5K Race Takeaway: Helping a friend reach a PR is so much fun! Half Marathon Takeaway: Sometimes it’s just about finishing. IL Marathon weekend started like usual… Read more “2014 IL Marathon Weekend”
Today was the Chicago Marathon Expo. We had an easy time getting our packets and bags. We found out that a “Spirit of the Marathon II” movie… Read more “2012 Chicago Marathon Expo”
Friday Rob and I left work early to hurry up and pack to get to Drew’s house. We drove up to Davenport, IA to grab our packets… Read more “2012 Bix 7 Expo”
Saturday I got in a run outside at home then we packed up the car to head to Chicago for the weekend. The 2012 Rock and Roll… Read more “2012 Rock and Roll Half Marathon Expo”
Today after work Rob and I had to get to Champaign, IL to go to the IL Marathon expo and run the 5K. Tomorrow morning is the marathon so this was a first. When to eat the night before a marathon when you have a 5K at 6:45pm and then won’t be back home until 8:30-ish.
That resulted in Noodles & Company side salad with fat free dressing and regular buttered noodles at 3:00pm. I have no idea if this is the right route, but we usually eat at 4:30-ish the night before a marathon so we will try this and have a light post-5K snack.
Other than a delayed start so cops could tow a car on the course the start was smooth. The race course is relatively flat and has minimal turns. We ran easy paced. Just before the finish we saw Ryan and Melisa! We always seem to find them at events without even trying, is like a mini-tradition to spot them. 🙂 Then into the stadium to finish Rob and I hold hands. 🙂
After the race we got to chat with Ryan and Melisa for a bit. Then we ran into Erin and Mike (who won tonight’s 5K!) so we caught up with them quickly and then got on the road.
The medal was really nice, the middle “I” spins.
After a really good sleep Rob and I still got up fairly early to get in a run before our busy day began. We decided to check… Read more “2012 Boston Marathon Expo”
My Boston Marathon packet arrived Monday. It’s exciting to get because it’s a sign because it’s getting close to time to go! I cannot wait to get… Read more “#BostonMarathon”
Friday I left work and met up with my girlfriend Lisa to take her to lunch for her birthday and then I went home to bust out… Read more “Everyday I’m Shufflin’”
Friday Rob and I went to yoga, had lunch and then went up to the 2011 Chicago Marathon Expo. The expo like past years did not disappoint.… Read more “2011 Chicago Marathon Expo”
I’m trying out something new, I’m writing this post from Blogsy for the iPad. Anyone use this product? It may take me some getting used to. Friday… Read more “Rock and Roll Chicago Expo”