Hey there! How is everyone doing? I think I got bit by the running bug and am now looking forward to running. I am excited knowing that I will run in another state in a few weeks. Oh, and I cannot wait till next week for my Peloton. 🙂
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The weekend of July 19-21 was the BibRave Pro Summit in Chicago. The events included dinner on Friday and Saturday, a Cubs game on Saturday, a community service project, running RnR Chicago, ending with lunch on Sunday after the race. I did not participate in all of the events and after looking at all of the pictures, I regret it. But I still had a lot of fun and it was great to meet so many of them that came from various states.
The first event was a community service project on Friday morning but due to the weather, it was cancelled. A few Pros still met up for a run and then went to get donuts and coffee at Stan’s Donuts. I met up with them at the RnR expo. I had already been there about an hour so I didn’t stay too long. I was excited to see Kathrine Switzer again!
That evening we had dinner at City Winery West Loop which was sponsored by Knockaround. I’ve never been there and I had a great time. I met more Pros while enjoying some delicious wine and food. Check out all of that orange!
The next day was a shakeout run along the lakefront and a Cubs game. That evening was another dinner at Current Kitchen that was sponsored by Aftershokz. During dinner there was a BibRave Podcast recording with Tim and Jessica as well as guest Cindy Kuzma, author of the upcoming book, Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries. I missed all of the events that day and regret it because they all had so much fun!
After a few emails with my coach, I decided not to run RnR Chicago. She told me to take a few days off from running because of my plantar fasciitis. I still went downtown to spectate and of course I had fun! I saw Amanda, Erica, Becca, and a few other friends.
It was warm but luckily not as hot as the past couple of days. It was humid though. Once we saw all of the Pros pass mile 6, we walked over to the finish line where we saw most of them again. Then we met up by the music tent and waited until every Pro had finished. Then it was time to head out because we were meeting for lunch at noon. I walked with Amy to Buckingham Fountain because she wanted to take pictures. She was sharing a hotel room with 4 other women so she wasn’t in a rush to get back to the hotel. While waiting for everyone to shower, get ready, and pack, it started to rain.
Our post race lunch was supposed to be at City Winery Riverwalk but due to the rain we went to Public House. I had a beer and a buffalo chicken sandwich which was so good. I didn’t stay too long but did enjoy my time there drinking, eating, and catching up with the rest of the crew.
I love being a part of this amazing community. I’ve had the opportunity to try some new and cool products as well as run some run races. BibRave is now accepting applications to become a BibRave Pro! Head on over to bit.ly/2FxiKT7 and apply now!
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What a fun weekend, despite the rain and heat. It seems like RnR and Chicago have a big jinx cloud hanging over them with the weather LOL
Haha, no kidding! It is always about the weather that day.
How awesome. Looked like such a fun weekend. I even spotted some SkirtSports.
I’ve applied but never got it.
When did you apply? I asked the person in charge but she said she didn’t have your application. I wish I had better news. She also told me that the applications will open up again at the end of the year and you are welcome to apply again at that time.
A few years ago. Maybe I’ll apply again
Yes, please do that.
I love all the photos and how you’ve put them together in this post!! And how amazing that you met Kathrine Switzer (again!!)!! Sorry you didn’t get to race but sounds like a wise move given your PF. And glad you have been bitten by the running bug again! Maybe this summit is exactly what you needed to get that excitement back 🙂
Thank you! I am sure it would have been a blast running but spectating was just as fun.
I was wondering how that BibRave weekend was! I had not heard anything about it. It’s always fun to meet up with your online running friends and it sounds like the weekend helped you get your mojo back
It was a great weekend and I loved meeting so many people. Hopefully for the next one (?) you can make it here.
This looked like it was so fun! It I wasn’t already coming to Chicago for the marathon I would have come for this – just couldn’t afford two trips this year 🙁 Hope I can go next year and meet everyone!
I understand. Hopefully you can join us next time.
Great recap! I so wanted to attend but I just couldn’t make it work; I’ve always wanted to visit Chicago! Love seeing all that orange! It had to be great to meet everyone.
I hope you can join us next time!
That sounds like an amazing time! Too bad you couldn’t get to all the events, but everything you got to sounds super fun.
Talk about major regrets! Not going to happen next time. 🙂
I’m glad you had fun despite the ridiculous heat that weekend. I hadn’t heard a peep about the weekend until now. Oooh did someone say Peloton?
You are the 2nd person that says they never heard anything about the weekend. I was a bit confused but now I know why. Yes, Peloton!!!