The pics are in....
I’ve only got a few “Boston-esque” pics this time, because fortunately we had great weather and I wasn’t a sweaty mess.
Chicago was my 11th marathon and each time, I learn something new. Part of my determination as the cycle wore on, was to prove something. I wanted to prove you can have a cycle where you may not be seeing the results you want, but if you’re still putting in the work, race day can still be a good day.
Chicago turned out to be a microcosm of my training. It hurt. There were twinges of pain and discomfort far too early. I had moments where I felt I overcame, only for it to get hard again. But through it all, I persevered. I kept my goals insight. I took what I was dealt and I did the most I could with it.
We all love Des’s quote to “keep showing up”. I can’t tell you the amount of times I thought back to how hard training was. When I wanted to quit, when I wanted to give up, I thought about how all those battles to keep showing up the last few months would be wasted. And that wasn’t happening.
That’s why I kept showing up. That’s why Sunday was worth every second 💪☺️