Chicago Marathon training is in full swingers beasty mode. Been a good week of running. Let’s go backwards, shall we?
Sunday – I had a race, but I’ll save that recap for the next post. So let’s go to Saturday. This was the long run of the week.12 sweaty sweaty miles.
Texas roads don’t look normally like that – It’s a weird route because it was around a lake.
The plan for this run was to do a 9 mile loop of the lake, followed by a 5k race to make an evenish 12. Well part I of the plan went ok, part II did not. I had failed to pre-register for the race, and by the time I got there they had run out of bibs. So no dice, Detroit!
So mad that I had to partially strangle my running booze.
No worries – Went ahead and ran the final 3 miles along the race course so I could cheer for friends. And yay! Some of them won age group awards!
Tory y Juash. A tale of two pairs of shorts.
Serene got her medal, but her real reward is that I let her run with me sometimes.
Afterwards we met up with a bunch of other runner friends to get wasted on tacos! Woot woooot!
It’s ok to wear blue shades there, it’s a hipster taco joint. Fo realz – everyone in there is either in short running shorts or purple skinny jeans.
Moving on…or uh, further backwards….The weekday runs were also on point. The highlight being the Thursday Night Social Run.
Click image to enlarge and see all the totally not photoshopped action going on here. Really – Some of my friends just have weird proportions and don’t cast shadows.
This run took us past yet another group of longhorn statues. Not sure why we need so many of them here, but whatevs.
We were looking at something udderly amazing. Honest, I wouldn’t steer you wrong! Thank you, I’ll be here all week!
It was also like runner Christmas in July at my house cause a gift magically appeared this week…My ALZ Stars tech tank!
Thanks, Running Santa!
As you may know, I’m running Chi-town this fall on behalf of an Alzheimer’s charity. I’m so proud to represent the purple! If you would like to donate to the cause, you can find info HERE. And to those who have already donated, I know it’s slow going, but I promise to get your thank you prizes soon!!! #BoomShakaLaka!
On to more run-fun!
How bout yous guys? Do you believe in Running Santa? Ever have a hipster taco? Isn’t it unbullieveable how many longhorn statues are ’round here?
PS. Come back in a day or so for rest of the weekend’s recap!!!