Tuesday, August 16, 2011
On Wednesday I did the Elvis is Alive 5k. It’s quite the race- there is an award for the fastest Elvis so many people dress up as Elvis! I was surprised that I won the race after a week of really bad training. It reminded me that it takes time to adjust to the heat and new surroundings. My time of 17:44. It was fun to see a lot of runner friends I had not seen for a while.
Monday, August 1, 2011
I arrived in Chicago at midnight. I felt so welcomed as my friend Jill picked me up from the airport and let me stay at her apartment so I could partake in an early morning run along the lakefront with her and a fellow fleet feeter. After the run we sat in Lake Michigan to cool off and it felt like heaven (now the run felt terrible- so so hot). Later we went out for an amazing breakfast and then Jill took me to Holly's were I was met with more hospitality as Holly had prepared a nice room for me and labeled shelves for me in the bathroom and kitchen. It felt good to be back.