I needed to be reminded of this today. Training for a marathon (or half) requires endurance and achieving endurance requires patience. This has been my lesson over the past few months.
Today got started early! I've been battling a headache since Thursday afternoon so waking up at 3:45am was not fun. Damian (my hubby) dropped me at the airport and I was on my way!
Nothing helps a headache better than caffeine. Thank heavens for Starbucks!
(I should really buy shares in Starbucks cause I contribute greatly to their profit margin).
I got to Chicago safely (airport pic...)
The hotel isn't what I expected but I'm trying not to focus on that (I'll spare you the hotel pictures... you're not missing much)
Then it was time for food and to head to the Radisson Blu Aqua for the pre-race expo!
I got there early (hence the lack of people), visited the vendor booths and checked out the schedule...
I was going to stay for the guest speaker and all the pre-race expo hoopla but my headache didn't seem to be going away. I figured it would be better if I got some rest, so I headed back to the hotel for an early evening.
I'm all set for tomorrow!