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“GO! 5K Trail Run” in Oak Brook

I was asked to post information on an event happening this November in Illinois. It happens to be a drive away from me. For those of you living in the Chicago Metropolitan area, this may be something to which you’d like to take the family for a fun fall day out, as well as a way to help out those in the community. Here’s the info…Have a great day!

GO! 5K Trail Run

Fullersburg Woods • Oak Brook, IL

November 15, 2008

Race Begins at 9:00am

Registration Link:


All funds raised will go towards:

• NEW “Art in the Park” program

• State-of-the-art classroom for teachers and students

• Program development for underserved communities

• Exhibit improvements


A cool place and a beautiful setting! Whether you just want to have some family fun on a brisk walk or you’re looking to beat your personal best time, Fullersburg Woods’ beautifully groomed trails over a fantastic fall setting for a 5K run/walk. Enjoy the great outdoors while supporting the Fullersburg Woods’ educational programming that generations of families to come will enjoy.

Pre-registration is $30. Registration will also be available 7:30 – 8:30am on race day ($35). Children 12 & under can participate for free with their parents, but will not be eligible for t-shirts or goodie bags unless registered. This event features winding wooded trails, creek side views, professional timing, top of the line goodie bags, and USATF certification. (IL-06096-JW)


For more Information:

Phone:   630-850-8110  


Free child registration:   630-850-8112  


Middle of Week 7 and My First Poll

There’s a new poll feature available, so I thought I’d give it a try today to find out a little about my running visitors and friends. Check out my post for today’s run and the poll that follows it on my Week 7 page.

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Week 7 Has Started!

I just posted my report on Day 1 of Week 7 of the C25K on the Week 7 page. Thanks for coming by!


Congrats to all the Chicago Marathon Runners!

Just wanted to say a quick congrats to all who ran in the Chicago Marathon today! Special congratulations to our friend, Liz. You did great!  🙂

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25 Minutes and onto Week 7 next time!

Having a good weekend, everyone? I just wanted to let you know that I’ve posted my report on my third workout for Week 6 on the Week 6 page. I did 25 minutes today! 😛

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Another Link & an Interlude in Week 6

Here is the third step of Roni’s series, “3 Steps to a Healthier YOU!”

Step 3: Move More

I also commented on her article, but wanted to repeat my comment here, so I’ve posted it as an interlude to my Week 6 progress on the Week 6 page. It was something that I realized I wanted you all to read, too, because it explains a little about my attitude about the running.


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Week 6, Day 1 Report Posted & Links…

I finally wrote about Monday’s workout! You can read it on my Week 6 page. Doing Day 2 today, so that should be up soon, too.

If you get a chance, check out Steps 1 & 2 of a 3-Step series from Roni on her site, Roni’s Weigh, called, “3 Steps to a Healthier YOU!” She’s got a lot of personal insight into getting healthier and accepting your body before you can change it, and how losing weight didn’t make her happy, but getting healthier did. Step 2 is about throwing away the idea of being “on a diet” and making good choices, instead. If you make a wrong choice, make a better choice the next time. It’s a very insteresting read. I’ll post the link to Step 3 when it’s on the site.

Step 1: Self-Acceptance

Step 2: Stateless Dieting


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Walking vs. Running & Net Calories

I just found an interesting article on that asks the question, “How Many Calories Are You Really Burning?” and talks about the differences in calories burned between walking and running. I had no idea that there’s a difference between “total” calories burned and “net” calories burned. It’s an interesting read. Has anyone else ever heard of this?

Week 6 begins for me tomorrow. After doing the 20-minute run yesterday, I feel that tomorrow’s will be a lot easier, having shorter, more frequent intervals. I wonder why it’s after the longer run? Maybe it’s deceptively more challenging, or maybe it’s a merciful break before the 25-minute run at the end of the week.  😛


20 Minutes…On Cloud Nine!

I finished Week 5 with a 20-minute run! I’ve posted my report on my Week 5 page. What a feeling!

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8 Minutes!

Today was Day Two of Week 5, meaning I had to do two sets of 8-minute runs, with a walking break in the middle. I also had my very first “should I be going on” moment, when I started feeling a little nagging feeling in my lower right leg. Both reports for the week so far are posted here, on my Week 5 page.

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