Race season has begun!
What a beautiful day for a run! I can’t believe it is 80 degrees AND sunny! Perfect for the 40,000 people registered for the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in downtown Chicago. If you remember, I had set a goal of running this race in under 40 minutes with an average of 8 minute miles.
Yesterday, my friend and I decided we should ride our bikes the 6 miles to Grant Park…our own little duathalon. I was so excited to finally be able to ride again in the nice weather, but a little nervous that I would be tired for the run. But the idea of the adventure won out! Because there were so many people in the corrals, we had to wait 30 minutes before we even started. The only bad thing about that is that the last mile and a half were pretty warm (and tiring!). My first mile was pretty fast (7:21), and I finished in 39.17, reaching my goal. I even had enough energy to ride back up north for lunch at a fabulous local restaurant.
It’s time for a rest and then the plan is the traditionally post-race pizza dinner!