Melrunner's Blog

Just another weblog

Sad news October 28, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — melrunner @ 2:03 am

I heard today that an acquaintance’s wife died today of cancer. She was probably 32 years old. They had been married for 2 years or so and she was dx shortly after they got married. I met her once a couple of years ago at a party. He went to HS with me but was a year ahead of me. Rest in Peace M. Rest in peace.

So, like M was saying, we should tell share our loves with others and express our love to others, say it out  loud, hug your husband, your wife, your father, your pets, your children, and remind them of how much you love them.

In other working out news today, I got a gym one week trial for free at 24 hour fitness. I so miss Equinox gym.  I am going to try this gym out for free for one week. I will try to be a little bit less obsessive about my germ phobia. I do plan  on taking some clorox wipes and extra towels, but I will to enjoy my workout and not think of the germs…


I am definitely getting or feeling the post marathon blues… (more…)


Welcome Mel! October 22, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — melrunner @ 12:07 pm

So I decided to start a blog on my running/training; not sure how much I’ll post but at least I might get the motivation to continue with my training.

I’m currently training for my second full marathon on January 31, 2010. I just ran my first marathon on October 11th, 2009. I did the Chicago marathon, and it was absolutely amazing!!!!! I ran it just under 5 hours so I’m extremely proud of myself. In addition to running Chicago, I was able to raise over $3,000.00 for the American Nicaraguan Foundation. Donations can still be done by going to