After last year's very tough RnR Chicago Half Marathon (in which I ran 18 miles training for Detroit), I said I would never do another RnR event. I wasn't impressed with the bands at all and I didn't feel like it was worth the cash. However, the opportunity to see my friend, Renee (who now lives in the Netherlands), was a very good reason to never say never and sign up for the 10k
|Renee and I met up at the expo. Decent expo and I drove a Toyota for a $10 gift card, which I used to buy a pint glass.
|Love the shirt.
|Took the stairs because the elevator was "busy".
As usual, I slept very little before the race and was up extremely early. The temps were already AWFUL with a dew point of 72*.
This was the only picture I took and it was around the 2.5 mile mark. I was completely drenched in sweat and was stopping at every water station to drink and dump water on myself. I couldn't even operate my phone so I kept it tucked away.
One of the best parts of the day was the afterparty. Last year, the band sucked and I didn't stick around. This year they brought in Andy Grammar and he put on a great, hour-long show. I was there early enough (thanks to running the 10k instead of the half) to get about 15-20 feet from the stage.
Super fun weekend with lots of awesome girl time and a great concert. Not too shabby.
Did you race this past weekend?