3:40:18 my time in The Fox Valley Marathon
1,000's of smiles or a permanent smile during Fox Valley. Just because it felt so damn good to run that day.
25 minutes the margin of PR from The Chicago Marathon 2011 to Fox valley 2012
14 pounds lost approximately during the past 8 months. First time I was able to lose weight during marathon training. Really made a huge difference in the way I felt throughout training and the race.
1:46, yes, 1 hour and 46 minutes worth of PR from my first marathon (NYC 2002) until Fox valley. You'd better believe I'll be shooting for that number to be 2+ hours next year!!
6 The number of marathons I've now completed
587 miles approximately run during the 14 weeks of training.
50 minutes the amount i took off of from marathon #5, the ING Miami Marathon. *i was injured during this race. And 85+ degrees and 100% humidity didn't help.
5 the number of times after Miami I said "no more marathons." we all know how that turned out. Hehe
3 the number of marathons I'll be running this year. Chicago is next up in 2 weeks.
2 injuries/scares. 1 was a possibly shin issue that resolved in a few days. The other was the ankle.
2 weeks the amount of time before Fox Valley that I sustained the ankle injury. I also hurt myself 2 weeks before the Miami marathon (hip flexor). 2 weeks pre race is full of bad juju for me apparently.
2 weeks until marathon #7!!! and the opportunity to "give back" by being the worlds biggest cheerleader/supporter while my L runs his first marathon. ( My BFF Tribu stayed with me in Miami and made the experience 100% more enjoyable- she sacrificed her race to stay with me)
It's the least I can do for the man that supports me through these training cycles. And I couldn't be more excited for Sunday Funday, October 7 to run with my partner through the streets of Chicago!