I can’t believe that on Sunday I am running the Chicago Marathon. Here are some random thoughts as I get ready to leave for Chicago …
After four months of training during the most brutally hot months of the year, I stepped out of my house for my last short run before the race to find weather like this:
To say that I loved the new low temps would be an understatement. I was in heaven.
And then there’s this:
The temp from Thursday’s run will be the HIGH for Sunday’s marathon. And the chance of rain has dropped to only 10%! It’s going to be perfect running weather.
Last night I got a text from my friend (and running partner for the marathon) asking me what size I wore and what color sweatpants I wanted. She was at Wal-Mart picking up throwaways for the morning of the race. She sent me this pic:
I’m a bore so I picked gray. But I wasn’t thinking about others in my decision… I bet someone would’ve loved some nice purple sweats donated to them. There’s always next time.
Earlier this week I received a special “care” package from the team at KIND Healthy Snacks.
Ever since I started my MBA, I haven’t had time to make my homemade peanut butter protein bites, which are the perfect pre-run snack. So instead, I’ve been grabbing KIND bars at the store, which are the next best thing for me. KIND Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein has been my favorite, but I have a feeling I might find a new favorite in here.
Don’t. Get. Sick.
People seem to be sick all around me. I’ve been taking this daily in hopes that I don’t contract deadly disease.
And finally there’s this:
Much luck to all of you running a race this weekend! I’ll catch you on the flip side of 26.2.