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Pumping Iron

Since the start of this marathon training has us only running 4 days a week (but also starts with 2 more miles/week than we have been doing at 5 days a week ) Jason and I were able to get to YMCA to pump some iron today since they were closed on Monday.

We did […]

Garmin & Advance Workouts

Well put simply. I’m in love. Oh the levels of data analysis and plots and charts and oh yeah…bring it on Garmin.

I mainly wanted the Garmin 205 because when I looked ahead to my marathon training program I have all kinds of workouts like: Run 7 miles with 10x100m sprints, or 10 miles with […]

Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz

Calling all adventurers!!! If you love an adventure, then you will love this book. Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz is a non fiction book that takes you on a tour of the paths that James Cook, a captain for the British in the middle to late 1700s, took. It was his job to go […]

Notes From a Great Weekend

Jason and I had a wonderful weekend away from Chicago visiting Jason’s mom Beverly in Ft. Wayne and getting a 12K race in while we were there. Go here to read the full report or here to read Jason’s take on the afternoon. On Sunday we went to Indianapolis for a barbeque at Bridgette and […]

Thanks for the Invalids

Well, I thought I did pretty well in the race. Apparently reality had a different opinion.

The results are in and they are not kind. First the good: we finished at an 8:00 minute pace with an official race time of 59:35 and made our 60 minute goal. We also finished in the top half […]

Thee Rivers 12K Race Report

Today Jason and I ran our first ever small race. What a different experience.

As usual we were up and at the race early. The race started at 8:30 am, and they started handing the packets out at 7am….Jason, I and Jason’s mom Beverly were there at 6:45. Of course. So we hung out and […]

Race Day Morning

Just a quick post before we head out for our 12K race in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jason and I will adopt our usual race strategy and try to use the first one or two miles to get the legs working and then see what happens from there. It’s going to be VERY different for us […]

Off The Beaten Path….

and onto city sidewalks and streets.

Yesterday, we abandoned our lake front path to test the new garmin along the streets. I forgot how much I love doing this….running until you hit a light and then turning so you don’t have to stop. So how did Garmin do?

Good! You can see in the picture […]

First Garmin Impressions

In a word….


I had so much fun on my run today and I didn’t even do anything with the watch. I asked for auto….wait….a quick word about what a garmin is (for Bridgette 😉 )

I am talking about a Garmin Forerunner 205 which is a watch type thing that is oh so […]

Happy Birthday to Leah

Ok, so my birthday is on September 24th. What’s the problem with this day? It’s less than a month before the marathon and I really wanted to use a Garmin Forerunner 205 to help with my marathon training this summer. So I gave my dad a call and asked (for the first time in a […]