This morning I did a long run as part of the official training schedule available from the Chicago marathon website. The humidity and heat and still here in Cincinnati, but training early in the morning has allowed me to at least dodge the bulk of the heat so far. I came into training with a strong milage base build up so I'm feeling confident and I'll been able to stick with my plan so far....extra stretching and yoga to help keep my back healthy this time.
Running in Cincinnati is usually fun. There are many runners in this area of town, and I'm able to see most of them in the mornings while running. Also, at times running in Cincinnati is random. For instance, this morning I saw a truck top half sparkly orange and the bottom half sparkly blue. In addition to the interesting paint job there were 3 standard rims and 1 rim was a spinner. Now you may be picturing a regular spinner, but oh no this one was extra special....a dollar sign! I literally laughed out loud. I also got passed by some super speedy male runners.....and one had a lower back tattoo.....well he actually had two.
Thank you Cincinnati for keeping life interesting while running!