Race Recap | Chicago Marathon

This race recap is long overdue, but I’m not even sure where to begin! I suppose I’ll cover the entire weekend from the beginning…

I went to Chicago for the Chicago Marathon the Friday before the race with my friend and fellow runner, Ashlee, and her (super fun) parents. We arrived in Chicago around noon and checked into the Westin on Michigan Ave. before Ashlee and I promptly went to the expo to get our race bibs and check out the expo vendors.

The Chicago Marathon organizers had set up free shuttles to take people to and from the expo which made transportation REALLY easy. Once we arrived at the expo we were able to get our bibs and shirts (which are simple in design and super cute) without waiting in any lines – amazingness!! There were a ton of vendors with samples and freebies – a major plus in my book – and with Nike as the official partner, there were plenty of activities and special features hosted by the company. A great expo experience!

course map!

course map!

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Running Around Seattle

Any time I travel I always pack my sneakers and at least one set of running clothes. I think getting to run in different locations is a treat for me, it’s a chance to change up my normal running routine, have new scenery, and explore a new city or location on foot.

I’ve spent most of this week in Seattle, WA for work and am actually writing this post in the airport while waiting to board my red-eye back to the east coast. Before I write anything else I have to share that the only, as in there are no others in the US, Butter nail salon is located in the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport. Hello, pedicure. That in itself is a reason to visit this great state. Anyways, I digress.

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market


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