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Give Me a C!!

Finally the fog of funk has lifted! It went away yesterday while on my 105 minute run, which resulted in 12.84 Miles.

12.84 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 1:45:02, 8:11 Pace)

I can’t say yet that I’m used to time based running. I’m trying to give it a fair shake. If anything I feel the quality in my new training program is a bit light. However after this week of funk, my mood wasn’t in it anyways.

We finally got some rain here and it cooled the temps off big time. It was breezy and just under 60 degrees when I headed out. Absolutely gorgeous and I immediately noticed how nice it was to not be running in thick humid air. I love how running in the fall feels and now it seems it is right around the corner.

After a re-energizing run I quickly got ready for the second part of my birthday from Rob. Cubs game! Our first ever!! We found parking easily, but were just a bit late. Top of the 1st and Mets were already up by 3. No matter, it would be a great time regardless.

Once we were there I got my other wish, a Cubs hat with a pink “C”. I’ve been wanting one forever and refused to buy it outside of Wrigley. I wanted to get it while at a game. 🙂

I got to have a ballpark dog and was quite tipsy after two Bud Lights.

So being new to the Cubs game live in person, it cracked us up that the home runs by the Mets were thrown back from the crowd, too funny!

And in usual “Chicago people are awesome” form, the guy behind us secretly got the rows around us to sing me Happy Birthday at the last inning. 😀 How cool is that?!

Thanks to some amazing plays by Soriano and DeWitt the Cubs pulled out a W!

Then upon leaving Wrigley a guy commented on how many photos I was taking and I explain my nerdy behavior is because it’s my first game and my birthday present. He gives me a quick hug and says he is a professional singer and sings me Happy Birthday in Italian right there in front of everyone. Man Chicago is so cool! There is just something about that city that makes everyone be so cool with each other. Love it!!

Then we were off to Spacca Napoli, recommended from our friends Brooke and Craig. The food was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! This is what pizza is people! It was seriously yummy and all other “pizza” will need to find a new name.

First, an Italian beer that is harder to find in the States.

The pizzas: Prosciutto de Rucola – Provola, Prosciutto di Parma, Arugula, Parmesan and House Special Pizza (forgot the name) – Ricotta, Gouda, Tomatoes, Mushroom, Truffle Oil

It was a perfect day!!!! I’m officially addicted to Cubs games and want to go back as much as possible! 🙂

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August 2010 Stats

I’m behind in blogging, not because I’m too busy to write, but actually I’ve been in a funk for multiple days. I couldn’t shake it or put my finger on it. I’m fine with a bad day, but this funk wouldn’t go away. My training suffered some from that with me struggling to just get going. I’m getting in miles, but I’m not my usual self, excited for my next run.

I do have one cool item that’s over due, I hit a new monthly record in mileage for August!

252.8 Miles

I think that’s 30 miles more than I had in my past record. I also know that there was much more quality workout in those miles and I can say I don’t notice my body giving any signs of fatigue.

I am happy to report that my funky fog lifted yesterday….post to come. 😀