I REGISTERED FOR THE CHICAGO MARATHON! :)
After having to put my marathon dreams on hold last year (more about that HERE), I knew I wanted to go for 26.2 again this fall. I thought it would be fun to make a trip out of my first one, plus I've heard that Chicago is great for first-time marathoners. Flat and fast with electric crowds. I am SO there!
Of course, I have some other goals I want to accomplish before Chicago. I'll be running a 5K, two 10Ks, a 15K, and two HMs. I previously made myself a goal to run a sub-1:52 half, but I'm going to lower that to sub-1:51 so that I can qualify for Corral D at Chicago! Since there are 45,000 runners, starting in the top 12,000 would be nice :)
Yesterday, Ben and I laid out all of the races I want to do. We came to the conclusion that after we get our tax return, I can buy my Mizunos (yay!) and if I accomplish either my 10K or HM goal, I can get a GPS watch. How's that for some motivation?
Totally random but also totally awesome-
|Something you don't see everyday|
You just don't see a lot of hot air balloons in Stewartville!
Today we're headed over to our sister-in-law's sister's house (confused yet?) for some "steak, very unhealthy food, and beer." That's a direct quote. Combine that with football and Super Bowl commercials, and you've got the makings of one of the best. Sundays. EVER.
But first, an easy 5-miler :)
Any big Superbowl plans? Who are you cheering for?
What kind of "very unhealthy food" will you be enjoying today?
Did you register for Chicago?