Free race entry to 13.1 Chicago

Who likes free stuff? That’s right, you do! Who doesn’t like free stuff? That’s right, lame people. You’re not lame so keep reading! Quick trivia question. What was my first half marathon? That’s right, 13.1 Chicago! I had a blast running this race four years ago! And now you have a chance to run it for FREE! The fine folks from the  Michelob Ultra Chicago 13.1 Marathon have given me a chance to give you, my readers,...

Remembering why I run…

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I have a confession…last year I lost sight of why I ran. I thought it was something I HAD to do, not necessarily that I wanted to. I felt I had to run to prove someone wrong. I felt something was trying to be taken away from me, and I got angry. So I had to run to prove that in the end I would “win.” I ran angry, lost sight of why I love to...

Weigh-In Wednesday, week 6: back in a groove

Results are in…And I am down 1.5 lbs this week. To hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 71.6 more pounds. I’m feeling good. I got 4 runs last week, and I ran 3 miles yesterday. My training plan is set through Chicago, and I feel good about it. I think its totally doable. Tuesdays I will have to run during lunch, but the longest run is 5...

Weigh-In Wednesday, week 5: a slip up…

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

Results are in…And I am up 1.4 lbs this week. Shit. To hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 73.1 more pounds. So I got out of town for a few days and ate like crap. I ran some, but yeah. So, Weigh-In Wednesday buddies…how did you fair? Check in below, on twitter, or instagram and use the hashtag #wiw! More soon!

Weigh-In Wednesday, week 4: the birthday week

Results are in…And I’m at 259.9lbs. To hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 71.8 more pounds. I’m down a net of 9.3lbs. And honestly, with it being birthday week, I’m good with it. This is week two for the Weigh-In Wednesday buddies…so, how did you fair? Check in below, on twitter, or instagram and use the hashtag #wiw! More soon!

Weigh-In Wednesday: week 3, take 87

Results are in…And I’m at 260.3lbs. To hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 72.1 more pounds. I’m down a net of 8.9lbs. As Jim Ross used to say, “this is a slobber knocker!” Still digging the UP24 band, liking having step count, etc handy. And tying it to MyFitnessPal is certainly handy! Got a run in this morning, 2.5 miles. Felt good, and was moving fairly...

Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 2, take 2…or 3…

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

Results are in…And I’m at 262.1lbs. To hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 73.9 more pounds. I’m down a net of 6.1lbs. As Jim Ross used to say, “business is picking up!” Yesterday the UP app was released for android, so I’ve got my UP24 synced and working…I love it! I have it synced with MyFitnessPal, too! Woot! This is week two for the Weigh-In Wednesday...

Weigh-In Wednesday…starting over…again

Results are in…And I’m at 263.2lbs. To hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 75 more pounds. I’m down a net of 5lbs. I’ve been struggling lately, in a funk, OK fighting some depression, but I’ll take being down overall. Last week I asked folks to join me and be Weigh-In Wednesday buddies…so, how did you fair? Myriah, the first official #WIW buddy, emailed me this morning...

Weigh-In Wednesday returning, with a challenge!

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

Yesterday I realized my email forward, to my non-CDR email account was not turned on. Which means I missed 500 emails….wow. First, I am so sorry if you emailed and I didn’t respond. I wasn’t ignoring you, honest. Second, a fellow runner, Connie O’Reyes, aka Marathon MissFit, aka, “the Heater”, aka “Ctrl+ Alt+ Del”, aka, “slim jim sparkly pants”…whoa, sorry. As I was saying, Connie emailed and had a great idea…bring Weigh-In Wednesdays back! Awesome...

Pirate Princess Pajama Party time…

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As the girls and I were getting ready this morning, Penny told me they wanted to have a Pirate Princess Pajama Party with pizza on Friday night. What is a Pirate Princess Pajama Party? We dress as pirates, in pajamas, they’re princesses, and we party…often with pizza. We haven’t had one in a while, so I’m excited! It’s a great idea and I am heading to the party store tonight for a couple “treats”- tiaras,...

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