Friday was the first day of fall. But it did not feel like it at all. We’ve been having some HOT weather which is normal for July/August but NOT September. We have a few more warm days and then it is supposed to cool down. It looks like it will be cooler for the Chicago Marathon.
I am actually looking forward to fall. For sure the weather. I am excited to wear shorts/capris with a long sleeve shirt or thin jacket. To me fall is the best season for running!
This week I ran 4 days for a total of 11.18 miles which includes a 5k today. Tuesday’s 2 miles felt tough. I had Open House at my school on Thursday and I knew I would not want to run afterwards so I ran early in the morning. It was weird being out there so early.
I got a late start to my run on Saturday and paid for it later. That afternoon I went to Soldier Field to pick up my bib for the Chicago 5k. It was a good expo and I was tempted to buy a new pair of Saucony Kinvara 8. They were only $95 and are very comfortable. But I have too many shoes and definitely do not need another pair.
Today I ran the Chicago 5k. I had signed up for the half marathon but changed it yesterday to the 5k. Although the medal for the half is much nicer, I am glad I ran the 5k. I didn’t get a PR (wasn’t planning due to the weather) but still pleased with my time.
Then in the afternoon I attended the “Breaking Through The Wall: Marathon Preparation Seminar”. Although I am not training for a marathon, I enjoy going to it and hear inspiring stories from various runners. Last year I met Meb Keflezighi, Desi Linden, and Amy Cragg. This year it was Scott Jurek, Ryan Hall, and Amy Cragg. It was cool holding Amy’s bronze medal from 2017 World Marathon Championships in London. When it was my turn to take a picture with her, I asked her if she could hold her medal. Instead, she asked ME if I wanted to hold her medal. Yes!!
I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap.
Hoping everyone had a good week!