Friday, February 17, 2012

Chicago Women’s Half Marathon 2012 race launch

The Chicago Women’s Half Marathon 2012 has officially launched today! Registration is now open on the website. Here's the final look from the photo shoot I did a few weeks ago. I love the way Fleet Feet Sports Chicago has put the site together, very girlish.
This is one of the e-mails that went out about the race. As you can see I had a fun time taking pics! It looks a little like I'm kneeling down, but I'm actually jumping in the air. This being the only women's half marathon in Chicago, it's kind of a big deal! I'm looking foward to promoting, training and participating come June. My 10 week training will flow right into the Shamrock Shuffle race, it's gonna be awesome!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shamrock Shuffle training & updates

I'm three weeks into training for the Shamrock Shuffle 8K and it's been going well. The longeset distance I've completed is 2.5 miles, and my weekly mileage is up to 6.5. I can definitely feel the affects of increasing my mileage. Hunger is increasing as well as my appreciation for sleep! I'm still strength training too. Between Jillian Micheals and a killer leg workout I've put together (I'll share soon!). I'm thrilled Chicago's mild winter has allowed me to continue to run outdoors. It's 40 degrees today! It's been a little snowy this winter but nothing compared to 2011. Last year this time we had the biggest snow storm in Chicago's history, affectionately called Snowmageddon. I really hope the fabulous running weather continues.
I posted in December about my guest co-hosting an Internet radio show all about natural hair called, Nappturalite Radio. It was a lot of fun and I guess I didn't completely screw things up as the hostess Dawn has invited me to return as guest co-host in March. Yay! I've also been invited as a syndication partner for the show which is super exciting as well. I'll be blogging for the Nappturalite Radio Community as well tweeting and Facebooking (is that a thing?) about all the fun stuff the show has going on.

Just five weeks until the race. I'm getting excited about my first race in over six months!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine's Day craft project

Sweets for your Sweet on Valentine's Day!

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