Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 14C--Outdoor running

I went running along the lakefront this morning with Frontrunners. The route started and ended at the Totem Pole in Lincoln Park. I tried to keep pace with my friends Kate and Dawn, but wasn't able. They ended up waiting for me on the turn to make sure I didn't get lost. Dawn's book helped motivate me to get back into running this year. If you're looking for a good read, please buy it and read it yourself. :) Kate helped push me in my running last year, and I think last year's running is helping with this year, even with the months-long gap.
My pace was 11:04 per mile and the run was 3.6 miles. That's a bit slower than my treadmill run on Monday, but this was outside on the lakefront with weather. No snow or rain, but there was cold and wind. It wasn't super windy, but it was a cold wind, so it was kicking my butt. My heart rate stayed high in the fat-burning zone.
I will try to get some "before" measurements and a picture up on here tomorrow. I know it's not really before, but I got caught up in the running and fund raising and forgot to get the measurements first. Plus, my weight is higher than it was last year at this time and I was kind of hoping it would come down a bit before I'd have to admit what it is.


  1. Was great running with you yesterday. Looking forward to following your progress on this journey. (That way I don't have to run a marathon myself! :)

  2. Thanks. I'll be back some Saturday to be pushed again by you.

    How many marathons have you run?

  3. I've done Chicago 5 times, San Diego, Detroit, and Rockford. So, 8. Plus a few 50Ks. That might be all I need to do at this point, but we'll see... ;)