I signed up for the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon!
The race isn’t until August 1, so I have plenty of time to not train before race day.
I’ve only run one other half marathon, which I completed with Ryan in December 2007. Our official time was 2:14.
I was not running for time (I never do). My goal was to run the whole thing, and that’s exactly what I did. No walk breaks!
I basically followed Hal Higdon’s novice half marathon training plan, and made sure to stick to the long run distances. Unfortunately I got sick two weeks before the race, so my longest run was 9 miles before the big 13.1 mile race.
It was definitely challenging, but I really enjoyed the experience. Ryan’s support was so amazing and I really appreciated having a running buddy with me. He didn’t train at all and stayed with me the entire time. While I was totally fine the next day, poor Ryan was sore for about a week! I guess that’s one of the benefits of training…
For the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on August 1, I will have several running buddies! Five of my girlfriends from college will also be running.
If you’re a runner, do you run for time? What’s the longest race you’ve run?
My goal for this race is simple: to have fun! I never get bent out of shape about my race times anyway and am one of the least competitive people in the world. I will not be focusing on a time and I plan on taking it nice and slow and enjoying the sights of the city. I’m so excited!
Though my lunch was not quite as exciting as my half marathon news, it was still quite delish!
I enjoyed a Swiss cheese and artichoke sandwich on a whole wheat sandwich thin.
I also munched on carrot sticks and enjoyed a sugar-free orange jello on the side.
Also, for your viewing pleasure, please enjoy the lil’ pic of my mid-morning snack!
Around 11 a.m. I dug into Greek yogurt topped with two small Gingersnap cookies and chopped pecans.