Monthly Archives: November 2010

To beginning runners…

I don’t claim to be an expert or coach, and I’ve only been running for about five years, starting when I was 25. However, after running many a race including two marathons, I can certainly provide some advice or my … Continue reading

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Knee Injury

A weird tweak in my knee last night while changing positions means no running. Instead, I spent some quality time with the elliptical and Jillian Michaels.

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I want you (to run a 5K, or 10K, or a half…)

I have this terrible habit of making people want to run races. If they’re never ran before, I can talk them into running a 5k. If they have a few short races under their belt, a half marathon isn’t out … Continue reading

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Wishin’ and Hopin’ and Plannin’ and Schedulin’…

Today is the day I am sitting down and planning out my training over the next three to four months. I am finalizing my decision on which spring marathon I will run, and because I love and want to involve … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate 15K

On this chilly Chicago morning, I hoofed it down to Grant Park and ran a 15K (9.3 miles) with 30,000 other runners. Due to some stellar previous races, I got a coveted “Corral A” bib, meaning I got to start … Continue reading

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Awww, shucks!

It’s things like this that make me want to be a better runner. http://twitter.com/Kpengell/status/741415948652544 And make me remember that it’s really actions that influence people.

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Cruise Director

After the 15K tomorrow, I’ve planned a brunch get together for all of the runnerds (Runner-Nerds) to socialize and talk about nothing but running.  I love planning dinner parties but large gatherings that don’t have a definitive start time (because … Continue reading

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