I was finally was able to watch my girlfriend Karen complete her first marathon in Chicago. This was a wonderful trip and a HUGE event! Not only was I able to spend time in an amazing city that I've never visited for pleasure...I trained in some fun locations. Across the street from Karen's parents is a 1/4 mile track and 3 minutes away from that is the lakeshore running path! I wasn't super pumped about all of the heavily chlorinated indoor pools but shoot...it's only because I'm spoiled with year-round outdoor swimming in Fl. After the Marathon oringand travel it was time to head to Austin, TX. This is another city I've always wanted to spend time learning about and expl. This trip involved a special event, Nicholas and Heather's wedding. Being a groomsman was truly an honor and training with Nicholas is always a highlight. Austin has some amazing smoothie bars and a fantastic down-town running trails too. I've never seen so many active people in one location.
I Love My Job!
What's next? Who knows! I'll probably go hard at the Turkey Trot 10K and TRI Key West but that should wrap up the season. My next blog will have all my season highlights, training hours...mileage etc. It's fun to look back at a great year--my first as a pro athlete. Thanks again to USMES for accepting me on the Elite-team again next year and I look forward to representing all of our sponsors again next year!