Last year I decided to run a full marathon. It took me almost 18 months to reach my goal. Finally the D-day came in Chicago. I have always loved Chicago but now it will be special for life. The city where I finished by first marathon. First of many more to come.
Most importantly I get to run for a great cause, fighting cancer, doing my bit to help the world to be better place. So many stories, so much pain is still around and it is sad to hear all of it. I just hope I can do something to help.
Chicago Marathon was amazing. We left Seattle on Friday for Chicago, after 4 hours flight reached O’hare airport. Took public transport to our hotel, Double Tree. Then it was time to wait and fuel up. Had lot of deep dish pizza.
Race day was perfect, great weather around 40-50 deg for running. Overall I finished much slower than what I had imagined but goal was to finish and I achieved it. Actually felt really great at end of the race.
Some Pictures from the race
Today we had our long run at Seattle Arboretum. This is the hilliest course ever… This is 19th mile section of Seattle Marathon. the steepest and badest section of the event.
It was great fun to do the run with Ilana today.
Our long runs have started. Today I was supposed to do 150min run but I only did 145. But I did 12 miles in that time so am really happy. Also I felt really good at end of the run which is great.