Saturday morning was a Shake Out run with Bart Yasso and Deena Kastor.  It was seriously a gorgeous day for a run.  Bart is such a cool guy.

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I saw Josh Cox again.  I first met him last year at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon.  Well, I didn’t meet him at the race but the day before the race at another shakeout run.

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Deena is a speedy woman!  I could not keep up with her.

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The first 50 people that arrived got a free gift from Asics.  I was number 45.  The gift was a cool backpack, an October copy of Runner’s World Magazine (happy about it because I don’t have that issue), a pair of Asics socks (so soft but I gave them to my mom), and a bib holder by FuelBelt.

I stuck around for a little bit and then made my way back to my car.  It was about a mile back so I walked slowly while enjoying the sunshine and seeing all of the runners possibly enjoying one last run before the race.  And then I saw Joan Benoit Samuelson.  I said “No way” because I was surprised that I saw her at that exact moment.  However, she was running so fast and my slow legs seriously could not keep up with her.  I couldn’t even get a picture of her.  But at least I did see her.  So even though I don’t have a picture it still counts right?

 

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2 comments on “Chicago Marathon Weekend Part 2”

  1. Glad you were able to enjoy the marathon weekend even if you didn’t run it. You got to meet some cool people. That October Runner’s World is priceless you know since I’m in it and all. Look for me in the orange in the track picture in the Chicago article.

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