After watching the Chicago Marathon on TV yesterday, I was completely blown away by the sheer athleticism. 26.2 miles— that is such an incredible feat! Needless to say, I don’t think I will be running a marathon, but I definitely caught the running bug after watching the event (and seeing my Facebook news feed infiltrated with photos, words of encouragement, etc.)
That said, I’ve got a few more races left for the year that I am really looking forward to:
In looking back at my fall running mileage, however, I am not getting than many miles in versus the summer months. I know a big part of it is adjusting to the new job, but also I’m just running out of daylight hours when I get home from work. That is such a bummer, especially when it starts to get colder. Boooo.
June- 70.43 miles
I AM, however, looking forward to the Hot Chocolate 5k/15k in Chicago. I would like to commit to the 15k, but I am trying to be realistic. Based on my limited time to train, I think the 5k might be the best option. Either way, it is going to be a SWEET (pun intended) race!
As a blogger ambassador, I’ve already gotten some awesome swag…and in full disclosure, the kind folks at RAM Racing also provided me with a free race entry as well as one to give away! (Scroll down to see if the winner was you!)
And the course itself looks super scenic! The last race I did downtown was a few years ago for the inaugural Rock & Roll Chicago Half Marathon, so I’m excited to hit the pavement in the city!
And then there’s the post race party with hot chocolate and fondue. Honestly- can it get any better?! (The answer is no…nothing is better than running and getting chocolate afterwards, especially for a chocoholic. Nom nom nom.)
So…to follow up on the whole Hot Chocolate race entry giveaway…
Still looking to sign up for America’s sweetest race? Use code STYLEFILESMUG for a sweet travel mug with your registration!
Have you done the Hot Chocolate race before? What was your favorite part? Any words of advice?