I saw the above poster over the weekend and it made me laugh.Well I definitely do feel a little cooler considering I got my PR in the marathon, which I was expecting to do. What I wasn't expecting to do was to qualify for the Boston Marathon! Last time I looked up the qualifying times I remember thinking, "Hmmm maybe when I turn 45 I could make it!" So I honestly didn't remember what the qualifying time was going into Chicago. I started off holding under an 8:00 pace and kept that pretty consistent until the last couple of miles. My official finishing time was a 3:34:19... which barely qualified me! Whatever, I'll take it!
Thank you to my friend Emily, "B" for making the drive to the big city with me and cheering me on. And thank you to my friend Jessie for also cheering me on and opening up her home to B and I to stay at. And cooking a lovely vegan friendly meal for us :)
Here are some pictures from my weekend in the big city:
|B and I at the expo|
|Of course I brought wine on the trip. And drank it out of a giant bowl.|
|I made this poster for the girls to hold up at the race|
|Met up with Justin post race for lunch!|
|Tofu Scramble for lunch!|
Have a good week!