Monday, October 27, 2008

I've been tagged

Thanks for tagging me Jenn. Can I ignore it? :)

10 Years ago (1998)
1. Still in college at St. Ambrose University
2. Met my husband Ben at college
3. Was too lazy to accomplish anything.

5 Things on Today's to do list
1. Get Trinity to preschool on time
2. Prepare projects for todays after school open house
3. Make dinner before I go to work.
4. Call Mom
5. Clean off the kitchen table. (Might as well put that on tomorrow's list as well)

5 Things I would do if I were a millionare
1. Hire a maid!!!!
2. Buy a vacation home in Hawaii
3. Travel to Europe
4. Hire a driver.
5. Sleep in!

Places I have lived
1. Aurora, IL
2. Davenport, IA
3. Crystal Lake, IL (3 different places)

Jobs I have had
1. Target
2. Petsmart - cashier
3. USI - account representative
4. Marquardt Eng. - Office Manager
5. Cary Park District - Site Coordinator for ET Program

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Running In My Head

Lately I have been thinking of nothing but running. I am constantly thinking of training and planning when I should go and run. I am running tonight and I am ansty. It can't come soon enough. I found a 20 week plan to start training for a half marathon in March. I will start the last week of October.

The March madness Half Marathon is a hilly course in Cary, IL. The running club that puts it on begins training runs on the route in March. I am thinking about joining so I can get used to the hills. After that race I will begin my mileage for the marathon next year. I still can't believe I have a greed to do the race. Part of me is scared, but I am also excited. I hope that I can make it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fundraiser Widget

I can't understand why my goal widget for my breast cancer walk says zero. I did raise some money. It makes me look like a bad fundraiser. :(

Monday, October 13, 2008

Marathon Fun

Yesterday I went in to Chicago to watch my brother run the marathon. What a crazy day it was. It was hot again, but thankfully not as humid as last year and I think the city was a little more prepared. I still think they should start earlier, but next year it may be really cold and I will probably say it should start later.

My brother did well. He was feeling a little under the weather and finished in 4:22, still faster than last year. We chased him around the city and actually saw him once. It was exciting to see thousands of runners and it made me want to be a part of them. I promised my brother I would run next year. I think I am going to have to join a running club though, otherwise I will never be able to get through long runs, plus I have no idea how to train for a marathon so a club will help me with that too.

I signed up for the hot chocolate 5k on November 2 in Chicago. The post race party is sponsored by Hershey's, nuff said. :) ha ha They also have a 15k that day.

Have a happy Monday and keep on running!!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Awesome Cross Training

Does dancing at a New Kids on the Block concert for two hours count as cross training? I am sure I lost many calories last night oh, and my voice too. I want to have Joey's babies. :) Ha ha

The New Kids totally rocked last night!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Wow, I am so dissapointed in myself. I have been a terrible runner. I didn't run for two and a half weeks, plain laziness. I ran Thursday for the first time and I could only go 1.5 miles. I was planning on doing a 10k on October 26th and I am in no way ready.

My running brother sent my daughter one of those blow up #1 fingers so she can cheer me on at my races. It made me feel guilty and that is why I ran on Thursday. He will be in town next weekend for the Chicago Marathon. I am jealous, I wish I could run with him, but I need more training. Maybe I could run next year with him. I know I need to set a goal and maybe if he holds me accountable I will keep up with the running. I am just so good with excuses.