Weekend Photo Bomb – 9/6 – 9/8

Here’s a sampling of the weekend in pictures!

Friday – Rachel is training for the Fox Cities Half Marathon and needed to do a long run.  I met up with her after work on Friday to bike while she ran.  It was a great time catching up!

When I showed up to meet Rachel, we had matching running fanny packs!


About 5 miles in and still smiling!  She finished 11 miles woohooo!!  I am only half a good friend though because I left after about 6 miles because I was planning to drive home for the night.

On my way home, I went to hang out with Catherine and Matt for a little bit.  Catherine is officially in marathon taper mode now!  Her marathon is in 2 weeks, and trust me, she is working on a good guest post to write for my blog afterwards.

Saturday – Mac and I went to the Chicago Half Marathon Expo at Navy Pier.  We ran there about 2 miles and then walked around the expo for awhile.  I found 2 of the Sweaty Bands headbands to complete the marathon outfits that Angela and I will wear!  Since we had our race bags from the Expo, we just had a nice stroll back home instead of running.  And who wants to run very much the day before a race?


I can’t decide what was the better purchase of the day – the headbands or the socks.  Both were better (and cheaper) than the half marathon purchase.  Races are too expensive.  But I am glad we did it.

Sunday – Chicago Half Marathon! I am going to do a whole race recap tomorrow, but here’s some of the basics…  I finished in 1:42:04.  I was hoping for a little faster, but I’m over it.  Mac and his friend Bryce ran too.  This was the first half marathon for each of them and I think they were pretty pumped about the medals.  We are all winners.


And here’s a giant picture of the slice of Lou Malnati’s pizza we each got after the race!


Despite having the pizza right after running, that obviously wasn’t enough so we went out to Elly’s for breakfast.  They have such amazing pancakes.  And I ran into some other friends there too!

I hope everyone had a great weekend too!

One Thought on “Weekend Photo Bomb – 9/6 – 9/8

  1. Thanks for biking with me while I ran my long run of the week! Makes a big difference! Also, I have hot pink compression calf sleeves so maybe we can rock our calf socks on our next run!

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