cycling and swimming. I hope to complete completed my first triathlon event in on Aug. 28 2010. It’s a mini-sprint (a .25-mile swim, 6-mile bike ride and 1.5-mile run), but we all have to start somewhere, right?

Through out this trying year, though, you dear blog readers have gotten me through. Thanks for your thoughts and encouragement. I hope to see you out there soon!

Cycling

Bike the Drive
May 30, 2010
Location: Chicago
Distance: 30 miles
Status: Rocked it!

Tour de Cure for Diabetes
June 13, 2010
Location: Wheaton, Ill.
Distance: 100K
Status: Rocked it! 4:30

Centurion Wisconsin Race
Aug. 8, 2010
Location: Madison, Wis.
Distance: 25 miles
Status: 1:31 — I placed third in my age group!!!

Running

Shamrock Shuffle
March 21, 2010
Distance: 8K
Location: Chicago
Status: Out

Race to Wrigley
April 24, 2010
Distance: 5K
Location: Chicago
Status: Out

Soldier Field
May 29, 2010
Distance: 10 miles
Location: Chicago
Status: Out

13.1 Chicago
June 13, 2010
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Chicago
Status: Out

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Sept. 25, 2010
Distance: 5K
Location: Chicago
Status: New PR!

Chicago Marathon
Oct. 10, 2010
Distance: 26.2 miles
Location: Chicago
Status: Out

Hot Chocolate Run
Nov. 6, 2010
Distance: 15K
Location: Chicago
Status: Finished in 1:36

Rudolph Ramble
Dec. 12, 2010
Distance: 8K
Location: Chicago
Status: Finished in 0:56

Triathlon

Super Sprint Triathlon
Aug. 28, 2010
Distance: .25-mile swim, 6.2-mile bike ride, 1.55-mile run
Location: Chicago
Status: Rocked it! 0:48:18!

Lake Geneva Triathlon
Sept. 11, 2010
Distance: .33-mile swim, 17-mile bike ride, 3.1-mile run
Location: Lake Geneva, Wis.
Status: Did OK on the swim; did better on the bike; rocked the run!

Volunteering

Shamrock Shuffle 5K
March 21, 2010
Duties: First aid station, set-up, handed out Gatorade to runners

Soldier Field 10-Miler
May 29, 2010
Duties: During packet pick-up the night before, signed people up for 2-mile walk and oversaw the T-shirt exchange table

Chicago Marathon
Oct. 10, 2010
Duties: TBD, but will be on behalf of the American Cancer Society