Happy Monday and well Happy Birthday to ME 🙂  With today being Rosh Hashanah I get the day off from work with my family and an extra day to relax and prepare for my first challenge at at 36… that is 26.2 miles.

I ran my first marathon 10 years ago when I was 26 years old.  It sleeted at the start and it was quite cold.  It was later in the month but I finished with a time of 4:03.

Chicago Marathon 2006

Chicago Marathon 2006

I ran marathon number two in 2010 on 10/10/10.  It was exactly 1 week after I turned 30.  At the time I needed a Boston Qualifying time of 3:40 but high heat and ultra warm temps prevented that from happening.  I finished in 3:53 minutes.

Chicago Marathon 2010

As we are just 6 days away from marathon number THREE, you better believe that it’s pretty much on my mind ALL THE TIME.  I’ve been watching the weather reports for a week (even though I know it could change 5 times before Sunday…)  Reports for the last 6 days have consistently shown NO RAIN, low humidity and sunny skies in the low 60’s for a high!  I’ll HAPPILY TAKE THAT!!

Chicago, I have some BIG PLANS for you this weekend and I can’t wait!  The end of this journey has me feeling so many emotions.  These last 4 months have flown by in the blink of eye and I am already thinking of future races.  Running is my drug and obviously I am thinking about my next “fix.”

So, while I close the book on 35 which was an amazing year filled with so many great memories, trips and good times I can’t wait to see what 36 brings and my first big challenge on Sunday morning!

But first let’s celebrate and that means there will be cake… or in the case of last night Key Lime Pie!!! Here is to a sweet New Year and even an even sweeter week!!

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3 Responses to RACE WEEK and BIRTHDAY!!

  1. Happy birthday and happy new year! Have a great time in Chicago and good luck to you
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  2. Happy birthday! I hope 36 is a fabulous year. And good luck this weekend, I think that’s awesome it’s your third marathon! Amazing!

  3. Much awaited birthday gift or should I say present,well happy birthday to you!

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