Thursday, January 31, 2008 I come....

We're expecting a storm to come through late this afternoon in the Chicagoland area....will I get out Friday morning??? Will I make it to the race?? Should I mapquest the drive to Texas just in case??

Well...I'm getting ready. Got a drop bag to pack (my very first one!) besides my suitcase. Hopefully, I know what I'm doing and I'll have everything I need. I'm one of those that packs too little---I know....strange for a woman! But I've just always been like that. And don't think I'll go shopping if I'm missing anything...I hate shopping!! Too much testosterone in me maybe. Whateva.

I must say I don't feel ready to run 50 miles. I'm just feeling slow lately. Well, lately has been for months. I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm going to get out there and have fun and see what the day brings me. I'm looking forward to meeting people from the Ultra list and more bloggers.

My Mom is meeting me down in Texas and my daughter is flying down with me, so I have a super supportive crew. I was hoping for a friend to run with me, but it looks like business responsibilities have kept him from training. Oh well--maybe it's best I don't have someone to distract me.

Orders from Coach Lisa is to just keep moving--"eat, drink and move" that will be my mantra. I'm placing encouraging words from my coworkers in my fanny pack and I've printed out encouraging words from the ultrarunner that encouraged me to do this race (thanks Dave Bursler!).

So what's my goal? Coach thinks I'll do the 50 in 15-16 hours, so there it is.

Okay now.....BRING IT ON!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Mr Will---my buddy from has challenged me to a weight loss. First one to lose 20 lbs is the winner......the loser then wears the title of Queer. These English boys are so cute......check him out........

MySpaceTV Videos: Leanness Lifestyle - training with Tayah!! by Mr.Will

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Red Runner

All ready for my run on Saturday. Orders were to go a total of 5 hours---3 hours in the parking garage attached to my condo building, powerwalking up and running down, and then another 2 hours in the streets going 4/1 run/walk.
I made it for one hour in the garage, then the cold got the best of me. I'm already tired of the winter here in Chicago. It just gets worse for me each year.
So I went back to my condo, changed to shorts, and went to the gym for the rest of the run (the gym is in my building).
I made it another 3 hours before I totally pooped out. I only brought gels with me and I guess that wasn't enough nutrition. So I'll be more prepared next time.
Four weeks until Rocky Raccoon!! Holy Crap!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Dinner, drinking and dancing....what a way to celebrate!!
That's me and my girlfriend, Anu, spreading good cheer.
Hope the new year brings you much joy and many hours out on the trails!!