I thought it said 2.62

Recent Entries

Previous WeekHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesToto Too's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageMonth View
Graph View
Next Week
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!


west orange,nj,

Member Since:

Oct 11, 2012



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

My biggest accomplishment is that, a year and a half ago at age 52, I got my oversized behind off the couch and started running.  Not that what I was doing resembled running when I started, as my daughter told me, it was more like "shuffling".  I started with Couch 2 5K and progressed to the RTL Half Marathon plan.  7 months and 50 pounds (lighter!) later I completed my first half marathon .  Some would say that where I am now still barely resembles running, but I love it, am continuing to progress, and am not the last person to cross the finish line, so it works for me!

Short-Term Running Goals:

1.  Reach my goal weight by the end of 2014 which will be 110 lbs. less than where I started

2.  Finish my first full marathon, this October at the Marine Corps Marathon.  I cannot think of a greater group to run for, or with, and am totally pumped, inspired, and honored to be able to participate!

3.  That's year one.  I guess for year 2, if I know myself, I will plan to complete another marathon so I can continue to better my running and my time...  Clearly, I have not thought much beyond this October yet, it's kind of a major goal :)

Long-Term Running Goals:

In my lifetime.....

Maintain a healthy weight and active lifestyle.  Continue to run every other day and to use that as a vehicle to explore new places, until no longer possible.  Running and mobility are freedom.


My cheerleaders:

My awesome husband of 29 years (since 1985)!

My son, age 24 and my daughter, age 21

And of course, my best running partner, my 1 and a half year old Australian Cattle Dog / Boxer mix, Carmen.  We rescued each other, and she keeps me forever young.

They are my inspiration and they tell me I'm their "hero".  Without them, nothing would have meaning.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Total Distance

Very strange day!  Drove an hour an a half to Allentown, PA for the Superbowl 10K only to get there and turn around and drive home. There was a bomb scare, of all things, on the parkway where the race was to be held. After driving home and hanging out for a bit, I took my dog out to a reservation and did 6.25 to make up for the disappointment of no race. Better safe than sorry, but I hope they reschedule to a weekend that works for my schedule. I was happy to start off Feb. with some miles after a disappointing mileage month in Jan.

Total Distance
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
Web fastrunningblog.com