Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Race Salute!

Welcome to all my new followers.  So many of you joined in for the Jelly Bean race, and I hope I stay interesting enough for you to keep reading!   I've been a bad blogger friend, but I will get around to visit your blogs as soon as I can.

I leave for Champaign in a few short hours and still haven't even decided on a race outfit.  Somehow the royal wedding took precedent this morning?!  The weather is looking good for the Illinois Marathon, but I'm not counting my eggs yet.  We'll have comfortable temps, escape the rain, but will have to fight through some spring wind.  I'll take it.

Every run this week, I have envisioned the Finish Line... the loop around the stadium, the final climb to the entrance, and the dash across the football field to cross at the 50-yard line.  That part I've got down... it's the rest of the race I'm unsure about!  

It's the last weekend in April and there are a lot of races this weekend!  Good Luck to each and every one of you!  This is my Race Salute to you!!!  You've trained for this... now go kick some asphalt!!  I can't wait to hear of new PR's and read your race recaps next week.

Kim @ (Just) Trying is for Little Girls - Eugene Half Marathon
girafy @ 365 Days of Awesome - PCRF Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon
Kim @ Book Worm Runs - 10K
Toni @ Running Loving Living - Long Island Half Marathon
Missy @ Southern Girl Running - CPCC Skyline 5K
Holly @ I Hate the Treadmill - Park to Park Half Marathon
Kim Hebert - Nashville Half Marathon 

and all my fellow comrades at the Illinois Marathon in Champaign, IL
Elizabeth @ New Mercies - Illinois Marathon
Barbara @ Running Strong for Hope - Illinois Half
Courtney @ Run Courtney Run - Illinois Half
Angie Cordio - Illinois Half
Marcie & Brian Linne - Illinois Half
Leslie Poppenhouse - Illinois Half
Jennifer Young - Illinois Half
Twix @ Lost and Found - Illinois 5K

If you're racing this weekend (or next), leave a comment and let us know!


  1. Good luck Jess! You will rock it! Looks like the weather will be a LOT better than Oshkosh too, so if you ever get a little tired just think about how nice it is outside!

  2. I'm running Heels & Hills Half Marathon on Sunday!! Have a great race weekend!

  3. In honor of the wedding I think a hat should be part of your running outfit.
    Best of luck to you!

  4. You will rock the race this weekend! Good luck to everyone else racing this weekend too. :-)

  5. Good luck, my RLRF sister! Let's emphasize the Run Faster part on Sunday morning, shall we?

  6. Thanks chica! Good luck to you too!

  7. Good Luck to you and all the others! I will be in OKC doing the half on Sunday. The weather looks pretty miserable....50s, rain, and wind! I guess it could be colder.

  8. I'm running the Thrill of the Grill 5k tomorrow. Going for a PR!
    Good luck on your race!!! I can't wait to read about it.

  9. Yeah! I am also running the Eugene Marathon on Sunday- weather looks good so far.

  10. I’m doing a 5k tomorrow! My goal is 27 minutes and that would be my fastest time EVER if I can do it. :)

  11. Good luck Jess! You will kick some bootie, I know it! Can't wait to hear how everything goes.

    Signing up for my first 5K today- can't wait to get my first Salute! :)

  12. Good luck! I ran the half last year and the year before and enjoyed the course. Hopefully the wind will be in control for the am hours.

  13. good luck to you and all of your running buddies :) Have a great race!!!

  14. Thanks for the shout out Jess! Great job today....the winds were brutal but you showed Mother Nature whose boss!!

  15. Good luck everyone who is running!!
    PS it's ok I've been a bad blogger too!! Trying to do some catch up now!


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