|2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Recap|
One of the best things about doing races in new cities is that it’s so easy to get lost in the run and surroundings. So easy, in fact, my garmin clocked my first mile at 7:22, which I still don’t believe but I made an effort to slow down a little. I didn’t look at my garmin much more after that. At mile 6, I looked and had been running for 56:30.
By the time Mile 10 came around I could feel my lack of distance training. I was hot, tired and not happy at all. But just like at hood to coast, my dad, who passed away a year ago unexpectedly managed to send me a reminder that he’s with me. At mile 10, I saw a Mobile Classroom and not just any, one that he had sold to the school. How do I know? He had a unique sticker he used to put on every building and amongst all the paint, I saw it. I’m pretty sure I cried for the next half mile or so. I told him Thanks and started running again.