yesterday, as i walked past the bench in millenium park on which i collapsed after my 20 miler, i decided its time to get back in the running game. or, at a minimum, be less out of the game.
so i set my alarm for 7 am, hoping to get out and get a few solid miles in before it hit 90. i managed to get out of bed by 7.30, and out of the house by 8.15 to drive to the lake. the plan: 2 or 3 untimed miles. nothing spectacular, just a little morning run.
well, at 8.30, even at the lake, it was HOT. i love the heat if i am in a swimsuit, at the beach or a pool, and drinking cold beer. even 2 out of those 3 make me a happy camper. but i am kind of a baby when it comes to being athletic in the sun.
you can probably tell where this story is going. 1 mile in, i decided it was time to lose the shirt and be that girl that runs in her sports bra. 2 miles in, i decided to call it a day and walk back to my car. but with a half mile to go, i sprinted for that last little bit.
kind of a disorganized mess of a run, but it was a run, and it felt good. just hot.
in non running news: my smart talented creative and beautiful jen graduated from the art institute and yesterday i went to her portfolio show. now, i have had the privilege of seeing her work as she was doing it over the last 2 years, but it was really cool to see other people's work, and mostly to celebrate her being done with school.
and, since she is so inspired, she gave out sunglasses with her name and her web address on them. so clever right? i wore them on my run this morning. im her biggest fan.
if you want to check out her work (and you really should, its pretty darn cool), go here.
after her show i had some delicious dinner at blueprint with her parents. they are hilarious and the food was wonderful - i dont get to eat octopus quite enough : )
aaaaand i saw a wonderful concert last night! the dirty projectors and the sea and the cake played at millenium park for FREE. so jamie and i went over there and it was a pretty great show. both are great bands...jacking the ball and sound and vision are particularly happy songs by the sea and the cake. check it out.
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