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Member Since:

Oct 21, 2007



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Remaining uninjured since April 2007


2008 races

GAsparilla 15k: 1st 56:00

Shamrock Shuffle 8k: 1st 29:03

Riverbank run/US 25k Champs: 5th/3rd 1:35:08

4 on the 4th: 2nd (Katie McGregor was there! WoW!!!) 22:52  this was a really cool experience for a small town race!

Ragnar Great River: 1st Overall 21:??Low..

Short-Term Running Goals:

10k < 34:30

15k < 54:00

13.1 < 1:16:00

26.2 < 2:44:00 (Chicago 2008)


Long-Term Running Goals:

10k < 33:30

13.1 < 1:12:00

26.2 < 2:35:00


I love literature. I have two sons that are 8 and 5, and beautiful, funny, intelligent, and independent little guys! I love being outside!  Married to CAsey GAsway

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Still tight. Can breath in deeper, it hurts but I can do it. however, that isn't important, sunday isn't important. I got shocking news today when I took Willie to the eye doctor.

Will is severely nearsighted. I am having some of my first real mamma bear feelings.  This will be one more thing that makes him totally different from Me, Casey, and Cooper.  None of us need glasses, neither did anyone else on either side, until they were in their 40's.  His perscription is 4.75 in one eye and 5.00 in the other.  Those are some thick stinkin' lenses.  Poor kid got my asthma and allergies, now Mr. Magoo glasses, at least he's built like a brick outhouse, with the strength of Hercules.  The rest of us are svelt... and Cooper and Casey have zero health issues.  Not even one allergy!  He's going to think someone dropped him off at our door step!  I think I'm going to buy pretend glasses to wear so he doesn't feel so different. 

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still feel like I can't get a complete breath. But a little better than sunday.

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"you can't always get what you want...." 

That's the theme for this race.  CHICAGO MARATHON....

It was very very cool to toe the line with the Constantina, Colleen... and my new friends Adriana, Zoila, and Stephanie (my three faves).  Three miles in I didn't feel right.  7 miles in I had an idea it wasn't my day (as 6:25 felt like 10k effort), 10 miles  in I got mad and tried to force my body to snap out of it.  By 12 miles I knew that was a lost cause, but forced my stupid body to slog out two more miles just because.  My goal wasn't simply to finish.  My goal was to see the fruits of my labor pay off.  The body would not cooperate.  At the med tent my respiratory rate was 28, and my pulse was 76 (my face was numb).  I made a good decision, but it was a very hard decision.  (with those numbers who'd know if I'd have finished even if I tried to finish.)  I wanted "my day" to occur on 10/12 in Chicago, in front of my family, friends and acquantances.  It didn't but I have faith that there's a reason.  I have faith in my training, and after the infllammation in my lungs is gone I will toe the line again.  HOpefully November 1st.  Historically October has never been my month.  It's been a while since I've tried to race in October and I had hoped I'd grown out of that... Guess not.

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