GRUMPY: I lost a whole Sunday with my guys (+ I missed them for 4 days last week while in Indy).
Room with a view: My downtown hotel gave me an awesome view from the 21st floor:
LAST MINUTE travel means: No time to try to organize a possible run date with local bloggers (though I know tricky during mid-week) AND no reservations at any of the Rick Bayless restaurants. Double drat!
A SILVER lining? Aside from getting Priority Club and United points and meeting co-workers who I talk to almost daily but have no idea what they look like, I got to participate in a favorite running activity:
My hotel is only ~1 mile from Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. After recommendations from Mr. Bob, Sister Bison, and Jess, I decided to head south along the lake from the Pier.
On the books: 6 mile tempo (1 mile easy, 5 miles @ 7:47 pace). Thank goodness the lake shore is FLAT. Even still, I sorta canned the tempo thing and just ran hard inbetween taking photos. Also, I took the first couple miles easy to run with a coworker.
And now Chicago tempo run in pictorial:
|Our office building!|
6.0 miles in 47:23 (7:53 pace).
6 hours of sitting in meetings the rest of today.
45 min stationary bike planned for tomorrow morning.
10 hrs of meetings tomorrow (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
4 hour flight back to Seattle at end of day tomorrow.
= Lots of sitting.
Thank goodness for this great run today!