Archive for January, 2010

Couch to 5K: Week 5, Day 2

It has been a week and I think my knee feels good enough to try to continue my couch to 5k program.  I need to take it easy and stick as close to the program as possible.  Need to concentrate on HOW I run and what surface I am running on. Here is what I […]

Every day is a good day to walk

Is there ever a day that you should not walk?  Well, I should ask the question, “should you be walking with an knee injury.” My PERSONAL theory for MY situation, is yes… or so I believe.  I have been working on strengthening my knee over the past week.  I am also getting restless and need […]

Here we go again… what is wrong with my knee?

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!  Injured again! This is the second time I pushed myself too far and caused an injury… yes, self inflicted!  I have not posted in a few days because after that last run my knee was feeling sore. It was not that it was sore to WALK […]

Couch to 5K: Week 5, Day 1

This has been a great week of running so far.  My third day in a row that I have had a chance to get out there! Week 5 is a little more intense…. Five-minute warmup Alternate 5 minute jogs and 3 minute walks for 20 minutes total Five-minute cooldown I stuck to the program today.  […]

Going off program…. feel like running!

Put in an extra run today…. Not on ANY type of official program… just going to go off on my own, at my own pace. Ended up doing 5 minute warmup, 5 minute run, 3 minute walk, 3 minute run, 3 minute walk, 8 minute run, 5 minute cooldown. Like I said, I just made […]

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2013 Upcoming Races
Labor Day Duathlon
9/1/13, Coconut Creek, FL
Short Course Duathlon Nationals
10/26/13, Tuscon / Oro Valley, Arizona
Turkey Duathlon
11/28/13, Coconut Creek, FL
Space Coast Half-Marthon
12/1/13, Cocoa, Florida
Last Chance Duathlon
12/14/13, Naples, FL
Jingle Bell Jog 5K
12/21/13, Sunrise, FL
2013 Completed Races
Ragnar Relay, Florida Keys (Ultra)
January 4-5, 2013, Miami to Key West, FL
Results: 32:59:17
Disney Family 5k
Orlando, FL, 1/11/13
Results: 18:41
Disney 1/2 Marathon
(Goofy Challenge)
Orlando, FL, 1/12/13
Results: 01:32.02
Disney 20th Anniversary Marathon
(Goofy Challenge)
Orlando, FL, 1/13/13
Results: 03:30:41
A1A Marathon
2/17/13, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Results: 3:10:11   --   BOSTON QUALIFIED!
2014 Scheduled Races
A1A Marathon
2/16/14, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Boston Marathon, Boston, MA
4/21/14, Boston, MA
Cellcom Green Bay Marathon
5/18/14, Green Bay, WI
Standard Distance Duathlon
World Championships
TBA, Pontevedra, Spain
Ironman Wisconsin, Madison, WI
September, 2014
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  • 18:11 Fastest 5k
  • 38:52 Fastest 10k
  • 1:21:49 Fastest Half Marathon
  • 3:02:29 Fastest Marathon
  • 27.31/MI Farthest Distance
  • 3:54:50 Longest Run


So if you have read any of the blog thus far you know a little bit about me… I can not be told what to do and I push myself about as far as I can be pushed!

But how did I get here and why? Well, that is what this page is about.

I was never really the athletic type. Sure, I played tennis in high school (and quite well, mind you) but running CERTAINLY was never my thing!

The start of 2009 was big for me as I came to the realization that I had put on too much weight over the past 10 years (read more...)