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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.

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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.

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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.

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24 Comments on Weekly Run Down: Chicago Marathon weekend and a Model PLC School

  1. I love your Chicago medal with the Picasso image! I remember seeing that last year on the RnR course 😉 I have spectated the DSM marathon many times (after finishing the 13.1), but have never solely “just spectated.” It’s so fun seeing all the action! I love being near the finish line, and high-5’ing all the first-timers…they are so inspiring to ME 😉

  2. I’ve spectated at MCM a few times and love it! It’s so inspiring. Congratulations on the school award. Sounds like it’s well deserved.

  3. Spectating today was fun but definitely a labor of love. It was cold and my feet were numb. We didn’t see many of our runners but we did see Kim! Kooky Runner. So that was good. Looks like a lot of PRs happened today.

  4. That’s so awesome that you ran with your friend for 5 miles, I bet that meant everything to her. Good luck on your half next week! As you know, I didn’t think I was ready for mine a few weeks ago and it turned out to be so much fun.

  5. That’s great that you found your friend and were able to run with her during the marathon! I’m sure she appreciated that. I’ve spectated at the Marine Corps Marathon a couple times and always enjoy it.

  6. I heard from my mom that the app was acting a little wacky yesterday too. They missed me once but I was able to see them at miles 19 and 25.

    Good luck next weekend in Detroit! Can’t wait to hear how the race goes for you.

  7. I’ve run 2 Chicago Marathons but have spectated or volunteered at way more. This was my first time working the expo. I saw Joan and Deena but didn’t know Paula was there. How fun. I think the app is the reason we missed so many runners coming through. Congrats on the school award!

  8. Hope the half goes well for you next week!

    I’ve only spectated our local half/full, & that one is relatively easy to spectate. In fact, I learned this weekend that the place we park at to run doesn’t even get full for the race — how weird is that?

    It’s definitely a lot of fun when you know so many people in it (and much easier here since it’s a much, much smaller race.

  9. Congrats on the school award! Very cool. I was following several friends via the race app for Chicago. It was exciting just to watch their progress on an app! Hopefully some day soon my husband and I will run Chicago. Good luck on your half!!

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