Sunday, October 13, 2013
So tomorrow morning is the Chicago Marathon. Am I running it? No. Do I want to? No. I can't completely rule it out in the future though, because there was once a time not too long ago that I wouldn't even have thought of running a 5k or much less 1 mile. I did see the route on tv tonight on a newscast, and I was like "That looks like the route of the Rock n Roll half I did in July. Maybe once I got out there I would just..........." NOOOOOOOO! That's just the wild hairs talking. I then thought about how I felt towards the end of the Chicago Half. Yeah kind of worn out, but proud that I ran it through and VERY satisfied with the time and the 100% effort I put into it. I would NOT have run it any different. I think that's my threshold. I mean I did a 15 mile training run, and that HURT! I just don't have the desire to tackle anything longer than a half. Buuuuuuuuuuut..............Now I am almost CERTAIN that I'm doing another Rock n Roll next year. I'm a strong summertime runner and that route KICKS A$$! I might just run that half only every year (just an idea at this point.) NOW.........I'm still thinking about doing that Hot Chocolate run though next month. Yeah if I do I will sign up like days before the event, but I'm still going back and forth on it. I AM JUST ITCHING to do another Chicago Loop route, but I would have to run the 15K in intervals (and I only have done one interval run recently. The warmer weather return just was too good to pass up straight runs.) The other thing is that I still feel some tenderness in my hips and I'm wondering if it's just the IT bands snapping across the bones that I'm feeling (which from what I read is normal?????????) My lungs sill haven't the conversion to the cold weather yet either. BUT MAN 40 THOUSAND PLUS PEOPLE makes me REALLY WANT to do it, and that's about as large as what's going on tomorrow. So hearing about tomorrow is getting that 15K gear in my head turning forward a little more now. But no............there isn't a 26.2 gear in there.