Running in Chicago is awesome.
Workout: 6 miles outside, 54:50, average pace 9:03 min/mile
My splits cracked me up! I ran with the wind at my back for the first 2 miles, then into it the middle two, and it was very obvious in my splits.
After my first mile I tried slowing it down a bit because I wanted to average 9 min/miles, but my body must be trying to tell me that I can push it a little bit because I wasn’t too fatigued at the end. It’s cool to see how much my aerobic fitness has improved since I started running. (I’m seriously kind of impressed I can sustain a 9:03!)
Took this picture a little after mile 2. Fantastic weather!
(3 inches of snow on Thursday, 3 hours of snow on Friday, and this on Saturday. For real, Chicago, make up your mind. And by “make up your mind,” I mean stay like this)
I had plans to meet my sister at her work and I
procrastinated couldn’t run until it was warm enough to so I had to be strategic with my run route. I had enough time to run 4 miles on the lake, then stop by my apt for my bus pass and run the rest of the 2 miles to meet my sister. She was really excited about how I smelled when I got there 😉
We walked back to my place and stopped for lunch at Jimmy John’s since both of us were starving.
I got the Turkey Tom with easy mayo and hot peppers (which, I discovered I love their hot peppers!) It hit the spot!
Showered and hung out in some compression wear for a little bit, now I’m off to babysit for a friend. Can’t wait to see these three little kids; they’re always a blast to hang out with.