Are you ready for this? :) 61 days…

Quote of the day: 
“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit…what a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

Power Song of the Week: 
“Don’t Let Me Fall”  by B.o.B.
I was up so high looking down at the sky – don’t let me fall
I was shooting for stars on a Saturday night
They say what goes up must come down, 
But don’t let me fall…

Weekly Vitals: 
98/60 = BP
66 = pulse
141.5 = weight
98.6 = temp
Still 5’6″ (darn I thought I would at least gain an inch!) 🙂
Blood levels = 11.8 (normal 12)
Photo:  My finish at Mt Wachusett in June


(Gotta love Daily Mile & my Garmin 405 = motivation from new & old friends!)

July 19 week = 35 miles

July 26 week= 48 miles
August 2 week = 52 miles 
Longest run = 8/2 = 18.2 miles
Trail pace 10 min/mile
Road pace 8.5 min/mile

Racing Targets

Never give up! BUT always listen to your body!

Mt Toby (MA) 14 miler – 11 days

Race to the Top of VT = 19 days

Applefest (NH) 1/2 marathon = 46 days

Leaf Peepers 1/2 marathon  (VT) (tentative) = 53 days

Chicago Marathon = 61 days 

Chicago Marathon Plan!

Have Fun!

ACS DetermiNation fundraising efforts – $276 of $1000 goal met to date

ACS DetermiNation schedule of events TBA

Elite B coral with Cara

 I am Wonder Woman & Cara is Batgirl!  (Capes and all!)  My sister Laura is in process of making our costumes RIGHT now!)  How FUN is that!  🙂
Judy joined Team Boston or Bust!  🙂  Thanks Judy! 
Charlie will be there — will he have pink hair again????
DP Turtle (aka David Pittman) is bringing CAKE!  🙂
Staying at the Marriott with my love!  Going to Bin 36!  My fave Chitown restaurant

We are all so excited for Chicago — I am watching my blood levels and my body response to training and so far so good!  🙂  Chicago is one of my favorite flat and fast marathons.  Just need to watch the heat!  But of course with my new friend / elite runner Cara is sacrificing a PR to pace me — so I will have a personal race monitor.  I am so lucky to have the support of so many runner friends and ACS colleagues and volunteers at this race – it WILL be the best marathon for those and many other reasons!  Yay!

Posting here the prototypes for Batgirl and Wonder Woman! 

Also my latest ChiPower Playlist!

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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