Monday, September 17, 2012
This 20 Miler is Now In the Books!
The 20 miler is in the books. I survived, and it went ok. Upon arriving at the Wilson Av parking lot along the lakefront, it was a crowded mess and it took me awhile to find my pace group. Turns out Wave 73 was the first of several 11:30 pace groups, so I opted to go with the one that had some more familiar and friendlier looking faces. Turns out two chicks were from “Black Girls Run” Chicago, the Chicago “chapter” of Black Girls Run, an initiative aimed at getting more black women on their feet and off of the couch. And before any of you all get all funky about that, check out obesity rates in the black community and holla back at me if you’re still mad about this organization. ;) It’s all love! And besides, plenty of non-black runners participate in the scheduled group runs. I actually only mingle with this group socially (and even limited in that capacity), as I prefer to run ALONE for the most part. Anyhoo, I started chatting with them and we talked about our remaining race schedules for the year, what marathons we are or might do next year, etc… Turns out one chick was actually running in the 12:00 pace group, so the other one and I agreed to stick with each other for a bit.