Thursday, September 30, 2010

I am back!!!

Wow! The Peak 4 Poverty hiking trip to Pikes Peak was a huge success..... we had an amazing group and the weather couldn't have been better. We hiked a total of 26 miles, elevation of 14,100 feet and made it to the top!

I can finally feel my legs again and plan on hitting the track soon......have a little over a month to go so its going to be pretty intense from here on...!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Managed a short run today after taking a 5 day hiatus- decided to give my ankle a rest as it has been acting up. Will need to step it up next week as I will be taking a one week break from running. Will be hiking up Pikes Peak in Colorado with 14 other Peak 4 Poverty enthusiasts this weekend and need to conserve my energy :)
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

1 week down, 7.4 to go!

Just got back from a 3.2 mile run... was amazing! Decided to take a friends advice and invested in a new pair of running shoes. Best decision ever!

Feels great to be back to running outdoors. Weather was perfect, the only caveat is that I swallowed a mouthful of mosquitoes- there goes my protein requirement for the day ;)
The wind made the run back home rather challenging, guess there is a reason why Chicago is known as the windy city!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hit the gym after dinner and logged in my first miles. I must say, it feels great! Not used to running on the treadmill so was a different experience. Might just stick to running outdoors.

Here is to another 100 miles........cheers!

Monday, September 6, 2010


My plans for running this past weekend got shot down by my latest, cutest, youngest supporter ;)

Drove to Lawrence, Kansas to hang out with some friends and was hoping to log in some miles up until I met my friends adorable son.....was difficult to tear myself away from him. I am sure you will agree with me after looking at his pic :)

Guess that means I need to step it up for the rest of this week.

Friday, September 3, 2010


I have never been so excited to see Friday as I am today! It has been a long week and I am glad it's the long weekend.
To jump start my fund raising efforts, I started selling the Peak 4 Poverty wrist bands for $4 a piece. It was quite a hit at work! I was pleasantly surprised to see that a lot of people have a soft spot when it comes to AIDS orphans.

I officially start logging in my miles tomorrow......!