Category Archives: daily runs

hooray! i did it! wow, did i really do that?

so to get things started, we had a yummy breakfast.  it started out as egg sandwiches, and one i realized the surplus of veggies in the fridge, decided on breakfast burritoes.  cut up some onion, tomato, bell pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, and avocado.  tossed it up with some egg whites, salt pepper, chipotle sauce, and cheese.  …

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dreading this…

i have to run 16 miles… i have to run 16 miles…. i can do it… i know i can…. dont want to do it…. have to do it… that’s pretty much whats been going through my head since i woke up this morning.  i think i have it figured out to avoid the air …

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what a random, good day

so here’s how my day started – now, i know chickfila hasnt gotten the best press lately, but to me – it’s that little taste of home i can get in chicago, and when i can, i absolutely indulge.  fortunately, i had a training out in the suburbs about 2 mins away from one, so …

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hooray!

in the first run since the doctor, i was supposed to do 4 miles.  i was trying not to be as hard headed as i have been and try to listen to some of the bf’s advice (disclaimer though – he’s only done a half marathon before).  he told me to start speeding up my …

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the dreaded 15 miler

so definitely not my best run… absolutely not my best run…. the weather was great since it had gotten a little chillier in chicago over the weekend, and the first 10 miles or so were a breeze.  i started out slow and steady knowing i was supposed to do my longest distance to date.  the only downside …

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another day, another run – time for some new jams!

luckily got my run in with the pup this morning, since the rain came in all afternoon.  it was only 3 miles, and now it’s on to resting for a bit. apparently it also helped banjo with some of his separation anxiety – seemed like he enjoyed quite the nap while i was at work today.  …

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a case of the tuesdays

yes, i’m super stoked about only 2 more months to go, but there are those nagging moments that start to get in your head – you’re already tired now, how are you going to do it then?  what about your knees? don’t you just want to enjoy the rest of the summer? and did i …

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it’s officially 2 months away!!!!

gah!  only 2 more months til d-day and i have a feeling it will be the hardest 2 months ahead.  im super excited and ready to get this milestone behind me – who knows what the next challenge may be…. in honor of the 2 months til – i thought i’d start today off with …

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maybe i am getting in over my head?

thank goodness i had 2 running partners today – the bf and the always handful pup.  the bf kept me motivated and banjo kept me distracted from the sores of yesterday’s 10 miler.  should’ve been a rest day, but i wanted to get back into my monday, tuesday, wednesday, friday routine.  it was a little …

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the longest 10 miles to date – is it time for brunch?

sooo today was a 10 mile run, should’ve been a walk in the park compared to the 13 last weekend, but, well, it wasnt…. i did manage to catch some great weather where it was a little cooler due to the storms that came through last night, but still – not cool enough to make …

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