This weekend my brother and sister participated in the Chicago Marathon.   I am very proud of both of them. As most of you have heard by now, the race was canceled midway through due to the heat.  I can not imagine being in that situation at all. Reading my sister’s recap made me very sad.  I don’t know how you could run out of water in a race.  It happened to me at a 5k in 75 degree weather, but that is a different story. They knew it was hot , and they had to have know that people would take more then one glass of water.  I can’t believe that the race organizers didn’t realize people would be pouring water on themselves.  Have they not run in the heat before.

Please read about their experiences at their blogs.


October 9, 2007 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Short Run

Yesterday I went out for a short run. I haven’t been running in forever and my foot is still a bit tender, so i wasn’t sure how it would go.  The temperature was in the 80’s , which was a bit higher then i would have liked.

I did a run 4 walk 2 pass for about 20 minutes and decided that was a good first run back and called it a day.

It was good to be running, but definitely need to work my way back up.

September 20, 2007 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Sidelined by injury

I cut my foot with a razor this weekend while getting into the shower.  No major injury, but a decent gash on the side of my foot which makes shoes and socks nearly impossible. Hopefully I will be able to work out again soon.

September 18, 2007 at 10:10 am 2 comments

Weekend Run

I finally went for a run this weekend. I went out for about 30 minutes and ran half walked half.  I didn’t want to overdue it after not running for so long.  I have a 5k at the end of the month and the 1/2 in a little over a month, I really need to get back in the swing of things.

September 11, 2007 at 9:49 am 2 comments

No motivation

I have no motivation to run lately. Its too hot or too rainy or I am too tired. I have come up with every excuse in the book.  I hopefully will get at least one run in this weekend.

Don’t forget you can enter my raffle to win free panera.  No mimimum.  Right now no one has donated so your odds are excellent.

September 7, 2007 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

Craving Carbs? – September Raffle

For those of you carb lovers out there , I have an exciting raffle for the month of September.  Any donation I receive in the month of September will be entered to win a loaf a bread a month a year from Panera .

Donate online here:

September 3, 2007 at 2:14 pm 1 comment

Winner of August Raffle

Congratulations to my friend Beth for winning the cool bag from

September 3, 2007 at 2:05 pm 1 comment

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