Wednesday, February 27, 2008

MS Awareness Week March 10-17

Friday night - March 14 at the Jr blues game we will have M.S awareness night. Still working out the details, but it would be great to use that as a kick off meeting for our bike ride.

So please save the date!

I would like to thank everyone who has signed up for the ride, or who made a pledge! Team Copaxone is on the front page on the Team Fundraisng Honor Roll!!! Keep up the good work!

Last thing - MS walk @ Washington Park May 4th. Might be good day to get a team walk and training ride?

My heart goes out to ya, Geoff

miles walked: 3
February total: 18.6
2008 total: 33.6
temp @ 6:00am 22 (feels like 12 w/ the wind chill)
wind: from the NW 9 mph

forgot to check the temp before i went out - brrr - cold again, but felt logging miles was necessary since Geoff had to scratch yesterday in the Iditarod and he's running through the arctic. Can feel his disappointment thousands of miles away - so figured the least I could do was get out for an hour in 22 degree weather.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Rhino wanted to go for a snowbike ride so we did! Went out the back door hit the course, then made our way to the entrance of Carpenter park. Fresh snow and wind made for a hard ride. We hooked up on Blackberry trail to get out of the wind! But the deep snow made for some hard pedaling. Once out of the woods we had wind in are face all the way home. 2 1/2 m ride seem like 5. All in all think we rode for about a hour. With temp feel like 12.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Abraham Lincoln Triathlon Series

Who wants in?

Rhino and i are going to do abe's mini tri. Hopefully????

Saturday, February 23, 2008


A winning combnation! logged 1st miles of 08. Started out without glasses but it didnt take long to circle back and grab the glasses that have sat on the road bike all winter. 2nd attempt was much better, made my way down to carpenter park. Made quick ride down canyon trail to over look the river. What a site fresh white snow and rolling white water. Wondering why this was my 1st trip out of the year? Cant wait for my next winter ride!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


miles walked: 0
February total: 15.6
2008 total: 30.6
temp @ 8:55am 9 (feels like -7 w/ the wind chill)
wind: from the W 13 mph - gusting to 20mph

Just wanted to post miles I logged while out of town over the weekend, while in a warm and toasty fitness center at the hotel we were staying at. So cold again this morning I couldn't bring myself to get outside. The forecast for next week is looking pretty good though which is good considering there are less than four months left now before the ride!! OMG

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hotel Info

I have booked 10 rooms at the Best Western in dekalb. If you need a room get with me and i will give you a conf #. There is also camping if anyone would like to camp.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Beth!!!!!!!!

miles walked: 0
February total: 9
2008 total: 24
temp @ 6:43am 24 (feels like 14 w/ the wind chill)
wind: from the NNW 9 mph

Can't wait for warmer weather! Didn't get out this morning (again) packing and getting ready for the weekend (going to Indianapolis) but had to post birthday wishes for my good friend!! Happy Birthday Beth!!


(yes! its birthday cake + glitter!) :) :) :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

miles walked: 0
February total: 9
2008 total: 24

Yes I am a slacker and yes I didn't walk today. I promise you when the weather turns - its a whole new ball game! I just wanted to update the miles from the weekend that I never got posted. Think I should get some points for NOT buying myself a box of my favorite Valentine's candy though...

SO ANYway - its Valentine's Day - wanted to post this cool picture of an island I wish I was on right now :)

Here are some cool thoughts on love from Wikipedia :)


Friday, February 8, 2008

hang on

miles walked: 3
February total: 3
2008 total: 18
temp @ 5:23am 33 (feels like 25 w/ the wind chill)
wind: from the SSW 9 mph

Ever have times you feel like this? wow - been one of those weeks! which is reflected in the LOW miles logged this past week. Sometimes you just have to let go of stuff before you can really move on. That's all I have to say about this week.

MOVING ON.... yea - check out the schedule. Laugh - weep when you realize its not a joke and then get moving.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

2008 Race Schedule

  1. 3-1 5 K Miller Stampede
  2. 4-13 John Howard Duathlon
  3. 5-3 Tour De Stooges
  4. 5-4 M.S Walk
  5. 5-25 Bike The Drive
  6. 5-31 Capital City Biathlon
  7. 6-7 Wolf Creek Sprint Tri (camping weekend)
  8. 6-21,22 Tour DE Farms
  9. 7-27 Stoneman Tri
  10. 8-17 10k Abe's Amble
  11. 9-7 Springfield Century
  12. 10-11 Eagle Creek Duathlon
  13. 12-6 St jude 1/2 Marathlon

Friday, February 1, 2008

trying to log miles

miles walked: 0
February total: 0
2008 total: 15
temp @ 5:10am 23 (feels like 14 w/ the wind chill)
wind: from the NE 12 mph

Ok I tried to log some miles for February this morning - but as you can see - that wasn't happening! I figured the sidewalk wouldn't be an option - but I couldn't even walk in the street - think one truck had driven down the street one time, but I couldn't even walk in the tracks - I was pretty much up to my knees in snow. And when I got to the corner there was a truck stopped at the stop sign and backing up - and I thought - he probably doesn't even know I'm back here - so - safety prevails and I decided to spend my hour of cardio shoveling my driveway and trying to dig out my car instead. I guess we had 11 inches total so far. It was pretty dry though and that made it easier to shovel. The boys have a snow day - they'll be happy about that! Might have to log those miles walking at the mall this weekend :)