The Smile Project: Days 121-150

121. June 26: BART YASSO

122. June 27: BART YASSO

123. June 28: BART YASSO

124. June 29: Liz, Dave, Steve. “Don’t get too drunk and freak out”

125. June 30: Running, strawberry popsicles, 7lbs of cherries, Michelle & Soraya

126. July 1: Lauren Wechsler, saltines, the GG’s, a patio and pasta

127. July 2: Tempo run, Katie Turner, Crossfit Hot Box Mile record!

128. July 3: Lisa, 400s, 800s, being badass.

129. July 4: Festive outfit, lemon blueberry cupcakes

130. July 5: “Peanut Butter and Jelly” Oatmeal, work, Becca/salmon/quinoa, Dirty Paws/Little Talks/Love, Love, Love

131. July 6: BFFriday, heatwave, melted bike, puerto rican water park

132. July 7: everything.

133. July 8: Sitting on the stoop with Katy

134. July 9: Tempo run, holy omg awesome.

135. July 10: A 1 gallon water jug from March ‘2003’

136. July 11: Laura Klauberg

137. July 12: Lizzi Edwards and her yoga adjustments

138. July 13: Hadley. 

139. July 14: Running in the rain, good chats on a hike, (re)kindled friendships, Annakate, dancing, laughing, laughing some more.

140. July 15: Photographs

141. July 16: Becca Powelson, R. Kelly Sing-a-long

142. July 17: Practical jokes, Trader Joe’s grocery drop-off

143. July 18: Feedback Forum for Runners

144. July 19: Family, old and new

145. July 20: Trirades, Chicken Calendar, German Birthday Cake

146. July 21: Mud puddles, run lessons, my mom

147. July 22: KK, LB, JW, DR

148. July 23: Liz Berey, The Mondays, getting real and dirty.

149. July 24: “She’s my friend in real life.” 

150. July 25: 5 am runs, Hillary, Be-boppin’

The Smile Project: Days 91-120

91. May 27: 35 mile bandit Bike the Drive, patio hangs, unconventional revelations

92. May 28: Allison English and a sparkly spirit

93. May 29: Thrive Foods by Brendan Brazier

94. May 30: Equinox and Lululemon

95. May 31: Good hangs with good peeps and Taqueria La Oaxaquena

96. June 1: Bacon Brownies, being regulars, Dublin’s

97. June 2: 15 miler, cotton tees, run club, MM&A, Gilt Bar, texting

98. June 3: Nolan, Yoga adjustments

99. June 4: Crossfit, sore hip flexors D&C, Hillary

100. June 5: Crossfit, runners, Michigan & Walton

101. June 6: Nana, Flat Nick, actual Nick, Family, yearbook signings, 17 till 17 re: Liz Berey

102. June 7: Wedding Dress/Sister in it, Wittich, KTP and Emma

103. June 8: Laura & Livy and sunshine and grass

104. June 9: Cab driver who rescued me from the #worstrunever

105. June 10: Sunday routines, Lauren’s 30th, Kristen Klanow

106. June 11: Liz and Katy, Whole Foods and tongue tricks, Mangoes and GF Cookies

107. June 12: Possibility. Re: lululemon and Chicago Marathon 2012

108. June 13: Gibson’s Patio in the summer

109. June 14: Family dinner, aerial photos

110. June 15: BFFriday x2

111. June 16: JANET, “victory hands”

112. June 17: Restorative yoga at Moksha

113. June 18: Bikram in the summer, inventory shift with Ayani, GG

114. June 19: Quiet evenings, good hangs

115. June 20: Hugging my sister in the pickup at SEA airport

116. June 21: The g’damn duck boat

117. June 22: You have a BV, McDonald’s, vegan restaurants, being twins, Chuck taylors, cross fit, sister

118. June 23: SEATTLE MARATHON! #17!

119. June 24: Having my face in Wrigley Field re: Hit an Om Run, bloody marys, pedis, sitting on a stoop, bike rides.

120. June 25: Becca and Pinkberry

The Smile Project: Days 61-90

61. April 27: BFFridays, summer anticipation, 7:50/8 miler, Brooks PureConnect 2

62. April 28: VegaOne Chocolate, Bradley Chadwick

63. April 29: Sunday visitor parade, Gandhi quotes, Core Restore, 30 Day Yoga Challenge/Bucket List Check-Off.. FTW!!!

64. April 30: #wewin, Girls on HBO, smile-filled telephone chat

65. May 1: Rain

66. May 2: 400m track, Julie Valenti, Liz Berey, Tavernita

67. May 3: Tim Tam, Guacamole, DC, Pinkberry, Patio, Ali Alley, Run Club, turning 60

68. May 4: BFFridays, Big Star, Margarita x2, Native, JV and Lizzie B, Michelle, Bijoux, Tartare, Papardelle, Sisters, Vodka, 419C, MC, Denim Lounge, Fava Beans, RNCF, 800’s, 2:59:59, Meg Frazier, SkinnyFit, pull ups, Bart Yasso, #epicsmileday

69. May 5: Ayani and her birthday and and Escondido on my lap

70. May 6: Soraya Freeman and Lauren Wechsler. Dave’s 3:12 marathon. Katie and Jason’s baby Emma.

71. May 7: Meg Frazier. Driving around the city with the Monday’s like we are teenagers getting away from our parents. Chia Seeds and Raw cacao

72. May 8: Debra Kosek

73. May 9: Change of scenery, new adventures

74. May 10: Familiar faces, discovered some cool new blogs

75. May 11: Katy, Pinkberry, 4 things, slow morning, coffee

76. May 12: 13.5 miles, back to basics, pouring rain, Julie Valenti, Cafe Sushi, laughing my face off.

77. May 13: Jessi, Balsan, Sugar Ray and Justin Bieber, Outer Space, Girls

78. May 14: A motorcycle named Ruby, Lake Michigan, 8 mile run, Shenna Jean surprise, Fat Labs, Biking in the city, yoga mat strapped to my back, giggling into the sunset, Native Foods.

79. May 15: Tempo Running, 80 degrees, Ray Bans, hash-tagging in texts, serendipitous street side run-in’s

80. May 16: “You Are Beautiful” sign at the track, passing boys, nautical stripes

81. May 17: 800’s, French things, More cupcakes

82. May 18: Post 10 miler, mint chocolate, pedicures and be boppin, KK

83. May 19: 8am wake up, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

84. May 20: Jenny Holzer: Truisms

85. May 21: Just like Jessi said, “down-to-my-bones-happy.” Re: The GG’s.

86. May 22: Outdoor WOD’ing, Instagram

87. May 23: Mom, text messages, little neighborhood/big city, Rihanna, American Idol

88. May 24: Crucial conversations, white pants, Logan Square, Liz Berey

89. May 25: VidRhythm

90. May 26: Soldier Field, weather, Liz Berey (again! back to Liz Berey!!)

Mileage Log: July 15-21, 2011

Adrenaline pump from Monday’s CrossFit experience carried me through the whole week.  

Monday:

  • Bikram Yoga, 1:30:00
  • Crossfit Chicago, “Fight Gone Bad” 346#

Tuesday:

  • Speed work: 7x800, cruise intervals.  All between 3:07-3:16.
  • 4 miles recovery

Wednesday:

  • 9 miles, Steady State, 7:40/mile
  • 3 miles, recovery

Thursday:

  • 8 miles, Tempo, 1:00:11

Friday: 

  • Bikram, 1:30:00

Saturday:

  • Easy 10 miles @ 8:09/mile

Sunday: 

OFF!

Total: 38.5 Miles
11 Weeks until Savannah! 

Breathe

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