Just before the halfway point, Sue (right) and I are having a blast and running strong. (2011)
In January 0f 2011, I ran my first half marathon… on a cold and windy day… in Chicago. And I loved every minute of it.
It was the race’s 2nd annual running, and I immediately became a fan of the race that’s known as F^3 (or, F***ing Freezing Frozen Lake Half Marathon). Continue reading
Two reasons to celebrate: 1. Chocolate. 2. I made it to the finish, narrowly missing another running injury.
I had high hopes for Kirsten Ankenbrand’s first run. Her first race was the Hot Chocolate 5K — a short one, because, well, she’s a new runner and the maiden version of herself was still working back up in mileage after May’s injury. Continue reading
The dog and I pause for a photo during our night-time run.
More than once I’ve driven along Lake Shore Drive after 9 p.m. and, seeing a few runners scattered about the path, wondered, “Who are these crazy people? Don’t they know it’s almost bed time?”
That was before tonight, obviously, when I was one of those crazies. Continue reading
This is one confident new bicyclist! (youtube.com)
Maybe you’ve seen the viral video posted on YouTube – it’s of a boy who rode his bike by himself for the first time.
He struggles for how to describe it.
“I feel… I feel… I feel… I feel… I feel happy of myself,” he exclaims. Continue reading
An X-ray confirmed that I have yet another stress fracture.
This year was supposed to be the Year of No Injuries.
The universe, it seems, had other plans. Continue reading
Doing jumping jacks to stay warm during a pit stop along Bike the Drive. Stupid.
Usually my injuries are just dumb luck. The one I have now is because I was just plain dumb.
Bike the Drive 2011 was particularly chilly this year, and our little one was cold. To warm her up, we did jumping jacks. Continue reading
Today we kicked off what we had hoped would become an annual family tradition of biking along Lake Shore Drive. We never dreamed it’d end up with a crash and the little one saying she never wants to bike again. Continue reading