Quick post because I’m about to go to bed. Chicago has been a whirlwind and I’m exhausted! I’ll have a full Chicago recap soon 🙂
So I have to start out by saying that I’m really proud of myself for getting in all of my half marathon training workouts this past week. Saturday night turned into a much later night than I had anticipated (but so much fun and totally worth it).
Saturday morning started out with three miles on the treadmill at half marathon pace (8:54) and a lovely swim with Andrea. Saturday afternoon started with meeting my cousin Lena, who was visiting from out of town, and her friends at the Blue Door Pub for a drink. $4 total for a pint of Indeed Day Tripper and a basket of fries? OK!!!
Then we had reservations for dinner at Masu, one of my favorite restaurants. I (of course) ordered the pork belly ramen and we all split some sushi and edamame. Sake may have been consumed also.
My brother, who was just promoted to sous chef at a local restaurant, wanted to see our cousin while she was in town. So after dinner we stopped by Heidi’s for dessert and cocktails. Then, we dropped Lena off at her friend’s house out in the suburbs. Needless to say, I did not feel like getting up when the alarm went off. But I dragged my butt out of bed, got ready and headed to the gym. I wasn’t in the clear yet though. Once I got on the treadmill, I didn’t feel like running. I kept having this internal battle telling myself that it wouldn’t hurt to cut my run short and proceeded to make excuses for why this was so. Then, I would tell myself to suck it up, blah blah. Well, this went on for awhile and before I knew it, I got all six miles in!
6 miles in 59:12 (9:52 pace)
After the gym, I had to rush home, shower and get to the airport to make my flight to Chicago. They have a really nice fitness center in my hotel so tonight after was nice and full from dinner, I lifted some weights, walked on the treadmill and got some quality stretching time in.
On another note, I’m having foot issues again (last time was about one year ago) and since I’m racing this weekend, I might take tomorrow off from running….we’ll see. Sorry for this incredibly random, rambling post. I hope you’ll all forgive me.