A 22 Mile Half Marathon, Freezing Texas & It’s Chicago Marathon Week (Eeek)!!

Sup beaches? Keepin it real, or really keepin it? Good, I hope you’re well.

Things my way have been 2 fast 2 furious – and not in a street car racing kind of way. Life, ya know? But here’s the thang – It’s Chicago Marathon Week!!!! I cannot believe it’s finally here. It seemed so far away when I first registurd. Breathe Scotty, breathe.

OK, I had all these blog posts planned, but I just haven’t had the time. So let me catch you up now…….We had our last 20+ miler the other week ~ 22 to be exact.

Yes, I ran 9 miles, then a  half marathon.

Is that gal in the red headband checking me out? She thirsty!

Yes, I ran 9 miles…then a half marathon. That’s how that worked. This was a hot and humid day in North Texas. Wasn’t the prettiest run, but got it dun with the help of my run partner (the open mouthed gal) and my friends along the course.

Normally they're just full of hot air.

Normally they’re just full of hot air.

Between the 13.1 and the 5k I placed in the day before, I came away with a pretty nice lil haul for the weekend.

Two medals, one trophy. Better than two girls, one cup. Or one guy, one jar.

Two medals, one trophy. Better than two girls, one cup…Or one guy, one jar.

But since that day, the Mountain Dew Point has fina-freakin-ly broke!!!!! We’ve had almost fall like weather. It’s been Glorious!

Needed to warm up with jalapeno soup!

Needed to warm up with jalapeno soup!

My legs feel like they have a spring in their steps. I just can’t say enough about how happy I am for this weather after such a rough Texas blistering summer.

gggg

Sun, I eat you.

It’s been good, cause we haven’t had much of a taper – still running 40-50 miles per week per the training plan. Somehow though, I’m ok with that. Just enjoying the freedom of the runs.

Hoping I get patriotic winged feet by race day.

Hoping I get patriotic winged feet by race day.

I really hope this weather is a preview of what we’ll currentview when we get to Chi-town.

Mouth open - it's so nice to finally be able to breath!!! No soup like air for you!

Mouth open – it’s so nice to finally be able to breath!!! No soup-like air for you!

I do have some confidence going in to this marathon. I feel way more prepared than I ever have for a race. 26.2 is never easy, but I know the work we put in all summer will pay off when we get to that start line.

Oh, and speaking of which, look what came in the mail…

Sorry for the language - I work blue on Snapchat.

Sorry for the language – I work blue on Snapchat.

Woo to the hoo. We do this. Almost there, baby doll.

How bout you? Ever run a 9 mile warm up for a race? Anyone I should look for in Chicago? Can you dig it?

PS – Come back tomorrow, I have some more good updates to share!!! And yes, I will get to responding to your comments. Soon, I pinky swear!

-Scott

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9 thoughts on “A 22 Mile Half Marathon, Freezing Texas & It’s Chicago Marathon Week (Eeek)!!

  1. Wish I could head to the city to cheer you on, but I’ve got a half marathon the day prior. Good luck and have a blast!!! I’ll be thinking of you!!!!!

  2. charissarunning

    Great job with your training! You’ve really been putting the miles in (and in the worst heat and humidity!) and I know it’s going to pay off for you this weekend! Good luck!!!

    P.S. That jalapeno soup just looks delicious and I want some!

  3. Looks like the perfect weekend with lower temps and some bling! Today was the first day in months where I ran and didn’t feel like dying – so YESSSSS!!!! on the lower, disgusting, suffocating humidity. Blech. I can’t believe it’s October and I totally get not posting much – gets busy in the house! But wow! Almost marathon time! Will be thinking of you and hoping you have PERFECT weather!

  4. holy balls, a 9 mile warm up!! Up until about a month ago 9 miles was the longest I ever ran. HORRAY for Chicago week!! GOOD LUCK. Sending you ALL THE LUCK. You gotta find Helly from Helly on the Run!

  5. I ran a 6 mile warm up before a half marathon then a 3 mile cool down. I did it two weeks before my marathon. I definitely recommend it as a training run. Lots more fun than just grinding out 22 miles together.

  6. Our weather for the race looks to be on the warm side. Hoping the Windy City helps that a bit! I will look for you amongst the thousands in Corral C.

  7. Its time already?! May the weather be ever in your favor!

  8. can’t say i ever ran a 9 mile warm up — nice job, you psycho. 🙂 hope the Chicago marathon goes wonderfully!

  9. I think a 9 mile warm up might be a bit excessive for me 😉 Good on ya, friend. Can’t believe it’s race week!

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