Long run in Chicago

Happy three day weekend! I am happy to report that even though I’m out of town I got in my scheduled 7.5 mile long run.
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Suburban Chicago has a great bike trail system that goes on forever. It’s a dirt/pebble path and very shady in most parts. My route even took me into a forest preserve, so I veered off the main path and did a couple of loops on the forest trail. It’s always neat to see plants that are way different than back home. And this path was super soft covered in wood chips.
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Because of my loops in the park, my out-and-back timing was off. When I finished my mileage, I was still 1.5 mi away from home. Doh! I had a long, very slow, cool down.

I was going to sign up for the Smuttynose Half Marathon but they were sold out as of last Monday, the same day I decided to sign up. I’m on track for a Columbus Day weekend race, so I have to hurry up & pay before those sell out too. It feels good to be back on a running schedule.

PS – I want to show you my new phone case:
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