Quote of the day:
“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit…what a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson
Power Song of the Week:
"Don't Let Me Fall" by B.o.B.
I was up so high looking down at the sky - don't let me fall
I was shooting for stars on a Saturday night
They say what goes up must come down,
But don't let me fall...
98/60 = BP
66 = pulse
141.5 = weight
98.6 = temp
Still 5'6" (darn I thought I would at least gain an inch!) :)
Blood levels = 11.8 (normal 12)
Photo: My finish at Mt Wachusett in June
(Gotta love Daily Mile & my Garmin 405 = motivation from new & old friends!)
July 19 week = 35 miles
August 2 week = 52 miles
Longest run = 8/2 = 18.2 miles
Trail pace 10 min/mile
Road pace 8.5 min/mile
Never give up! BUT always listen to your body!
Mt Toby (MA) 14 miler - 11 days
Race to the Top of VT = 19 days
Applefest (NH) 1/2 marathon = 46 days
Leaf Peepers 1/2 marathon (VT) (tentative) = 53 days
Chicago Marathon = 61 days
Chicago Marathon Plan!
ACS DetermiNation fundraising efforts - $276 of $1000 goal met to date
ACS DetermiNation schedule of events TBA
Elite B coral with Cara
I am Wonder Woman & Cara is Batgirl! (Capes and all!) My sister Laura is in process of making our costumes RIGHT now!) How FUN is that! :)
Judy joined Team Boston or Bust! :) Thanks Judy!
Charlie will be there -- will he have pink hair again????
DP Turtle (aka David Pittman) is bringing CAKE! :)
Staying at the Marriott with my love! Going to Bin 36! My fave Chitown restaurant
We are all so excited for Chicago --- I am watching my blood levels and my body response to training and so far so good! :) Chicago is one of my favorite flat and fast marathons. Just need to watch the heat! But of course with my new friend / elite runner Cara is sacrificing a PR to pace me --- so I will have a personal race monitor. I am so lucky to have the support of so many runner friends and ACS colleagues and volunteers at this race - it WILL be the best marathon for those and many other reasons! Yay!
Posting here the prototypes for Batgirl and Wonder Woman!
Also my latest ChiPower Playlist!