Good morning and happy Wednesday!
Well, I didn’t make it into the Chicago Marathon.
I’m not going to let it get me down though. I already have a lot going on this year (vacation, 2 weddings, Route 66…) so it would have been tight money-wise. And, it would have been just 5 short weeks before Route 66 making that TWO marathons in 5 weeks- that’s a lot!
But also, you know what? I now have the option to do a bunch of local races. AND! Devote all my energy into training for Route 66 and CRUSHING it!
Chicago is definitely on my bucket list; I will get there one day.
Yesterday was a nice day at work. It didn’t get too crazy and I feel like I got a lot done.
My coworker and friend (Kimmie) was in Plant City yesterday. It felt like I hadn’t seen her in forever. We made sure to set aside some time for a much-needed lunch date. We opted for Beef O’Brady’s. I wanted a salad, but ended up going with a grilled chicken wrap…and curly fries.
It was good, but (I’m happy to say) not as good as one of MY salads. If only I would have had all my supplies on hand.
After work, I went running with one of my coworkers. She’s not a runner, so we’re starting slow. She also had somewhere to be at 6:00, so we were only able to get in a mile. I love seeing the run/walk method in action. When I stared with it, it didn’t feel like much of anything, but getting to see it first-hand in others. Getting to see it help them. It’s a really beautiful thing.
P.S. This was my first run in my brand-spankin-new shoes. And they felt awesome! Like little clouds around my feet. I won’t officially give them the seal of approval until I complete a long(er) run with them.
After I got home, the Boy and I headed over to Costco for a much-needed supply run. I was out of almost all of my salad fixins. I got a new greens mix for my salad base, so hopefully it’ll work out well.
Before heading home, I ran into Publix because I was out of KIND bars and don’t care for the lack of variety in the variety box Costco offers.
I ended my night with some foam rolling, light core work, and a project for work I knew I would have zero time to devote to it today.
And, one last thing… I’d like to give a big HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY shoutout to my grandma!! Her birthday was yesterday, and I’m sure she partied the night away. 😉
Questions of the day
Anyone here running Chicago?
What races do you have coming up?
Favorite salad base?