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Member Since:

Mar 30, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Marathons: Pre-Marine Corp Training Marathon, Marine Corp (5:24), DC Inagural (5:02), Pittsburgh.

National Half Marathon (end of March 2007) 2:18:01 (10:21)

St Pats.Shamrock 8k (Mar. 18, 2007) 45:47 (9:13)

Jingle Bell 10K 2006 60:43 (9:47)

Run for Victory 5k (2001) 27.52.1

Short-Term Running Goals:

In the next 6 months I would like to feel fitter, look fitter, run faster, and not feel like an elephant plodding along. I would like to improve my 5K times, and run a marathon in October. Goal for the marathon is 4:30. Not sure if this is possible....

Long-Term Running Goals:

Let's just get through the summer, then we can talk about long term running goals!


Trying to get in shape through running. Not sure I enjoy it -- I feel it too much, I am too loud running.. it is not graceful. Not pretty. I have had some euphoric moments running, like when listening to Bon Jovi (I know...I know) or Tina Turner (you're simply the best!!) but these moments are not that often. I love how I feel after accomplishing a run.

I love the treadmill.... Love my ipod... blink 182 (are you feelin' this..) and a whole mish mash of other tunes that get me moving. I want to be better, faster, more graceful... and more accountable- therefore I am here.



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No shortcuts for me, baby! Not tonight!  I got some catching up to do!  I got home and jumped into our jacuzzi tub - the really deep one- and "chilled" in the ice bath for 10 minutes.   It was very hot out....   But it was a good run.   I do have a little annoying somethign or other around my right ankle - the one i shattered in 7th grade when i went on a snow tube off a massive ramp somone built- crushed the little balls on my ankle... and I feel it a tad on the inside.  Se la vie... it won't stop me!  

Lunched with the lovely Lucia today- this blog is a wonderful thing.  I guess Sasha gets a huge thanks for bringing all of us together.

Talk soon cuties-   Jill 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
From jill on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 21:41:35

oh darn- if i would have run just .8 miles longer, I could have been on the mileage board! Bummer dude.

From walter on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 22:05:49

wal-zo? Nicely done number one! Im glad you put in some quality miles. I think about injuries all the time and why we go through them. I think in the next life running will be a non necessity. Hopefully not but I always think about that. Will it be competitive or will there be a 5k fun run every week. lol Keep it up Jill.

From Lucia on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 22:19:27

Wowww Jilzo, 9.2 big ones, you're rockin'!

That ankle accident sounds really painful, ouch! Hopefully it's nothing more than an annoyance and the ice bath will help make it better. Keep up keeping up!

From walter on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 22:44:30

Ok Jill and Lucia, I just went out to mow the lawn (thats what we do in the west) and I was limping. My leg needs Ice. So I remembered that I have this cool little icing cuff. Its called Cryo Cuff made by Aircast. The web site is: and you can get one for your ankle or knee or shoulder whatever. You fill the water container up with ice then water, let it sit in the water a bit then the sleeve goes over your knee or ankle etc. and it works great. You can buy them online. Im going to use mine right now.

From walter on Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 18:44:52

Jill are you being quiet because you know Im sending you some bright white velcro shoes? lol Im crazy, ill do it! Sounds like someone got the touch of the busybug!

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