So last week I took my first train to an industry trade show in Chicago. This was only the second time I've been to Chicago and definitely my first time on the Amtrak, so I thought I would share some pictures.
Refueling at Gino's East, Chicago style. This type of thing continued the rest of the week, which was probably why my first training run back home sucked so bad. It was worth it though, I mean...look at it!
There was a giant Marilyn Monroe near our hotel. This was the the source of many a photo opportunity throughout the week.
Now for the PR part of the show. I ran a local 5K on Saturday and cut about 8 seconds off my previous PR time. I couldn't bring my camera with me on this on one, so no pictures. I was nervous about this one, because I knew the potential for a PR was there because of the course, but with the 3 days of eating and drinking in Chicago and everything else going on this week I was tired and hadn't run very much and I just wasn't feeling very confident. I felt great that morning, and even though I struggled breathing (a lot! freaking humidity) I still managed to keep up a good pace. I had to kick it at the end to make the time, but I did it! Slowly inching my way to 25 minutes:)