Archive for August 2011

A couple of images of Team F.A.R.T. after the Chicago Triathlon...

Second in the Relay division, first in our gender...and #1 in your hearts.
Yesterday, I shared my recap of the Lifetime Chicago Triathlon relay…you can go read about it here. The finish line video Phil shot is embedded in the recap, or you can go watch it here. Dave got a couple of pics after the race and has shared them! AND you should go read his recap... Read more »

Race recap: Lifetime Chicago Triathlon Relay Recap

At some point over the next day or two, you’ll see three Lifetime Chicago Triathlon recaps here on ChicagoNow. All three will share some vital information, what all three members of the Fast Action Response Team call “how not to participate in a triathlon”. My first tip…Tip #1: Make sure you follow directions, read everything... Read more »

My thoughts on the Lifetime Chicago Triathlon: Sprint Triathlon relay

Sunday morning marks my entry, OK, toe dip into triathlon. I will be running the 5K as a part of a relay team comprised of myself, Phil Castello (Going the Distance) and Dave Wallach (Pace of Chicago). We’ve tossed around a couple of team names and I think we’re going with the ChicagoNow (I don’t... Read more »

Getting (re)organized...

I’ve written before about balancing work, family, volunteering and training and how I try to stay on top of everything. I’ve had success using Google Calendars and thought I’d revisit the topic again after a coworker asked how I keep tabs of everything. It looks pretty busy in the pic to the right (you can... Read more »

What is my deal?

This week is off to a rocky start; I’m stressed out and up until didn’t know why. I assumed it was due to the marathon being a mere 46 days away- at least in part. Yes, I’m getting a little antsy. I had a mini freak out yesterday, after my first marathon related dream Sunday... Read more »

Long run recap, Door County edition...

My last run in Door County happened to be my long run today. I decided to go all out and run through Peninsula State Park. I shared my planned route yesterday, and after driving it I emailed Coach Jen to see if she wanted me to tackle the hills. She did, so I prepared mentally.... Read more »

Checking in from Door County, plan for my long run...

Day 4 of vacation, and we’re winding down the clock on our time away. It’s been an awesome time so far, and I’m definitely relaxed. Coach Jen has me down for my long run tomorrow, as we’ll be driving back home on Saturday. My plan is simple, run an out and back around Peninsula State... Read more »

Chrissie Wellington's Top 50 Race Tips...

Coach Jen forwarded this post to me, it’s from Big Daddy Diesel. Chrissie’s tips cover triathlon specifically, but they’re awesome. Click the title above and go take a read. And a quick note. I’ve been nominated for the CBS Most Valuable Blogger Awards in the Health/ Fitness/ Medical category. Hard work, exercise and determination pay... Read more »

Ah, vacation...I've missed you.

I haven’t had an actual vacation in some 5 years. Last time we were able to get away, it was just Pam, K and I; we traveled up to Door County for a week and had a lot of fun! We’re back in Door County this week and have PG and my father-in-law along for... Read more »

Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon race recap, a new PR!

Just after mile 6, running on Jackson I passed by my office. I waved and shouted, “see you in a week! I’m on vacation!” I smiled, pressed on and thought, now THIS is how you start a vacation! I wasn’t sure where to start this recap, so I jumped in the middle of the race... Read more »