Tag: Dave

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 »

how I'm feeling and how I'm dealing with it...

how I'm feeling and how I'm dealing with it...
Number 2…because there are 2 to go, get it? Ok, so I’m a wreck right now.  I’m scared shitless about the marathon and I’m going to write about it to get it out.  So if you want to read cool if not, well that’s fine too.  This post is really more for me right now.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

some thoughts on losing 100+ lbs...

some thoughts on losing 100+ lbs...
  I’ve had this in the works for a while now, and after an email I received I thought it was time to share.  Over the past year (well, almost) when I’ve spoken to people about what I was doing, I’ve been asked a few times what my secret has been.  And I’ve been surprised... Read more »

that run kicked my ass...

that run kicked my ass...
Wow.  Holy mother of God, that sucked.  It was brutal outside last night when I went out for my run.  I thought I’d be OK.  I was wrong.  I started fine. I warmed up and felt good.  In the heat I’ve been able to hit a 12:00 pace upper zone 1, low zone 2…and I... Read more »
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weigh-in wednesday, week 44 results...

weigh-in wednesday, week 44 results...
Week 44 is here, and results are in…I lost .9lbs last week, for a total loss of 105.7lbs.  The trip to Lexington coupled with family in town made for a fun time, but I didn’t lose as much as I could have. It’s still a loss, I’ll take it.  My magic number, to get to... Read more »

whoa, what a night...

Last night I was out in Arlington Heights for the Runner’s High n Tri Q&A with Chrissie Wellington, three time Ironman Champion and world record holder!  It was a fantastic evening!  Hearing Chrissie talk about the sport was a treat, and being able to share that with the 400+ people in attendance was cool too! ... Read more »

My long run before race week...

My long run before race week...
Last night PG decided to cough her self to vomiting.  After cleaning her up and trying to calm her down, she fell asleep around midnight.  I came real close to texting Dave and telling him I’d run later in the day.  I decided I’d wait and see how I felt when I got up and... Read more »
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weigh-in wednesday, week 41...still losing...

weigh-in wednesday, week 41...still losing...
Week 41 is here, and I have to admit, for a quick minute I thought about stopping the weigh-in wednesdays.  Part of me felt like it’s lost a little of the luster having hit the 100lb mark.  But I’m still trying to lose and still trying to beat Dave to 210.  So I’m going to... Read more »