It’s totally and completely official.
I’m running my second marathon! I’m running THE Chicago Marathon!
I was just a tiny bit excited about this yesterday. I’m still months away from starting marathon training, but it feels good to have my race entry locked in.
Adam was like, “I can’t believe people pay money to run a marathon.” Yep. Runners like to pay for weird things.
I know during the last six miles I’ll be thinking the same thing, “I paid to do THIS?” but once I cross the finish line I’ll be all, “I’d pay double to do this again!” Well… something like that anyway.
By the way, if you’re thinking about running Chicago through a charity partner, Team PAWS (and some of the others) will reimburse you for your entry fee as long as you meet their fundraising minimum for the race which is $1,000 this year.
Okay, enough about Chicago for now. I really need to keep my focus on all of the 5Ks I’ve got coming up!
The last 24-ish hours I’ve been nursing a stupid sore right shin. It happens. It’ll heal. Thursday’s are my rest day from running anyway, so my leg has a full day to get itself together!
A couple of weeks ago I ran in torrential rain and ever since then my shoes have had an interesting smell. (That description is being kind.)
I read somewhere a while ago that if your running shoes smell you should put dryer sheets in them overnight. I tried that last night and IT WORKED like a charm!
Seriously, if your shoes smell interesting, give this a try!
That’s my tip of the day :).
How is your racing schedule for the rest of the year looking? Have you picked your fall races yet?