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During the Walt Disney Marathon - Goofy's Challenge 39.3 miles

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After the Flying Pig Marathon 2009

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Chicago Marathon 2009

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Time for a Change!

I took some time to look at my Spark page today and realized that it desperately needed some updating! I have met all of the long term goals that I set for myself when I joined Sparks, including running in, and finishing the Chicago Marathon four times, the Cincinatti Flying Pig Marathon, and the Goofy Challenge back to back half and full marathon! I have also completed 3 triathlons this summer and am training for my 1st half iron distance next June. It's hard to believe all of the changes that I see in myself both physically and mentally. I am much tougher and stronger than I ever imagined! It seems so strange to look back to my previous introduction that stated "I only ran when something or someone was on fire!" Now it has become a part of me and what I do. I sure hope that I can keep this up!

Completed races in 2007
2007 Races:
Shamrock Shuffle 8K 52:56
Y-me 5K- walked w/Mom
Brookfield Zoo Run Wild 5K 32:17:66
CAC Run for a Reason 1/2 marathon-2:22:31
Race for Young Life 5K- 29:38
Nike + Rock N' Run- done 29:24
Fleet feet sports Nike women's 10K 1:03:49
Chicago Distance Classic 1/2 marathon-2:34:10
Run for the Bear 10K-1:00:31
Chicago Marathon-6:23:45
Trick or Treat Trot 10K- 1:01:11
Turkey Trot 5 mile- 45:30:4
Rudolph Ramble 5K- 29:45

Completed Races in 2008
Shamrock Shuffle 8K-44:31
Universal Sole Lakefront 10 miler- 1:30:20
Soldier Field 10 mile- 1:35:04
Skirt Chaser 5K- 27:40
Race for Young Life 5K- 26:18:20
Fleet Feet Women's 10K- 54:47
Chicago Distance Classic- 2:05:05
Nike Human Race 10K- 1:00:07
Bear Run 10K- 53:02
Chicago Marathon- 4:46:14
Turkey Trot 5 mile- 44.24 (official results lost due to timing system virus)
Rudolph Ramble 5K- 26:59 (shortened from 8K due to poor weather conditions)

Completed Races in 2009:
March Madness 1/2 Marathon- 2:08:45 gun time- all HILLS!
Shamrock Shuffle 8K- 45:29 (snowing hard and icy)
Cincinatti Flying Pig Marathon- 5:15:45
Chicago Rock N' Roll 1/2 Marathon- 2:09:30
9.11 Mile Freedom Run- 1:31:42
Run for the Bear 10K- 55:19
Chicago Marathon- 5:30:58
Halloween Hustle 5K-27:57
Hot Chocolate 15K- 1:28:17

Completed Races in 2010:
Goofy's Race and a 1/2 Challenge- Back to back full and 1/2 marathon 39.3 miles
Shamrock Shuffle 8K- 43:51
Bunny Dash 5K- 26:00
Race for Young Life 5K- 26:41
Fleet Feet Women's 10K- 56:24
Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon- 1:33:14
Rock N Roll Chicago 1/2 Marathon- 2:11:44 (back to back w/ sprint tri!)
HRMS Naperville Sprint Triathlon- 1:30:57
Chicago Triathlon International distance- 3:37:16 (90F! last wave start!)
Run for the Bear 10K- 53:15
Chicago Marathon- 5:26:29 (another hot one!)

Member Since: 1/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 70,921

My Goals:
Run at least 1 race per month, improve my running speed, and set a new PR for the marathon

Upcoming Races:

Shamrock Shuffle 8K

Soldier Field 10 mile

Ironman 70.3 Racine

Chicago 1/2 Marathon

Naperville HRMS Sprint Tri

Chicago Triathlon- International Distance

Chicago Marathon

My Program:
I want to continue to work on increasing my running speed and maintaining distance. I will also continue to strength train at least 2x's a week.

Personal Information:
I am 33 years old and special education teacher from the Chicago burbs.

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    Are you around these days? What have you been up to since 2010? Still running and tri-ing? Hope you are well!
    1951 days ago
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    Hi My name is Becky. I just rejoined spark and started training again for a triathlon. I hope to complete my first in 2013. I would love any training advice or tips you might have for a newcomer
    3229 days ago
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    May your running / fitness dreams come true in 2011

    3865 days ago
    Congrats on your masters! I too work in education. It's a love/hate field to work in :).
    3880 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. I'm feeling much better after that little "pity party". Got up today at 5:45am and ran an hour on the tread! I feel great and energized (though sleepy when i started).
    3904 days ago
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