Calendar

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