Chase:Every:Second

enjoying every second of life and running


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Workouts:

Monday (3/7):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, Boston Marathon Course, -3% – +2.5% Incline, 34:13, 8:34 Pace)

Tuesday (3/8):

10 Miles Easy (Treadmill, Boston Marathon Course, -3% – +2.5% Incline, 1:29:59, 8:12 Pace)

Wednesday (3/9):

5 Miles Easy (Const Trail, RTW Group Run, 54:26, 10:54 Pace)

Thursday (3/10):

Rest – well, more like death warmed over

Friday (3/11):

3.75 Miles Easy (Treadmill, San Diego Half Marathon Course, -2.5% – 0% Incline, 33:48, 9:01 Pace)

45 Mins Yoga

2.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 0% Incline, 18:56, 8:25 Pace)

7 Miles Easy (Treadmill, Boston Marathon Course, -3% – +5% Incline, 1:01:11, 8:45 Pace)

This week has been a lot of recovering from sickness. I started to feel like crap on Wednesday. I rarely get sick so I was hoping it was just a funk that I would have to tolerate, but nothing more than that. However, during the day I just started feeling worse and worse.

Wednesday night was the Ride The Wave group run. When I got to the meeting location I found out the other group leader would not be joining us. I would have the group of about eight people to pace by myself. It’s better to have at least two leaders so that if the group gets spread out on pace. No worries, we headed out. The weather wasn’t stellar. There was a light rain, cold and bit of wind. I kept my feelings about my health to myself. No reason to bring it up because the group just needed to focus on getting in their run of 5 miles tempo as planned. It was a good time running with the group and talking about races, but after we finished I felt worse. I fell asleep early that night only woke up now and then and was quickly reminded how badly I felt.

Thursday morning I worked from home and made my way the doctor. I couldn’t let this feeling ride out, I was beyond just a little funk. I needed some big gun meds. I got a Zpack and had to get into work for some meetings that I would not be able to miss. I was a walking zombie at best and my energy level drained quickly. I ended up heading home early for an offical sick day and slept as much as possible.

I was woken up to Rob bringing me roses and dark chocolates, really that is better than the Zpack!

Chocolates not pictured, they were in my tummy in less than a second. 😉

I passed out hard Thursday night. Today I woke up feeling much better, but my throat felt incredibly raw. I didn’t want to risk running out in the cold air so I ran on our new treadmill. I did an easy run on the San Diego Half Marathon course. It was nice to enjoy pictures of palm trees and I felt good. Afterward I went to yoga and had a great session there. Every passing hour I was feeling better.

The weather was great for flying so Rob and I took a quick flight around the area.

 I made a flying playlist for the flight. We enjoyed tunes like “Up” from Jason Mraz. 🙂

A view of our company’s south campus. I have to say it’s nice to have Fridays off and fly over. Fridays free are when the longer hours Monday through Thursday pay off.

I also got to try out my new Bose headset on this flight. I got Rob one for his 30th birthday and he has loved having it. He found one for sale from another pilot and so he got it for me. It is in perfect condition and works great!

Tonight I did another easy run on the treadmill. My plan was to do the last half of the Boston Marathon course, but the iFit site was down so I got in a couple miles on the regular until the site was back up. I felt like I was running in sand. My energy is definitely zapped and my stomach feels sour. I’m definitely ready to pass out again and hope to wake up tomorrow feeling better.

Oh and here is a picture of sweet Coco just for fun. 🙂


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Often Running

2010 was an amazing year! Rob and I had many fun flights in our airplane, we saw Dave Matthews Band two times this year (my favorite band), Jason Mraz (also a fave) and the Dan Band, went to our first Cubs game, kicked it in Vegas, went sailing for the first time, and ran some memorable races along the way.

2010 running highlights include qualifying for Boston Marathon three times at Mercedes Marathon, IL Marathon and Chicago Marathon. Meeting Kara Goucher and Constantina Dita, plus getting to be a part of the Often Running Racing Team.

I’m so proud to represent the Often Running store, adidas, and this group of individuals. They have been so supportive and have helped Rob and I become better runners along the way. We have a lot of fun running and hanging out with them.

Thank you to Twin Cities Smile Photography for the team photo that will be displayed in the store.

I couldn’t be happier with 2010 and the running season!


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The Best of What’s Around

Saturday was such a whirlwind that I’m just now getting around to writing about it. As soon as we finished with the USAF Half Marathon we were in the car and on the road from Dayton, OH to get to Chicago, IL by the evening to see Jason Mraz and Dave Matthews Band at Wrigley!

Unfortunately we hit traffic and were running late to get to the show. We figured we would be okay since we had bought VIP tickets. In the past with VIP tickets through the fan club (Warehouse) get really good seats. With general admission on the field we expected a sectioned off area up front to be reserved for the VIP. Also, the beer and food is all free as it is built into the price of the ticket. Turns out they did have a VIP section….in the back. Oh and the free beer and food, was at Cubby Bear across the street and was cut off at 8pm, so that was a bust as well. To even get up front we would have had to have been there when the gates opened at 4pm which we would have never made with the trip. So we spent WAY too much on tickets that got us no decent view, beer or food. We would have been better off with regular tickets.

Jason was amazing! I only wish we could have seen his whole set. We will definitely be looking to find a chance to see him again.

Since there was no way to predict that this VIP would be different from others in the past we went and got our own beers and made “The Best of What’s Around”. 😉 After Jason’s performance we took advantage of the opportunity to get pictures of Wrigley Field up close.

Being in Chicago is always the best!!

DMB was fabulous as usual! It doesn’t matter how many shows we see, they are always a entertaining.