Category: running gear

Garmin Shoe Drive kicks-off Thursday

Your shoes have seen many good miles, but the most rewarding miles are still to come. Inspired by the North Michigan Window featuring suspended running shoes, Garmin Chicago is teaming up with Share Your Soles to collect running shoes from October 6 through November 2nd! The drive kicks off Thursday morning at 7:30am at the... Read more »

Long run recap and my "rest" day...

Friday night I felt ready for my run on Saturday. Coach Jen had me down for 2:45:00. I got up at 5am and my stomach had other ideas. I was queasy. I’m not sure what it was…didn’t really feel nervous, just not right. I had my typical pre long run breakfast. Oatmeal made with unsweetened... Read more »

Quick chat recap and more...

First, a big thank everyone who dropped by the chat last night. It was the first of what will hopefully become a regular thing. If you missed it or if you were there and want to relive the glory, go check out the chat replay. Personally, the chat was helpful; not being alone with some... Read more »
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Be careful running this winter...

Seriously, be careful. I went out this morning for my run, and I wasn’t paying close enough attention. I hit a slick spot and wiped out. Landed on my back/ arse. Oddly enough, this was the same block where I fell last winter, same type of deal. I was transitioning from the side walk to... Read more »

Where my mind is at today...

What’s the deal with airline toilets? Wait…what? No, nevermind… Have you ever wondered if running in Converse All Stars was possible? You know, without getting hurt? Mark Remy, Runner’s World blogger pondered that very thought. Folks commented that it couldn’t and shouldn’t be done. Mark decided he should try…and shared the run… So there you go,... Read more »

Santa Hustle 5K recap

Santa Hustle 5K recap
Yesterday I took part in the 2nd annual Santa Hustle 5K presented by Adrenaline Sports Management! The theme for the day was what a difference a year makes! Both for me and for this race! Adrenaline Sports Management did an awesome job putting together this year’s race. New course, better route, more to see and... Read more »
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weekend recap...

weekend recap...
Yep, 13 days to go! This weekend was my last big one for runs before the marathon.  Saturday I got up at 4am to get my 2:30:00 run in before Pam had to go to work. I got out before 5am and decided that since it was my last big run, I’d make it a... Read more »

a long run, a mural and a video...

a long run, a mural and a video...
So Friday night I’m on the Kennedy on the way to go pick up PG after work and as I’m chugging along, I get up by the Bank of America Mural building and…I see they’ve added the tenth person to the mural.  It was trippy and cool all at once.  It was me…whoa, I’m on... Read more »

my new running shoes and how to tie them...

my new running shoes and how to tie them...
I mentioned I got new running shoes last weekend, and I must say…I love them.  I picked up a pair of Brooks Addiction 9s at Runners High n Tri (thanks Mark!)! They are lighter than the Beast, which I’ve been wearing since I started training, but offer great stability!  I’ve worn them all week and... Read more »
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sandwich run recap...

sandwich run recap...
Mmmmm…sandwich run.  A year ago that meant going to Subway or Jimmy Johns, and having 2 sammiches because, you know, one ‘healthy’ sandwich is fine BUT two?  Now that’s REALLY healthy.  Ugh, how far I’ve come. No, this week my long run was split in two parts, Saturday night and yesterday morning…sandwiched around some sleep. ... Read more »