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Today we really tried to stay off our feet. We took a river cruise with an architectural tour of Chicago- a great way to see the city while sitting on our kiesters. Then we has appetizers with the entire Chicago MMRF team. It was a very inspiring few hours! After that we found a pasta place for carboloading. Before heading to bed tonight we met with our aunt and cousins who are. Coming to cheer us on tomorrow. And now we try to sleep, something that we gave been assured will not happen. We have an early get up in the morning. Our next activity is all we have been working toward for the last few months. Next stop, the starting line!!

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Day 2 was spent carboloading, walking, and learning.
The city has come alive with runners. You can identify them by their technical fabric clothing and comfy walking shoes. We started the day with a little walk ending at Nike Town, where we picked up the shuttle to the health and fitness expo to pick up our bibs and timing chips. The expo was fun, and we learned some things to help us through Sunday. A fun surprise was the Nike wall with every single runner’s name on it. We found our names and got a poster that matched. The names on the poster are so little that you pretty much need a magnifying glass to read them. We ended the day pretty lazily with dinner and early bedtime. Day 2 in the books.

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Had a great day. Mostly ran around with Lance making business contacts. Had lunch with a family friend of Lance’s. Then picked up Heidi at the airport. We dropped off the rental car (we just had it for today) and then took the train in to town. Finally we ended the night with a little carbo-loading at Lou Malnati’s.
Here are some pictures from the day. The view from our floor on the hotel is nice!

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I wish I could say that the decision was well researched and thought out.  But it wasn’t.  Basically, I read the descriptions of the races on the MMRF website.  The first one that looked really attractive was California wine country in May.  How fun would it be to run through the beautiful wine country!?  Then I realized there would be a lot of hills in the wine country.  So I moved on.  Chicago was praised as a good race for beginners because it is fairly flat.  So that was a huge plus.  At first we were thinking of a half marathon.  but Chicago splits their half and full marathons and the half is in August.  I, in no way, want to run in August in Chicago.  To. Hot.  So that was out.  So we are going for the full in October.  May not be the best reason to chose a full over a half.  But that is that.  🙂

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BRrrr…I’m shivering “As US Sizzles in Summer Heat, Seattle Shivers” http://ow.ly/5Klxh

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