It’s only crazy if it doesn’t work

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope it’s much cheerier than the weather we’ve had here in Chicago today. Though, admittedly, it’s perfect sweatpants-and-movies weather.

You guys know those football commercials that show fans doing silly traditions, and they say its only crazy if it doesn’t work? I think frozen yogurt is my foolproof pre-race tradition.

This morning I ran the Bucktown 5K with a bunch of hometown and city friends, so naturally last night I had to force my friend Jeff to eat Fro Yo with me.

Judging by his face you can tell what a burden it was.

The race, despite being cold and rainy, was a ton of fun for 3 major reasons.
1) There was a goat named Snot. Apparently Bucktown is named after goats (who knew?!) and RAM managed to get one to come be a mascot.

She was really quite sassy and I liked her.
2) I PR’ed! That’s two in 2 weeks so I’m going to soak up the good vibes because I’m sure they won’t last forever. Granted, I’ve never run a 5K with the intention of doing well (they’re always for fun) so my prior times weren’t anything to write home about. But I promised my friend Meg I’d pace her at about 9 min/miles and even with my crazy tired legs I managed to finish in 27:43 with an average pace of 8:56. Not too shabby!
3) My friends and I dallied quite a bit after we finished trying to decide where to go to brunch and the race coordinators had tons of food left over so they insisted we take a bunch! Free bagels, bananas, and Silk Chocolate Soymilk?! Don’t have to ask me twice.



We were all winners this morning.

After we’d spent far too long standing around in the rain we enjoyed brunch at The Edge in Lincoln Park.

I had the special, which was Chipotle Chicken Eggs Benedict. The potatoes were just alright but the eggs were good. Avocado+eggs=delicious almost always.

My afternoon is being spent watching football and movies. I can’t think of a better end to my weekend!

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever received from a race? Did your NFL team win today?


4 thoughts on “It’s only crazy if it doesn’t work

  1. Congrats on your PR! I got a lot of cool swag from the North Country Trail Run (I did the half). The best part of the swag was a customized jacket for registering early. I got my name printed on the back.

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