Yesterday’s weather was so gorgeous. It’s as if the stars aligned. Perfection. Seriously.
Chicago weather is volatile. So I expect that to not happen again for at least another 3 or 4… months?
Anyway, with temps in the mid-80′s, blue skies, and low humidity levels, I just HAD to take advantage of it in every way possible. Starting with a lakefront run.
The lake is a bit of a hike from my place. But I’ve been dying to try it out and a friend lives pretty close to it, so we decided to meet up and give it a go. He’s been looking for a running partner and I said why not? When in training, I prefer solo running. It’s easier. But when I’m just running to run? I don’t care how fast or far. Let’s just go…
Not knowing how long he’d want to run, I chose to walk the 2 miles to our meeting spot instead of run it. I realized the error of my ways after the first mile- it’s too hot to consider a 2-mile walk as “nothing”.
By our meeting time, I was a little heated, but at least I didn’t have to worry about warming up. We started immediately on a decent pace that kept us a little winded, but still able to hold a conversation the entire time.
We had to stop to walk a few times. But that was his fault. Two coke and whiskeys does not a dinner make. And gatorade is not a sufficient breakfast. Silly boys.
Yet I was still impressed we pulled a solid 3.7-mile run.
Maybe I need whiskey in my diet?
Anyway, after we parted, I ran another .7 miles for good measure and ended up with 4.4 miles ran for the day. Apparently that’s the magic number of the week.
However, I’m pretty sure after the rest of the day, there was more walking done than running.
I’m also addicted to street fests these days. When I heard about Roscoe Village’s Burgerfest, I said SIGN ME UP.Nothing says class like popping a squat on the sidewalk to enjoy my Miller Lite and Guac Burger.Tasty.Clearly we were just way too excited to get some food and drink in our systems.
A solid run. A little tan. A lot of good food. All done with good friends.
Now THAT is a perfect day.
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