Thank you all for your sweet comments to my crazy rantings. I know that it can be painful reading an insane women's thoughts, but I need to be honest with myself. Plainly put, life is hard and balance can be difficult to find at times for everyone. I need to learn to not let my saucy attitude gets the best of me at times and keep the building blocks of my heart solid.
I'm in countdown mode today. 2 days until I'm off of work for the next 12 days, which means 3 days until the Soldier Field 10 Mile. This will be my 4th year at this race, and it is definitely lies at the top of my list of races to not miss in the Chicagoland area each year. Races are expensive and my husband and I are not millionaires, not by a long shot. So when I take time to plan out my racing schedule for the year I have to have clear and persuasive selling points for each race so my hubby will let me spend more of our hard earned dollars on running rather then saving for less practical things, you know like a house. Truthfully if I had it my way we would be broke, but well traveled to races across the globe.
This years selling points:
- Who doesn't want to start off their Memorial Day weekend at the crack of dawn for a 7:30 a.m. race?
- I will get to trek onto usually forbidden spaces for runners like Lakeshore Drive and the field where the amazing Chicago Bears play.
- Okay so the race is a bit steep. But if I sign up EARLY it's only $60, and this year they are giving out a medal AND a stadium blanket to finishers. Who would turn down a blanket?
- They will print my name on my bib. True that there aren't many spectators along the route, but if anyone does want to know my name that morning it will be clearly printed for them to see.
- You can bring a book or magazine and sit in the stands and munch on some Dunkin Donuts while I'm running, it could be a nice quiet time for you.
- I promise that this year I will break 1:10. I will CRUSH it. By boatloads.
- Lets face it, I like to run wearing minimal clothing and I'm hot...and you like to look at my sexy runners bod.
- You can have my post race beer.
- I might not get to do this race next year if I'm carrying your baby.
- While I'm modest and don't like to bring up my running or boast of my accomplishments much outside of my blog, you know that you like to brag about your wife being fast and about all of the men she beats.