Today is one of two rest days before the double races this weekend.
On Saturday I am doing the Chicago Perfect 10 mile race - which starts and ends at Navy Pier. A large portion of the race is the same route as the Monster Dash Half I did a few weeks ago but I never tire of getting the chance to run along the lakefront and skyline.
Then on Sunday I am doing the final race of a series of 3 here in Joliet, this one is the Red Eye 8k. This was my second ever race last year and the first in which I received a medal. So it will be cool to have officially completed a full year of races this weekend.
And speaking of medals - this means I will add two more to my growing collection this weekend.
The next medal after these will be for the Walt Disney World Marathon in January - crazy to think how fast that is approaching in the big scheme of things.
Anyway back to the rest day - even though it can be a chance to sleep in a little longer in the morning, today I got up early anyway as I am on a mission. Outside of fitness/running I am also trying to make other changes in my life.
I am trying to challenge myself and spark my creativity once again. I was recently reminded that I really do have talent but I let myself get rusty along the way. I would love to figure out a way to get into the creative and it dawned on me that the only way that is going to happen is with practice/training. I thought about how I am doing all of this training/miles to be a runner, and I saw others committing to running everyday for “x” number of days. So I decided to carve out time each day to do something creative. To start I am going back to the basics and drawing. My free hand skills are still pretty good but need some fine tuning and I am really enjoying the process and learning from my mistakes. Today is day 3 and once I get a little better I just may post some of what I have been working on.