With event season (and marathon training) at its peak, things here are crazy busy so this is my attempt to fit everything from the last 6 days into a quick post. Lucky for you that means less talking from me. . .
My roommate Meghan and I ran The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half Marathon last Sunday so Friday we went over to Fleet Feet South Loop to pick up our packets.
Saturday was carbo loading time and we went to town on this pizza at Spacca Napoli. I was so busy eating that I forgot to take a photo until we were almost done. Verdict: amazing, you should definitely go try it.
Sunday morning rolled around and we woke up bright and early to chug coffee and eat our oats and then headed over to Grant Park for the start. Did I mention this was Meghan’s FIRST half marathon? Cheers!
We ran the first 4 miles and the beginning of the course through the Mag Mile was great. Then I sped up a little bit and the course was downhill (unfortunately not literally) from there. We followed the lake south until mile 8.5 and then we turned around to head back ending up where we started in Grant Park.
Pros: there were plenty of water stations, Meghan was there and I didn’t die.
Cons: it was hot, spectator scarce and I didn’t die.
Shout out to Deanne, my co-worker, friend and Team LUNGevity cohort who came out to cheer us on! Seeing her at mile 11 was definitely the pick up that I needed!
Here we are on the step and repeat looking like super stars clearly (the kind that sweat a lot).
Overall I’m glad that I did it but next year I plan on going back to the Chicago Half in September, mainly because they hand you a beer when you finish.
Here I am with my dad and sister after the race. My dad has a medal too. . kidding those are keys.
After the race I did the dumbest thing possible. . . I showered, changed and went to Oakbrook mall (read: outdoor walking in 90 degree weather) to shop with my sister for her homecoming dress. It was totally worth it though because I got to hang out with this little nugget!
Monday was a lot of Meghan and I recovering (hello Labor Day) with snacks, SNL reruns and then Trivia Night.
Tuesday I made this because my grandma says that homemade cooking “brings all the boys to the yard”. Meghan and I looked outside when the pie was finished and the yard was empty. . so naturally we ate it all topped with vanilla and caramel ice cream.
Then Meghan and I tried out FlyWheel for the first time at their launch party Wednesday night. There are not many things I hate more than spin class so I went into it a little sour. The first 20 minutes or so were rough but then Holidae In (yup, that’s how it’s spelled) came on and my mood instantly changed. Also our teacher had moves like Beyonce and the rest of the class was ‘fun’.
I started my day off at the Bank of America Marathon Charity Operations Meeting and with 37 days to go, I am super pumped! Speaking of Team LUNGevity, shout out to Matt Goode who has raised over $35,000 and oh yeah, is running a marathon!
Tonight after work I am running the Bears Shuffle 5K with co-workers so stay tuned for a fun update.
And that’s all for now!