This weekend I participated in a 10 mile run in Chicago and it was so fun!
I was a little nervous leading up to the race because the last time I ran over 8 miles was in 2013. October of 2013. That's a long time and I had no idea if I was trained well or not. Leading up to the race, I did two long runs of 7.5 and 8 miles and a few short runs in between.
Overall, it went really well! I finished the race strong (on the 50 yard line of Soldier Field!!) and I immediately went home and signed up for two more races this summer. I couldn't contain my excitement, but now let's hope I can keep it up!
All of the running is to help prepare me for a mountain race that I am doing in September. I was worried that I wouldn't be ready for it, so I have been signing up for more events to help keep me motivated to train and be in shape. I assume that if I pay for it, I have to do it!
I'll leave you with a parting shot of the skyline from the south... I rarely get this point-of-view and it is rather gorgeous!