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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Chicago, it is!

Chi-town here I come! Last night, my husband and I discussed the two proposed races and he told me simply: "I know that Chicago is the race you want to run, so you should do that." Cool. Case closed, and Chicago it is. Money-wise, we'll just have to include it as part of our vacation budget, so I think it is do-able! Are you guys already jumping out of your pants to meet me? You should be, I'm pretty awesome.

So, while Chicago is on my mind, I do have more pressing races to think about -- like that 1/2 in less than 4 weeks! I have been running regularly, but haven't been putting in any distance. Yesterday, though, I did double duty: ran 3 miles and then walked later in the evening (I'm not sure how far we walked b/c Erin and I first walked the dogs and then walked by ourselves since she felt as though she needed a better workout -- I'm a slow walker and she complained that I was walking at "mall" speed and we needed to pick up the pace -- so I guess we clocked about 3 miles total, 2 at "mall" pace and 1 at "long-legged-Erin" pace).

Therefore, my goal this week is to put in a distance run, nothing real far, but something in the range of 6-8 miles. I figure if I do that, a 10, and a 12 before the 1/2, I should be set to conquer that 1/2 -- but only Feb 18th will tell how that will turn out.

10 comments:

Running Jayhawk said...

In case you were wondering...this just made my day! :)

Register now (the field is getting close to half full). Let me know if you need me to scout out hotels or anything for you.

Jess said...

Thanks Jayhawk! I will register promptly and will begin a hotel search. On the La Salle Marathon website, they also have hotel suggestions, and I noted that if I book with American Airlines, I get a 5% discount, which is sweet b/c I checked ticket prices today and they were very reasonable!

I'm already excited and it's more than half a year away!

Neese said...

LOL i bet you ARE pretty awesome!:)

Erin said...

Just don't stay at the haunted hotel I did for work!

Oh, and we did close to 3 miles-maybe slightly over. I am a speed walker and can't help that my legs are twice as long as yours. Maybe you can run while I walk-it's about the same speed :) Just kidding!!!

Bob said...

Jess you made a great choice, I will add you to my Chicago Bound List on the Blog. :-)

Taryn said...

You will have such an awesome time! And remember to bring *warm* running clothes! It was freezing, especially for us tropical-local girls!!

Go you!

Firefly's Running said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!

Nicole said...

Congrats on making a great decision. I hope you enjoy it - its a great race.

brunettechicagogal said...

Jess, I am super psyched for you! Chicago is an excellent choice. Flat course, amazing crowd support...And we'll definitely have to meet, as I will be doing it, barring any unforeseen circumstances. I haven't registered yet; waiting for my Feb. paycheck. Lots of people from the Flyers will be running as well. Let me know if you need any advice on any aspect of the race! Trying to figure out how we can exchange email addresses outside the blogosphere.

jeanne said...

oops, i waited too long to put my 2 cents in! chicago sounds fun!