Hello November! Cannot believe only two months till the year is over.
It’s been three weeks since the Chicago Marathon. I think I have recovered. I’ve been out for a few runs but nothing more than 4 miles. I really have not had any desire to run. But once I am out there, it is definitely a different feeling. The weather has been pleasant in Chicago so I’ve been able to run in shorts and a short sleeve shirt.
Last Saturday I went for a run and it was gorgeous! A bit deceiving because on my way back it poured like crazy. I saw my cousin and he offered to give me a ride home. I had about 1/2 mile to do and was determined to run 5 miles. And I did!
On Sunday I went to the outlet mall in Aurora to buy a new Coach purse. I came home with two. I checked out the Nike Store and found a Chicago Marathon finisher shirt for about $16. The price was right, the material feels soft and I love the athletic cut which fits perfect. Plus, I had a gift card so it was free right? I ended up buying more stuff than needed there and at Under Armour. I am going back next week to return a few items.
I love the Long Roga Shorts from Oiselle. Yes, even if they did chafe me really bad at the marathon. I bought another pair but somehow they’re big even though they’re both the same size. Not cool.
Thanks to Pinterest something random I did with my kids.
This past Thursday was a Brooks fun run at Fleet Feet Chicago. Some of the runners wore costumes. I ran three miles in 40 degrees weather and it was wonderful. I had so much fun and I did not care that I got all positive splits (10:11, 10:20, and 11:10).
What is my plan now that marathon training is over? Well, I’ve run over 50 half marathons but have never officially trained for one. Also, I’ve never run one under 2 hours. You would think that I would have since I’ve been running for quite a few years. I know it is tough to get out there when it is cold outside so I signed up to be a pacer for the CES Winter Warriors Half Marathon Training Program. Definitely no excuses at all from me. My goal is to run the RnR New Orleans Half Marathon under 2 hours. So I hope you continue to read as I train for my first sub 2 half marathon.
Oh, and not running related but I know I am late to the party here but I am finally watching “Dexter”. All I can say is “Wow”! I watched 8 episodes today and cannot wait to watch more tomorrow.
Dexter fan? What is the best half marathon you’ve run? Any exciting races this month?