Friday, October 7, 2011

Expo/inspiration Chicago marathon

Went to the Chicago marathon expo on Friday afternoon after a nice 3.5 mile run along the lakefront with my DaaD.

The expo was big and awesome- just as you'd expect for a world class event.

I got to meet Hal Higdon!
I thanked him for getting me to the finish of my 2nd (1st marathon in 10 years- Nike Women's Marathon 2010) with a smile on my face :)

I got to meet June from "All that glitters is golden"
She is the first blogger i've met in person from the bloggy world. I thought it would be weird to meet face to face, but she was awesome and smiley and lovely to meet :)
 OH NOOOOO!  The low will be around 59, High will be 75.  YIKES!
I won't be streaking through the windy city, but because of the temps, the thought might have crossed my mind.....

We are going to start with the 3:50 pace group and hold on for as long as possible. If my dad finishes with a 3:50, he will have a Boston Qualifying time -5 minutes...

Saturday, there will be plenty of rest and relaxing and watching of the "Spirit of the Marathon."

And I leave you with a funny video...

Time for some carbs!!



  1. Good luck, you got it girl!!!! :)

    (sorry the weather is so dang hot!)

  2. You met Hal Higdon, SWEET!

    This marathon is yours, have fun tomorrow!!

  3. Good luck and have fun on Sunday! Hope it doesn't get too hot. The humidity is supposed to drop as the day goes on so hopefully it won't be too bad. I've done two Chicagos. Both too hot and both my PWs.

  4. so happy for you and your Pop!!! so great to meet you too!!!!!! i am stealing your photo of us for now since i have no idea when i will be able to upload, blog and what-not! just got home to texas!!!