Since it was a long weekend I had an extra day off work. I wanted to spend some time with my family but do something active and fun. I miss the hikes at FR so I told Jamie (my husband) that I wanted to go on a hike. We live really close to a conservation area that has some trails that we can walk to from our house. We ventured out just after noon from our house with Tonka our fur baby and spent the next 2 hours hiking through the trails at Dalewood Conservation area. It really doesn't compair at all to what I hiked at FR but it was nice to be spending time with my boys and doing something active. Our hike ended up being 8km long and when we got home both the dog & Jamie were wiped out. I look forward to doing that hike again once the leaves start turning because it will be just beautiful.
Tonka & I after our hike
On Tuesday night at my running group one of our group leaders did a presentation on his experiences from some of the marathons he has run in the past. He has run Chicago a few times and he had some pictures to share with the group. I know there is 40,000 people who will be participating in this race but when I saw those pictures he shared with us it was a little overwhelming and exciting at the same time. I have 4 weeks of training left before the big event.
Stay tuned for more updates as my training continues for Chicago 2010!