Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chicago '09

I just signed up for Chicago. Eeeeeee! So I've decided that my challenge this year, unoriginal as it may be, is to run another marathon, but to do it faster and in much better shape. I haven't decided on a firm time yet, but I'd like to do it under 5 hours, which would be a 37+ minute improvement from the MCM. My good friend Ana's birthday is the day of the race and a bunch of us are going to Chicago to celebrate her birthday and a few of us will be running Sunday. I hope she doesn't feel like her thunder is being stolen with the race going on Sunday.

Oh sweet Jesus, I'm nervous but I can't wait to see CHICAGO! The closest I've been is when connecting flights have landed at O'Hare. I better get some sleep so that I can get my training on tomorrow. :)

8 comments:

Julie said...

Yay! Email me if you have questions about our city. I think you'll have a great time. Make sure you get used to running in the wind, but no worries about hills- we've got none! GOOOOO JEN!

ana said...

yay! how exciting. & definitely no worries on thunder being stolen - i don't mind. i wouldn't mind stopping the counting of birthdays soon anyway ;)

woo hoo!

aron said...

ohhh how fun! i really want to do chicago one year :) that is an AMAZING race!!! train hard and you can get that 37+ minute PR!!! awesome goal :)

Rachel said...

YAY! This is so exciting!!

EmLit said...

I think your PR goal is more than attainable! And Chicago '09 is going to be awesome! I just watched "spirit of the marathon" (I know, maybe a little late to the game?) the other day, and it looks like a great marathon in a fantastic city. Can't wait to read about your training :)

Irish Cream said...

Yee-haw! I'm running Chicago too this year! Hooray! I think it's SO awesome that you're going for that PR. I know you can do it. Can't wait to hear about your training! :)

Heather said...

That's awesome! Good luck!

MissAllycat said...

Chicago?? Excellent choice. I've always wanted to do Chicago...SO many people there...what an experience. YAY!

"If you think you can, or think you can't, you're right."

~Henry Ford