Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Running Goals

I added a section to the side, see... ---------------------------------------->

that tells me what runs I have coming up that I've paid for and are definitely running.

Some people have the cool tabs on the top of their page to post things like this on. I don't know how to do that :(

I think maybe I can't do that with blogger?? Does anyone know?

Anyway, I'm signing up for so many more runs than normal that I feel as though I might forget them all. I do, after all, have early stages of Alzheimer's! Those with family members that have it, I know it's hard, so please don't be offended by my joking use of the term.

I sometimes feel as though I have it! I know I don't. I do like to joke around though. My grandmother did have dementia in the late stages of her life. My dad took the test and it was determined that he does not. I'm saying it is skipping a generation! lol. I forget EVERYTHING! :-p

Back on topic...I'm doing more runs and I like to keep track of them. I thought that was a good way to do it. Post it on my blog!

I'm doing the 15k in 1.5 weeks. I'm kind of excited. It's less than a half marathon, which is good. And I know with the half marathons, I pretty much hit a wall at around mile 9! So this run is 9.3 miles! Perfect! But I have a huge party to go to later that day so I'll be in a hurry!

Then I have 2 Turkey Trot 5k's. The first one (Tinley Park) is one I'm running alone. I haven't run a 5k on my own in so long! Normally, I run with other people to encourage them along on the 5k. I'm pretty interested to see what my 5k time would be on my own!

When I first started running, I ran 5k's in about 35 mins (sometimes more, sometimes less). I think the fastest I ever ran one in was 32+ mins. I think I can do it under 30 mins now. What do you think? I'm anxious to find out!

The second Turkey Trot (Beverly) I'll be running with Nick (Mr. Anonymous on these boards!). Go Nick! This run was the his first one ever last year! He wants to beat his previous time! I know he can do it! He just needs to find his running shoes after he moved...

And today, I signed up for the Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus, OH in May of 2011. My nephew lives there and I thought it would be an easy one to go to since I can stay at his house and he can pick up my packet for me (hopefully).

Runs that I don't have on the "scheduled" list that are either definites or maybes are the Chicago FULL Marathon next year (definite!) and the Atlantic City Half Marathon that a few fellow bloggers were thinking of doing as well. That one would be difficult for me as I would need airfare and a hotel, but if I plan ahead, it may be doable!

I have a Goal for the Half Marathons. I thought of this myself but have since seen this as many runner's goals. I want to run a half marathon in as many states as possible. So far, it's been just Illinois. Next year, I'll add Columbus at a minimum!

I'm not even going to get into my guy troubles. Sigh. Maybe in another post. :-/
Actually nothing has changed. I'm just in a "I-have-less-stress-when-it's-just-me" mode!


  1. ood luck on all those runs, that's awesome!

    As for the 'tabs' that people like myself have at the top of their blog.

    If you go into your edit'll see a tab that says Edit "PAGES' as well. Click on that and then click on "new page". That is how you can create tabs and put the info you want in them, like progress pictures, your run info etc..etc....

    hope this helps ya!


  2. Wow, you are a running machine in November!!!

    It would be so fun if we could do the AC half next year!!!

  3. Anonymous10/27/2010

    Sounds like good goals to me! I can't wait to cheer you and Becca on next weekend at the Hot Chocolate 15K :)

  4. Wow, that's an awesome schedule! Good for you. I'm with Marisa. I think getting together to run the Atlantic City half next year would be a blast!

  5. Thanks guys!

    And thanks Sonya - I'll check it out.

    Yup Courtney, Becca mentioned you were volunteering! See you there!

  6. Yay! Found it Sonya!!! Thanks so much!

  7. Anonymous10/28/2010

    Hmmm, you offend me good Amanda with the Alzheimers comments, not really but I do feel strongly about the subject. If you ever get a computer feel free to join the cause:
    Also I still have no idea where my shoes are or the Location of the rest of my running gear. I may still join you on the Tinley Park run since I do still need to go purchase city stickers.

  8. lol Nick! Hope you find your shoes!!

  9. Anonymous10/28/2010

    At this point I would enjoy the tree that fell and took out my power to be cut up and have my power restored. Then I will have power firewood and a chance to fix the fence. Then I can find shoes.