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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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What a beautiful day it is today!   17 awesome miles... they felt good- really good.  I really like feeling strong enough to break away from my group and run 3 or 4 minutes ahead of them.  I am thinking that I could easily move up a group or 2, but I like the people in my group- been running with them since May, so I dont feel right leaving them now.   So as long as they dont mind if I charge ahead of them and just wait to regroup at water stops, I think its ok. 

right now I am icing my leggers.... can feel my ankles.  and when I got home I took an ice bath!   I thought I would really hate it, but heck, I am from Boston, and go in the cold New Hampshire ocean  every summer... I can handle an ice bath once in a while!!!   Loved it!

Ok, going to watch some olympics.   Gotta spend some time figuring out what the marathoners are sniffing, and what happened to Deena. 

Later ... Talk soon!

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
From snoqualmie on Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 12:46:23

Well, it cheered me up to see someone having a great run this morning, as mine was pretty awful. Congratulations on the good workout!

From walter on Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 13:08:38

Wow woman! No wonder you havnt responded to our blogs for a while! 17 big ones this morning huh!? I didnt know you were from Boston. I hope you saw my blog to Lucia, Im going there in a couple months to fulfill a life long dream, Halloween in Salem!

You know the best ive ever felt after a marathon is when a lady came up to me after St. George and offered to give me an ice rub. They had Frozen Ice in cups and would rub you down with them! Ohh sooo awesome! I got up from that and actually ran a mile cool down. I have never ran after a marathon in my life! I wakeboarded and water skiid the next day! It does help

Im glad to see you guys group up like that. I have found some really fun groups to run with lately, it helps even if your faster. They understand trust me. Keep up the good work.

From Lucia on Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 14:01:44

You rule the freaking world, Jillzo! 17 big ones, that's fabulous!

Let us know what the marathoners are sniffing!

As for the group, I'm sure you'll find interesting people in the faster folks... and you can do some runs with the slower group and others with the faster group! I'd hate to see you slowing down for other people when you can reach a faster goal! I know, I know, it's not all about speed... the social aspect of runs is awesome too...

From walter on Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 14:44:36

Ok there you are! Now my confusion is turned to embarrassment. Sorry. Not bad to get two compliments by the same person huh!?

From walter on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 22:01:06

I know its 10 pm there now but if you go run 1 mile, you'll be on the first page of the top mileage board! You can do it!

From Lucia on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 22:06:30

If you do it I'll buy your lunch tomorrow Jillzo!!! :)

From walter on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 22:13:45

And Ill buy a gift certificate for the next day hows that sound. But you have to run 2 miles, one for Lucia and the other for me. That will put you 1/2 mile ahead of me!

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