chelseaontherun
chelseaontherun:

We’re getting closer. Tomorrow is The Long Run, aka 20 mile. If you’re running the Chicago Marathon, you’re probably running 20 miles sometime this weekend. 

I think I’m packed and ready to go, except for the part where I had to wash everything I’m going to wear tomorrow and my socks are in the dryer and the rest of my clothes are draped from various door frames and handles (yeah, this photo was taken pre-wash).

Popped a melatonin and I’m passing out, or at least that’s the goal. Alarm is set for 4AM, run/walk starts at 6AM. 

Let’s do this.

chelseaontherun:

We’re getting closer. Tomorrow is The Long Run, aka 20 mile. If you’re running the Chicago Marathon, you’re probably running 20 miles sometime this weekend.

I think I’m packed and ready to go, except for the part where I had to wash everything I’m going to wear tomorrow and my socks are in the dryer and the rest of my clothes are draped from various door frames and handles (yeah, this photo was taken pre-wash).

Popped a melatonin and I’m passing out, or at least that’s the goal. Alarm is set for 4AM, run/walk starts at 6AM.

Let’s do this.

chelseaontherun

chelseaontherun:

Being that we’re already past the half was point in September, this is old news, but I’m playing runblr catch up and I wanted to highlight this: I ran 100 miles in August. 

100 miles.

I wanted to hit 100 in July, but it just didn’t happen and I was okay with it. Back in February, I ran 5 miles (which was a lot at the time, and still is some days) on the 28th so I could hit the 50 mile mark for that month. I was blown away. 50 whole miles. Last month, I doubled that, which honestly doesn’t surprise me because I’m training for a goddamn marathon, but it excites me. 

That 100 miles in August also included not one, but two half marathons, the first of which was my first half ever - The SeaWheeze Half Marathon in Vancouver, BC, and then the next weekend, I ran the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon, plus an extra 3 miles before the half because training that weekend called for a 16 miles long run.

I hope to make a few backlogged posts in the next couple days, including race recaps for the above 2 races. 

Also, 23 days until the marathon.

That’s it. I’m constantly reminding myself to trust the process and trust the training. Gonna make it through this.

Happy Thursday :)