One week from today I will be running the Chicago RNR 1/2 Marathon with these three lovely ladies and amazing friends. Our registration included tickets to the Uncle Kracker concert on Friday night so we will be making it a girl's "running" weekend of sorts.
Nikki, Marilyn, Deb, and myself
Nikki has graciously agreed to host a pool party for all of us and our families on Thursday night. It will be fun to get together with everyone before we head to Chicago on Friday morning.
Nice inviting pool
Friday we will head out in the morning and stop and pick up our race packets and concert tickets before we head to our hotel for check in. The plan for Friday night is to have dinner at Smith and Wollensky, a well-known Chicago Steakhouse. I'm looking forward to experiencing the view from the restaurant as well as the food and atmosphere of the restaurant itself. The pictures online are amazing!
After we finish dinner, we will head to the Uncle Kracker concert and enjoy the rest of our evening in Chicago.
I do believe that we will do some shopping on Saturday, but definitely not the marathon of shopping that Deb and I did this past week! Of course we will be on the hunt for a nice carb loading dinner on Saturday night. I do believe Deb is looking into an Italian restuarant for us. I'm looking forward to that experience as well.
The pasta dish from my 22.2 mile training run
We will most likely head to bed early Saturday evening so we can be well rested for the 6:30AM start of the race.
The start of the 2009 RNR Chicago 1/2 Marathon
It is going to be a really fun weekend with a little bit of running thrown in!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!