Our alarm went off at 6:30am, and the BOY and I snoozed twice before actually walking up!
We were able to get ourselves pulled together and out of the door on the way to the Heartland 5k for K9’s.
A friend of mine was doing her first 5k, and I was tagging along or moral support. This run/walk was a tiny, well supported event to race money for a local animal shelter.
I was super proud of my friend who ran the entire 3.1 miles and even had enough push to sprint to the finish!
After the race, the BOY and I swung by Starbucks for a warm beverage and a change of clothes for me before our biyearly trip to the dentist, where I hoped they wouldn’t find chia seeds stuck in my teeth after this morning’s race. The office was busy and seemed to be running late, so we were there for way longer than expected. After the dentist, the BOY and I planned to swing into Naf Naf for lunch.
I’m telling you if you’ve never been to Naf Naf and live in (or are visiting) Chicago, you should definitely check it out. They make their pita fresh, and it is by far the fluffiest, and most tasty pita around!
I’m only slightly embarrassed to say that I devoured my sandwich and some hummus in a short time : ) The BOY and I came back home after lunch, where I spent about 15 minutes replacing the battery in bike commuter. When I finally got it figured out, it still didn’t work. The BOY loaded my bike onto his car and we drove up to Lake Zurich for packet pick up and bike drop off for tomorrow’s triathlon.
I was hoping and was correct that there would be a local bike shop at the expo. The guy was super nice, got my biked all tuned up, and showed me how to move my receptor on the wheel to get my computer working again. I know that I will be happy to have it tomorrow as I pace my way through the 14 mile ride.
I placed my bike in transition and picked up my race chip (with this soft and comfy ankle band).
This is my first Iron Girl event, and I have been looking forward to it for months. Of course, seeing the lake got the butterflies bouncing about my stomach, but that is just par for the course with me. All of the volunteers at check in and transition were helpful and friendly. I got an adorable shirt AND a huge jar of Biscoff Spread amongst my other goodies in my SWAG bag.
When we finally made our way home, the BOY went down for a nap (it was a lot of action for him for one day), and I started to pull together my shoes, equipment, and clothes for tomorrow’s race.
I also threw a crumb cake into the oven (a box mix that I picked up at TJ’s this morning in between Starbucks and the dentist).
By 5:00, I finally got around to taking a shower before the second half of our day began. My brother and his fiancé just walked in the door for dinner and the Hawks game. The BOY will be grilling up some sea bass and potatoes for dinner, and I stocked the fridge with wine to celebrate their engagement. I changed into my new race Tshirt for inspiration before tomorrow’s race and to remind myself not to stay up too late…ha ha!