This month I ran 82.61miles. No races this month. I am too much of a chicken to run in the cold. Oh well, that will change once I get back to Chicago to continue my training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon. Just a little over 2 months to go. So far I have been training on the treadmill but feel like I should get out there.
Total miles ran this year is 736.54. Last year I had set a goal of running 1,000 miles by today. Yeah, that did not happen. I’d like to blame it on the slow months of February (20 miles) and July (17 miles). I remember in February I got hurt and could not run hence the 20 miles. This summer I went on a 3 week vacation to Mexico, Ecuador, and Peru which left no time for running (17 miles) but A LOT of time for walking.
I’ve done both races in the past and LOVE them!!! I will also sign up for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. Another great race! However, registration doesn’t start till tomorrow. 🙂
Thanks to Katie at Live Half Full, I found out about the Chi Town Half Marathon & 10K on April 1. Looks interesting. I will wait a few months (early registration ends March 4) before I make a definite decision on whether I do it or not.
This year I ran a total of 15 races. Marathon-1 Half Marathon-3 10 Miles-3 10K-2 8K-1 3.14-1 5K-4
My goal for next year is to run at least 20 races. That is only 5 more than this year. For sure I can do it.
Yep, I was running Tuesday morning along the streets of San Antonio. I ran a little over a mile and then turned around to head out for a different route. The plan was to run 4 miles. Well, I was running against traffic on the street (there was no sidewalk) and I saw a few cars coming my way. I decided to jump back on the grass to avoid getting hit. Well, I miscalculated and brushed against some plant. Immediately I started bleeding. I stopped the bleeding and thought about actually keeping on running. I saw my leg and blood and decided not to. Luckily I was not too far from my sister’s house so I called her to pick me up. Total miles ran was 2.04.
Today the cut did not look much better. I had forgotten to put Neosporin on my leg yesterday so it looks like it might be infected. Sigh. Also, I did not run today.
I hope you’ve all having a good holiday! I sure am. My sisters and I and my nephew came to San Antonio for the holidays. We will be here till January 3rd. So glad we came. The weather has not been so great but it is supposed to warm up this week. I don’t get back to work till the 9th so at least I will have a few days to relax in Chicago.
I have been a good girl this year so I decided to treat myself to some running shoes. I already own a pair of Pure Cadence which I love so I bought Green Silence and Ravenna.
I LOVE the colors of the Green Silence. I also love that they’re so lightweight (about 6.4 oz).
The Ravenna feels so comfortable!
I cannot wait to run in these shoes. So did you get something for yourself for the holidays?
This month I ran 84.3 miles. Much better this month. Below are the races I completed this month.
Chicago’s Perfect 10 Mile, November 12
Run 3.14 Pie, November 24
Both races were new this year. I had a great time at both of them so I plan to race them again next year.
Total miles ran this year is 657.93. Definitely no chance of hitting 1,000 miles before December 31. That is OK because my new goal is to run 1,000 miles before November 19, 2012 which is the day before I turn 40. Yep, you read correctly. I will turn 40 next year. Do I feel almost 40? Nope.
I put together a list of 40 things to do before I turn 40. Below is my finalized list.
Taste 40 different beers/tequilas
Visit a country/continent that I have not been to
Go to the Grand Canyon
Hike at Yosemite Mountains
Do ultramarathon (50K)
See U2 in concert
Hot air balloon ride
Take a CPR class
Learn sign language
Participate in the Chicago Polar Plunge
Go on a helicopter ride
Travel first class
Visit the four corners (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado)
Learn to play poker and go to a casino
Learn to play pool
Watch every movie that has won an Academy Award Winners for Best Picture
High Tea at the Plaza Hotel in New York
Get palms read/See a psychic/Get a tarot card reading
Run a marathon in another state
Participate in the Women’s Half Marathon
Run 1,000 miles
View the top 100 paintings and pick top 10 favorites
Highlights on hair
Go to a bar alone
Horse carriage ride
Speed date/blind date
No upcoming races until the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in New Orleans. I am registered, got my hotel, and now looking for a cheap ticket to New Orleans.
Finally got my Brooks PureProject Cadence. To date I’ve ran 33.16 miles and they feel GREAT!! I love them! They’re expensive ($120) but totally worth it. My next pair will be a Ravenna. I know that in a previous post I wrote that I was a fan of Asics. Well, I have converted to a Brooks fan.
Glad it is December. That means only less than 3 weeks of work and then off for vacation. I will be visiting my sister and nephew in San Antonio. Yay!! I am so ready for it.