Monthly Archives: September 2015

Dirty Dozen

12 miles exactly 3hrs Click here to support my marathon run!

It was another beautiful day. I had to run later in the day, which is never my friend, but I made it the scheduled twelve miles. I had to stop briefly at 9.48 miles due to back spasms. After 5 min of sitting my back loosened up and I was back on the road. It has been a very busy week and my highest mileage week since the injury. I’m thankful and fixed on one thing: the finish line on October 11th! Thanks for your support!


Fantastic Four

4 miles 51:04

I continue to make steady improvement! Five minutes faster than my last attempt at 4 miles (30 seconds faster than before my injury). My goal is to complete the Chicago Marathon on October 11th, raising $1,310 for Team World Vision. That’s $50 for every mile of the marathon. Your $50 donation delivers clean water to one person for one year. (Any size donation is happily accepted.) Click here to donate!

Finding the Rhythm…

I’m pretty excited that on the Monday and Tuesday following my longest run I was able to complete the assigned training runs: 5 easy miles, then 8 miles at marathon goal pace. I had to squeeze the 8 miler in between classes I was teaching and in the heat of the day. But I was on target! Thanks for your support for Team NewHope and our quest for clean water for kids who need it! Click below to support my run. I need to raise $335 more to complete my $1,310 goal of $50 for each mile of the Chicago marathon.

Here’s Hoping…

11.24 miles 2hrs 43min

My comeback has not been easy but physical therapy has greatly helped my knee. While I was actively rehabbing with weights it was difficult to get any miles in. Today I went farther than I have before. I was hindered mostly by the lack of recent miles but I definitely felt stronger in the legs and ready to press on toward the finish line! I still need $345 to reach my goal of $1300 for clean water in Africa. Support My Run! By clicking you can change the world. 

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