18 weeks to October 12th!

It’s official – I just faxed in my registration form for the 2008 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Registering makes it feel much more real (and much more terrifying!). Training starts tomorrow and I’m really excited to get back into it. I’ve felt so sluggish and unmotivated this past month. It will be nice to be back on a schedule, and have new runs to look forward to.

Our next official race is the Hyde Park Blast on June 28th. Two years ago we walked this race (because the shirts were super cute), and last year we ran it for the first time. It is a 4 mile run that ends with a horrible hill on Handasyde Ave. However, this is my favorite race of the year because it’s in our neighborhood AND you are allowed to run with dogs! Last year I ran with Indy (see picture) and Casey ran with Huey, but this year Linds is going to run with Huey so Casey can get a better time. Looks like we won’t have any medal winners this year, but they will still love to do the run with us. I got them matching patriotic bandanas just for the occasion.

Another reason to love the Hyde Park Blast:

Kegs/Eggs Breakfast
– Join your fellow runners and walkers for the best breakfast spread and post-race party in the city (complimentary for all registered participants). Kegs and Eggs provided by Frisch’s and Christian Moerlein. Participants will also be able to enjoy organic fruit and other offerings from Bigg’s, Servatti’s, Busken and other sponsors. New for this year: All runners and walkers of legal drinking age will be able to start the post-party reload early with Bloody Mary’s (virgin and regular) or Mimosas from Teller’s.

Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas sound good to me!

On a wedding note – the dresses we looked at on Thursday were too expensive and not quite the right colors. The search continues!