On Tuesday afternoon I got the best email. I am running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October. And just in case I thought it was a pre-April Fool’s Day joke, I received the same email today.
I am excited but also nervous. I was supposed to run it last year but then got so burned out with my runs that I decided not to run the marathon. Plus, I would come up with one excuse after another for not completing my runs. I started teaching a new grade in September and found myself staying late after school almost every day. The last thing I wanted to do was go running. I know, pretty lame.
I have a new coach this year (my previous one is pregnant and is due in September) and so far have had some really great runs. I’ve been doing a variety of runs each week and do my best to do each one. I’ve missed a few but I try not to worry about it. I am not a big fan of long runs but love to crank out 2 minutes fartleks.
I am looking forward to this upcoming running season. I have some pretty neat races planned for this year and am excited about them.
I currently run in the Saucony Rides and have a little over 300 miles in them. So new shoes should be coming along either this month or in May. I might stay with Saucony or switch over to Asics. I used to run in the Brooks PureFlow and PureConnect but they don’t provide enough support for my toes. I tried the Ghost and Ravenna but those hurt my feet.
This upcoming week is Spring Break. I am looking forward to relaxing, meeting up with friends and catching up on a few shows on Netflix.