Archive for March 2011

Win an entry to the Bunny Rock 5K!

Win an entry to the Bunny Rock 5K!
Who likes free stuff? You do! Heck, who doesn’t! Let’s fill that need for free stuff by giving away an entry to the First Annual Bunny Rock 5k presented by Adrenaline Sports Management on April 23rd! This first annual race is sure to bring much excitement and entertainment with Chicago’s own 80’s Rock Music throughout... Read more »

Weigh-in Wednesday, Year 2, Week 24...

Weigh-in Wednesday, Year 2, Week 24...
Shhhhhhhhhhhit. Results are in, I gained 1.7lbs. I’m fighting a freak out. Seriously? I knew it was coming. I used the birthday weekend as an excuse to chow down. I am bummed…no, frustrated and a bit angry with myself. I’m struggling. After talking to Ashley yesterday at HiFi, during my workout and emailing Meredith this... Read more »

What I'm reading...

My awesome father-in-law got me a nook color for my birthday! I love it and have been reading a lot more since last Thursday. I asked Pam if I could buy one ebook, she agreed and I am reading The Long Run. Many of you may know Matt’s story. To quickly summarize, on December 22,... Read more »
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A plea to my wife...

A plea to my wife...
Wait is that a smile? Yes, Pam is smiling.! At a race! That’s she’s running! This weekend was a rare occurrence, Pam was off all weekend. Having both days off together is a real treat and gave us a ton of time to get stuff done; I felt super productive! We were able to run... Read more »

Why I run...my running mantra

Brian, a cubicle dad runs reader, sent me a Runner’s World article, The Magic of Running Mantras. It got me thinking. I spend a lot of time getting hung up in my head on long runs and in races. Maybe I should use a mantra. Something positive to focus on during a long run…heck, any... Read more »

Happy birthday Penelope Grace!

Daddy loves you! Let's have some cake! Who has the cake?
Two years ago I spent my birthday at the hospital. I wasn’t sick, though I was stressed out. Pam was pregnant, very pregnant with our second daughter. She was scheduled to be induced and I was there with her. I remember we joked about how less stressful this should have been…we’d been through this before... Read more »
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Weigh-in Wednesday, Year 2, Week 23...

Results are in…and I gained .9lbs. I didn’t do too much differently last week, though Sunday I went off the reservation a bit. I didn’t think I would have been stuck in the Lincoln Park Zoo parking lot for 45 minutes! When I met the family for brunch I was starved. I wolfed down 2... Read more »

A letter to myself

I thought about writing a reminder type post to myself. Something I could print out, post up on my wall, bookmark and come back to when I needed a boost. You could call it a letter to myself. Honestly, I probably should have written it sooner, like last October right after the marathon. I thought... Read more »

St. Paddy's 8k Race Recap...

St. Paddy's 8k Race Recap...
I talked about having fun at this race. And before I get too far into my recap, I have to say I did. Today was awesome! I decided on Friday I was going to run with a present bow and smack it on the finish line if I PR’d. I decided to run with it... Read more »
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Race weekend...

This morning I had a short 40:00 run, I got up early and ran without my Garmin. It went fine, my legs felt good. I’m looking forward to my second rest day of the week tomorrow, and then looking forward to the St. Paddy’s 8k on Sunday! As much as I want to run it... Read more »