Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Holiday Run

We (Chicago Endurance Sports) hosted an easy run last night as part of the half marathon training program for the Miami Half in January. We decided to run the course through the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and through the Lights Festival because it was rainy and damp and we knew there wouldn't be a large crowd to navigate through. And it is fun and FREE!

What was going to be a nasty run in the damp, icky rain turned out to be a holiday treat! There were ice sculptors, lights and even the animals came out to wave to us.

It was a night to remember for sure. And a lesson learned...the best runs usually come in the worst packages. Some of my favorite runs have been in the worst weather conditions or on those days where I haven't felt very much like running.

Happy running holidays...

Coach Jenny


Chief Pioneer said...

Here's another motivator for bad weather: think of all the folk who look out of the window and say 'The weather's too bad to run / bike / whatever'. And you are out there in it and doing it. Don't you feel good? It adds some extra pep to the session. And same goes for holidays - 'You were out on Christmas Day??' - why sure, and that's what will separate the people who want to succeed (whatever that means to them) from the rest.

Amber said...

Sounds like a blast.