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.

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