No, I did not run the Chicago Marathon and definitely did not feel like I was missing out. The last time I ran this race was 3 years ago. It was in the mid 50s. I ran the first half faster than the second half. However, I did manage to get a PR and bettered my time by 40 minutes from 10 years ago (my first marathon).
I did however felt left out when I saw everyone’s post from the expo. I usually go every year and love it. From the pictures I saw that Joan Samuelson, Paula Radcliffe, and Deena Kastor were there. I’ve only met Deena and have seen Joan on the running path.
I ran 3 days this week for a total of 11.65 miles. I missed my run on Wednesday and Saturday. I was out late at a concert on Friday and slept in. The rest of the day was just busy and then we went to a family dinner. No time to run.
Wednesday evening I went to a Board Meeting because my school was recognized as a Model PLC School. Earlier in the day during our after school meeting, the Superintendent and various Directors showed up to congratulate us. Everything we do we do it for the kids. It feels great to be recognized and I know we will continue to do great things.
Early this morning I went to spectate the Chicago Marathon. It is so much fun to spectate! One of my best friends was running her first marathon. The tracking app was acting funky and I missed her a few times. In the end I did see her and ran with her for about 5 miles.
It was cold Sunday morning. The sun came out a few times and it did warm up but then it got cold again. I wore shorts with a singlet, a long sleeve underneath, and a light jacket on top. I also wore pants and took them off a bit before I started to run.
Another busy and hectic week. Next week is my half marathon. Am I ready? No. My goal is to have fun and enjoy it.
Have you spectated a marathon before? Have you run the Chicago Marathon?
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.