Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2012 Chicago Marathon and 2013 Chicago Women's Half Marathon & 5K happenings

I’m a little late posting this; the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon came and went this past weekend. The marathon is always a magical time in Chicago! Nearly 40,000 people participated in the race. I have zero desire to run a marathon, but I admire those who dedicated the time to train all summer and completed the distance. I’ve lived in Chicago for five years now, and it’s crazy how each year I know more and more people running the marathon. Several ladies in my run group participated this year. NBC Chicago produced a very nice piece on Black Girls RUN! Chicago and highlighted a few particpants in their week long marathon coverage leading up to the race.

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Hey, they even sprinkled me in there! They recorded about 10 minutes each of us answering interviewer, Lici Lytle’s questions. Being interviewed on camera is a little intimidating. I prayed I didn’t come out sounding like a babbling fool in the finished report! The whole thing is very nicely done and it does a great job of representing Black Girls RUN!’s positive impact on Chicagoland and all over the country.

At the marathon expo, I worked the booth for the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K talking to people about the race, passing out flyers, and getting folks registered. Tori and Mel from Fellow Flowers stopped by the booth to register.

I had never heard of their group before. They wear different color flowers that represent why they run. Freaking adorable. Tons of people were stopping by the booth and signing up, I sense a sold out race coming!

This is such a fun race, and it’s the only all women’s half marathon in Chicagoland. I ran the half this year, but I think I’ll run the 5K next year. I have two sprint distance triathlons on my 2013 schedule, one being in June. I want to focus my training on that. Congratulations to all the Chicago Marathon finishers! Here's to being fully recovered by now. . .

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