Friday, August 19, 2005



Getting ready for the weekend. How tempting it is with the weather on Sunday only being 70 and cool to run long again. I never know what exactly I'll run until I do it. I told my friend -I would meet her on Sunday for a ten miler. That would probably be the best. I always worry I am so slow....

I need to get my supplies- water/ gatorad/ energice and bananas.

Thursday, August 18, 2005



I had alot of energy tonight for some reason and thought Dakota and I would run some intervals. We ran fast for 4 trees then slow for 2. It felt like a good workout. Maybe I will add this to every weeks running schedule.

Now it's time to look forward to the weekend. I have to run on Sunday because of school starting there are too many things happening on Saturday. This is a shorter weekend -2 and 1/2 hours. I am running from here at home then next weekend hope to go to the canal.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


RUN : 2 miles / no time

After an evening of playing taxi for my kids , I was able to get out and run at 830pm. It was still 70 and humid. But a nice peaceful evening with a beautiful moon. It was the perfect end to the day and one of those runs that makes you suddenly remember why you are out there doing it.


A great day in Chicago!!!! Aug. 7, 2005

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


RUN : 2 miles / no time

Tonight Dakota and I ran ou 2 mile run. The problem is all the geese and the poop they leave behind. Dakota tries to run and eat as much as he could on the way so my pace was alittle off. Is it goose poops or geese poop? The weather was good at 7pm and I felt good.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Recovery Day

Bike : 35 min / 6 miles

What a beautiful morning. I'm off work today(school shopping). It was 65 and sunny. What to do?? My quads are sore from yesterday-felt them going downstairs. I hate to miss such a morning. I grabbed the bike and felt good. Now off to the mall!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2005


Friday: Rest


Sunday: Run / 4hours35 min. / 17.8 miles

Today I tried a new course for my long run. I went to the I & M canal in Channahon. My goal was to run 4 1/2 hours. I hoped to start at 6 but ran aliitle behind. I had a bagel and banana for breakfast along with my diet Mountain Dew. I packed my fuel belt for my run. 3 bottles of smart water, 2 bottles of gatorade endurance formula. and 3 energice. Weather was cloudy and 68.

I loved the run!! Perfect weather and what a great place to go. If possible I will do all my long runs from here. I have 3 more long runs before the marathon. The goal : to be injury free from here to then. I ran in to my friend on the trail -she had a great run also. Her first 20 miler -what a high.