Long run recap: when “what if” pops in your head…

Short version: I wanted 12 miles, I got 9. And hindsight, you’re a smart bastard. Long version…I set a goal of 12 miles today. The plan called for 9, but for some reason I thought, ooh 12! I prepped and felt ready. I got up at 530 and felt OK, and got out the door about 615. I hit the trail for a couple miles before meeting the group at 7. I felt so so…it...

cubicledad’s dad…

My childhood is a blur of memories of my dad. I remember lots of fun, models, movies, music, laughter. Then I remember he and my mom divorcing; I was in second grade. I still have good memories, weekends with dad, getting away from all the crap with my mom, feeling safe and loved. Then in 6th grade, my dad moved to Austin. My mom was supposed to tell us, but didn’t. So we ended up...

13.1 Chicago race recap: Wing man mode, activate!

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Saturday I got to return to the race that was my first half back in 2010. I hadn’t planned on racing, but once I gave the entry away and my winner asked if I’d run with them, I was in! Last week was busy, and I’m just now realizing I didn’t even post for Weigh-In Wednesday. I did take Friday and today off, to get a break and recharge a bit. Friday I took Kae...

Weigh-In Wednesday results, week 13…

Results are in…And I am down 2.2 lbs this week! So to hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 61.7 more pounds. I’m feeling amazing and am officially below 250lbs again! Awesome!!! With the ankle hurting, I’m enjoying the rest this week. I’ve run hard these last few weeks. So, Weigh-In Wednesday buddies…how did you fair? Everyone else, check in below, on twitter, or instagram and use the hashtag #wiw!...

And I’m injured…

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Tadaa? So Sunday night, I decided to go get a run in, to clear my head. Nothing major, nothing fast…just a few miles, me with my thoughts. I got a mile out, and stepped off the side of the trail…rolling my right ankle. I went down like a giant sack o’ crap, and laid there for a minute taking stock: scraped hand, scraped left ankle, really really REALLY sore right ankle. The run was done. Now...

Soldier Field 10 Mile race recap: some good, some bad.

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I’ve only run the Soldier Field 10 Mile once, back in 2010, with Dave. It was a hot day, and I believe they black flagged the race. We were already at mile 9 and we finished in 1:54:07. After finishing the Chicagoland Half last Sunday, I decided to run it again…possibly mistake #1! I felt great after the half, and figured I’d run for fun. Then after my Tuesday and Wednesday runs, I felt confident,...

Weigh-In Wednesday, week 12…post race

Results are in…And I am up a half pound. So to hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 63.9 more pounds. I’m feeling good. The race was awesome! And it looks like I’m running the Soldier Field 10 Mile on Sunday! I’m stoked! So, Weigh-In Wednesday buddies…how did you fair? Everyone else, check in below, on twitter, or instagram and use the hashtag #wiw! More soon!  

Chicagoland Half Marathon recap: I found my mojo!

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I honestly started this post yesterday and stared at the screen. It’s been a while since I wrote a race recap, and I started to wonder if I had forgotten how. It was probably the beer and bacon I had. So I ran a half marathon…after nearly a year and a half, I ran and finished a race! The weekend started well. Friday we had a work outing to the Cubs-Brewers game and I had…fun;...

Weigh-In Wednesday week 11…

Weigh-In Wednesdays, join me, won't you?

Results are in…And I am down 4.1 lbs this week! Holy shit! To hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 63.4 more pounds. I’m feeling good. I got 4 runs last week, with a speedy 10 on Saturday. This weekend, I race! Woot! I’m excited and a little nervous this morning. So, Weigh-In Wednesday buddies…how did you fair? Everyone else, check in below, on twitter, or instagram and...

Ermagerd, Race week!!!

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It feels so damn good to say that again. It’s been almost a year and a half since my last half marathon. Yeah I attempted the Naperville full and DNFd. Crap, just realized I never wrote a recap for that. Oops. Sunday marks my tenth half marathon, I don’t count last year’s marathon relay in Champaign where I ran 2 legs. Since my last half, I’ve dealt with stress fractures in my foot, a knee injury,...

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