7.11.2006

Chicago

I arrived Friday and have been having a valuable and enjoyable time meeting colleagues and acquaintances. I will say this about Chicago: they are inclined to overload the food servings in restaurants. I have had to resort to my mantra: "eat what's right; not what's left." No wonder Americans are overweight.
I ran 10.5 miles Sunday morning, starting at my hotel and east to the Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. From there I headed north along the Lakeshore route and up into Lincoln Park. The further north I ran the nicer the scenery and the more plentiful the runners. I was fortunate to be able to stop at two runner community Gatorade/water stops for refreshment. Thank you Chicago.
This morning, in a drizzle, I headed south across the Chicago River, then east to Grant Park. I went all the way down to the Museum Campus and back up the lakeside path and back across the river and home. It was about 4.5 miles and a few too many stop lights so the time was long.
Next running stop will be in Rhode Island where I intend to hook up with Jank on Thursday and crank out a quick set of miles. Woo hoo!

12 comments:

Susan said...

I love love love Chicago! Enjoy your time there David. Shop some for me. Please.

jeanne said...

sounds quite lovely. and what nice runners to share their water stops with you! have fun in RI. sometimes less is more (as in "prepared") so don't fret!

Michelle said...

when is the RBF fest in CT?

Running Rabbit said...

Ahh, yes...the ever growing enormous plate of food at restaurants.

David said...

Susan - I just got back from Nordstroms. They were asking after you.
Susie. You have mail.
Michelle. You have mail.

Susan said...

Tell them I'll be right there!

The Running Red Sox Fan said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one running in the rain....I am SO jealous of the community water stops!
Way to go on the 10.5 run!

Deb said...

Came across your blog and LOVE the mantra for eating. Left...right.Was it right..left? Anyway, I agree. We Americans need to get it together on the food thing. Chicago's a fun city & sounds like you had a great run.

april anne said...

Safe travels! See you Monday.

Mia Goddess said...

That's so cool about the gatorade/water stops on your run! I love that. Please stop by Marshall Fields for me and get me something ridiculously expensive and impractical. :)

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