Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's 1/1/11

Today is January 1st 2011, 1/1/11. That only means one thing, time to register for the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle.

This is one of my absolute favorite races in the City of Chicago. I love 8k's, and this race has an absolutely lovely course through the streets of the downtown area with an amazingly large crowd. This will be my 5th Shamrock Shuffle, and I'm pumped.

Registration opened today, and I did not want to waste any time claiming my spot. Long story short, I was planning on running the Boston Marathon 2011 but unfortunately was shut out when my husband requested that I wait a week to register. If you haven't heard by now, you must be living in the dark, the Boston Marathon sold out in a record 8 hours. Thats nearly 25,000 people claiming all opening spots in that time period. So needless to say I wanted to make sure that I was guaranteed to run in the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle.

With a new year that means new goals and plans. This year I have more goals for myself then ever before, and I was eager to get up this morning and register for my first race of 2011. I do not believe in "New Years Resolutions". Instead I believe in constantly setting goals and challenging myself throughout the entire year. So as of today, my only resolution is to get my home in order after the Christmas tornado ripped through it.

Happy 2011, and may your year be filled with many happy miles!

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