Remembering I drank my last k-cup yesterday.

chelseaontherun
chelseaontherun:

Oh hey, Tumblr. Remember when I was all super excited to run a marathon, posted obsessively about it, and then went radio silent after it happened? Yup.

We’re now three days post Chicago Marathon, and I am alive and well. Almost finished writing my recap, and I’ll get around to posting that this evening. Until then, I’ll leave you with these parting bullet points:

- I finished.
- This photo is from the day after. 
- I’ve entirely lost sight on the accomplishment that is running a marathon and it doesn’t feel real.
- I sincerely regret skipping the ice bath.
- Recovery week is going by too slowly, and I’m shocked at how badly I want to get back at it. 
- Marathon fever is very real.

chelseaontherun:

Oh hey, Tumblr. Remember when I was all super excited to run a marathon, posted obsessively about it, and then went radio silent after it happened? Yup.

We’re now three days post Chicago Marathon, and I am alive and well. Almost finished writing my recap, and I’ll get around to posting that this evening. Until then, I’ll leave you with these parting bullet points:

- I finished.
- This photo is from the day after.
- I’ve entirely lost sight on the accomplishment that is running a marathon and it doesn’t feel real.
- I sincerely regret skipping the ice bath.
- Recovery week is going by too slowly, and I’m shocked at how badly I want to get back at it.
- Marathon fever is very real.

Last night I sat down for some quality #sketchbook time. Apparently, I was channeling my inner @lisacongdon with a little line drawing and botanicals. I’ve never been a “traditional” illustrator or artist which is probably why I’m so drawn to her work, style, and attitude (but really, design crush like whoa! ummf!). It’s marathon recovery week and for the first time in 4 months, I actually have time to commit towards my creative self, outside of work. Hoping for more of this soon. #illustration #sketch #doodle #linedrawing #micron #design #vsco

Last night I sat down for some quality #sketchbook time. Apparently, I was channeling my inner @lisacongdon with a little line drawing and botanicals. I’ve never been a “traditional” illustrator or artist which is probably why I’m so drawn to her work, style, and attitude (but really, design crush like whoa! ummf!). It’s marathon recovery week and for the first time in 4 months, I actually have time to commit towards my creative self, outside of work. Hoping for more of this soon. #illustration #sketch #doodle #linedrawing #micron #design #vsco

chelseaontherun

chelseaontherun:

It’s been really awesome to live in a city with a major marathon, which also happens to be a race I’m running. A few weeks ago, the banners on the light poles started going up, then I started seeing ads while waiting for the train. As of Monday, my usual running route is now outlined with fences, where the race starts. My view from work is right out at Grant Park, and I’ve been watching tents go up since last week, and rows upon rows of blue port-a-potties show up.

I’m excited. The expo is tomorrow. OH MY GOD THE EXPO IS TOMORROW. OH MY GOD THE EXPO STARTS IN 12 HOURS.

HAPPY MARATHON EXPO EVE, MY FRIENDS.

chelseaontherun

chelseaontherun:

Riiight, like I haven’t been talking about it for the last several days, weeks, and months. What I mean by that, is I need to talk about setting realistic goals.

I’m an optimist. For whatever reason, I tend to set my expectations all too high, or much too low. When it comes to running, it took…