Posts tagged "Chicago Marathon"

I hate shopping!--days 5 and 6

So, on Day 4 I had really bad shin splints, and told myself I need to take it easy by doing a different exercise on day 5. Yet I was really wanting to run. My shin splints felt fine, so I hopped on the treadmill. Lo and behold, toward the end, the shin splints happened... Read more »

Running while Blind

Running while Blind
One thing about running that I’ve been noticing is how many people can do it despite sensory disabilities. I’m profoundly deaf, yet that doesn’t affect my running at all. Granted, I need to be careful about sweat and my hearing aid, and I don’t run with my cochlear processor because I’m afraid it will fall... Read more »

Day 4 --effing shin splints

It’s Week 2 already, and Day 4. 3.23 miles in 45 minutes. Walking 2 minutes at 3.6 mph, alternating that with running for 5 minutes at 4.7 mph. Toward the end, I tried 4.8mph, and I think that will be my new default running speed. It felt good without being too fast. My average pace... Read more »
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Day 3

Yesterday, my husband and I were planning on going to some of the Open House Chicago sites, and I knew I would be too tired at the end of the day to run. So, I dragged myself out of bed early, drank some tea, ate a little bit of breakfast, and headed over to the... Read more »

What the %&*# did I get myself into?

What the %&*# did I get myself into?
  When I was younger, I would like to jump off the high diving board sometime. By “like” I mean that I was “terrified.” I psyched myself to walk to the diving board. I psyched myself to climb up the slippery ladder. I waited for the diver ahead of me to swim clear of the... Read more »

How to Recover from the Chicago Marathon

I think I’m going to make a semi-regular habit of linking to other awesome ChicagoNow bloggers and blog posts. Bloggers helping bloggers, you know? So, here’s my first one that’s related to my topic. Fellow ChicagoNow blogger, David Wallach, wrote an excellent blog post about how to recover from the Chicago Marathon. I’m sharing it... Read more »
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Thesis statement

The secret to writing a good paper and to keeping on track is to formulate a thesis statement. That way,  you can keep referring back to it whenever you get stuck, discouraged, or overwhelmed. It also helps the readers understand where you’re starting, where you’re going with the paper, and what exactly you’re trying to... Read more »