2168 total / 668 in 2014

In 2014, I plan to start the year building higher base mileage minimums, run some half-marathons in the spring, and try to tackle my first marathon come fall!

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  1. VELO
    good North shore bike path 13.63 mi 01:24 9.8mph pace

    BF and I decided to check out the north shore bike path, including the recently opened connection along the Eastern Subcontinental Divide. It was beautiful, but a bit chilly!

  2. RUN
    great Wherever the Trees and Path w... 7.47 mi 01:42 13:35 pace

    Picked a hilly route with lots of trees so I could enjoy the falling leaves in the rain. I did not think about slipping on them until I was out there. I didn't slip though. I did have a mile w... read more

  3. walk
    Chicago Marathon Volunteering 3 mi

    Estimated distance of walking around the city of Chicago while volunteering at aid station 1 and spectating at mile 12 once we were done during the Chicago Marathon. It was a good way to shake out ... read more

  4. RUN
    good Prairie State Half Marathon 13.19 mi 03:09 14:21 pace

    What a beautiful day and a beautiful course! I came within seconds of a PR (29 to be exact), but I wasn't really trying for the PR. Given I signed up for this race on Thursday, and kept it a s... read more

  5. RUN
    good Neighborhood 1 mi 00:14:20 14:20 pace

    A quick neighborhood shoe test before sunset to be sure I set the insoles right.

  6. RUN
    good Neighborhood and Sports Fields 3.28 mi 00:48 14:33 pace

    This 5.27k therapy run was (I'm guessing) far better than spending 5.28k on actual therapy. It certainly was far more fun and much easier on the pocketbook! I also treated this run as a tempo ... read more

  7. VELO
    good WINDY fall cycle 8.25 mi 00:48 10.3mph pace

    I set out to do my 17-mile course, but after the first three miles, I rethought that goal. Wow did I mis-judge the wind! My legs were not ready to carry me 17-miles in that wind, but I wanted to go... read more

  8. RUN
    good Rainy solo run through the fa... 5.53 mi 01:22 14:48 pace

    This was meant to be a nice, easy run since I haven't run since the half marathon last weekend (have only walked) and to enjoy the fall colors, chickadees, sparrows and geese. There was only o... read more

  9. walk
    good Shake out walking 3.5 mi

    I tried to shake my legs out today by walking as much as possible. I started with 1/2 mile on my treadmill in the morning after feeling a little stiff waking up (helped immensely), walked another m... read more

    • Jamie Lee L.
      Jamie Lee L.

      All great recovery activities :)

      22 days ago Like

    • Kristen K.

      I see no ice here!

      22 days ago Like

    • Christine E.
      Christine E.

      Kristen, I do ice showers on the legs after the race, then only apply ice packs when I'm still feeling strain at the end of race day. Typically I don't find I need to do it -- like this time. I'm not sold on always having to ice. I never did it as a dancer and was never injured because I didn't. I listen to my legs. If they tell me they're inflamed, then I'll treat them. Otherwise I just try to be smart with how much stress I put them through afterward.

      21 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    good Alpine Races Half-Marathon 13.19 mi 03:22 15:16 pace

    I awoke with an upset disc in my back, which I foam-rolled three times before my call-time to volunteer at the day-of -reg desk preceding the race. I was on pace to PR until around mile 11, but whe... read more

  11. RUN
    great Allstate Sprint & Stride 5k 3.2 mi 00:39 12:10 pace

    This was a belated Run@Work event that was also a Susan G. Komen charity run. It was a bit hot on the fully sunny course, but this race felt good. I was really (unknowingly) booking it at the begin... read more

  12. walk
    good LA 2 mi 00:38 18:45 pace

    Evening walk around LA with bf. Saw (4) too many skunks including one that crossed in front of us! Thankfully (?) my night vision is insanely good so I could spot them all in the dark, point them o... read more

  13. RUN
    great Run with Alpiners 4.05 mi 00:51 12:42 pace

    I guess I do like running more than work. Haha! For the first time this week I was able to get myself back on CT schedule, even if I did drag a little to get up in time to make it. I ran a strong-f... read more

  14. RUN
    good Neighborhood Jog 2.46 mi 00:31 12:29 pace

    Happy Run @ Work Day! My work was at home today, so I ran there. My company is Running @ Work on Tuesday and I've got my bib and am ready to go. As I mentioned, I worked from home today and I ... read more

  15. RUN
    good Long Run in Oregon 12.28 mi 03:09 15:21 pace

    I did my final long run before my half marathon while visiting family in Oregon. One of my sisters rode with me (albeit slowly) to keep me company and show me the route we'd mapped out along a... read more

  16. VELO
    great Bike Path 17.49 mi 01:30 11.6mph pace

    Great ride today on my Trek (my Capri is in for yearly service.) I kept this easy so as not to over-exhaust my legs after yesterday's long run. I saw lots of storm damage including 4 very larg... read more

  17. RUN
    good Long run with the Alipiners 8.44 mi 01:59 14:04 pace

    I overslept my alarm, but still popped out of bed (barely) in time to get to my running group where I 1) enjoyed running in the cooler morning air, and 2) re-conquered 'the run.' It felt ... read more

    • Mary Ann K.
      Mary Ann K. Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Great job Christine! You had an awesome run... Hope you feel better now! :)

      about 1 month ago

  18. walk
    good Between work plazas 1 mi

    It was hot! At 10am, it was 88F, but with the humidity, the weather sites said the heat index was 96F!

  19. VELO
    good Neighborhood Ride @ Sunset 5.36 mi 00:30 10.9mph pace

    Lit myself up with flashing lights like a Christmas Tree on a bright neon yellow running shirt and took my bike out at sunset because I HAD to do something other than work. I'm going nuts not ... read more

  20. walk
    good Around the Neighborhood 1.1 mi 00:15:00 13:41 pace

    It was a late night coming from the office and, with no time to change because sunset was so close, just walked a mile around the neighborhood to de-stress a bit. Initially this would've been ... read more

    • Mary Ann K.
      Mary Ann K.

      I feel your pain... we may have to suffer through the treadmill :(

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Christine E.
      Christine E.

      There's an LA Fitness about to open across from my office. I'm tempted to see if they put in an indoor track when it opens -- and not one of those 1000 times around is a mile tracks. I don't know how many more winters I can run only on my treadmill.

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Mary Ann K.
      Mary Ann K.

      Yeah treadmill running is the worst, especially if you have to run more than 3 miles!

      about 1 month ago Like