Friday, October 8, 2010
Chicagoing: Chicago Marathon Weekend Prep
It's usually around this time that I start to have the nightmares. First, the one about how I missed the race--this almost happened one year when the cab I called didn't show up, and I only arrived at the race a mere 10 minutes before the start. The one where I forget something really important--which really did happen my last race when I forgot my timing chip and ran as a "ghost runner". And the one where I can't figure out where to run--this never actually happened.
The marathon will be this Sunday where they're projecting a sunny and steamy 81 degree day. This will be perfect for the 1 million spectators, but not so ideal for the 40,000 runners.
The pooches have diligently been helping me prepare. Mr. B. loaded up his backpack and we've been making daily pit stops at La Farine: the best bread bakery in all of Chicago. Friday is actually the most important time to carbo-load, but I've been eating bread throughout the day and accompanying my pasta.
being my yoga brick.
for them to wear a costume.