Monthly Archives: June 2014

One Crazy June!

So, I realize that it is almost July and I haven’t even finished recapping my May races. Oye. We’ve been out of town every weekend since so let’s do a quick recap.

May 24 and 25:

Memorial Day!! Paul and I went home to see our family in Chicago! The trip was fun and I ran the Western Springs Tower Trot Double: 10k at 8am followed by the 5k at 9am. I ran the 10k with old friends and then walked the 5k with my dad. It was nice to catch up and the Tower Trot always brings back memories from when I used to volunteer for it when I was younger. I was always so amazed that people could run 6 miles!

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May 31 and June 1:

The best weekend I’ve had in a long time! I finally crossed the Dam to Dam Half Marathon off of my bucket list. It is typically a 20k, but this year they upped it to a half marathon and it was a BLAST. I ran it with some college friends and we took a selfie every mile 😀 Afterwards there was an AWESOME finish line party with free beer even for non-runners! I want to run this race every year!!

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June 5- 8:

Paul’s brother got married in Beverly Hills. We flew out early and spent a GORGEOUS day in Santa Barbara. Tons of wine tasting happened and we had the BEST crab ever at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company. We took the train to SB from Burbank and it was one of the best days I’ve ever had!

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The rest of the weekend was wedding-filled! Paul was the best man and it was such a stunning wedding! Excellent food and I even got to see the Hollywood sign!

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June 14 and 15:

On a layover, we got the chance to stay one night in New York. We had 6 short hours to explore the city and I had never been before! We saw the Empire State Building, Times Square and ate pizzzzzzza!

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June 21 and 22:

Grandma’s Marathon! I’ll be back with a post about this. Not my best time, but such a great race!!

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This weekend we are headed to Iowa for a 70 mile Bacon Bike Ride! It is supposed to rain, which is a bummer, but it should still be a fun time!

 

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Bring on the Challenge!

Woo hoo!

This morning we registered for the now sold-out RunDisney Star Wars Rebel Challenge!

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Next January we will be running a 10k on Saturday morning, followed by a half marathon on Sunday!

Can’t wait! I know I said I probably would not return to Disneyland for a race (I just think DisneyWorld is logistically better organized), but aw, heck I love all Disney!

Any bets on who will be on the medals? I’m thinking Yoda definitely, but possibly on the kids medal…

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