Do Life 5k Recap
I don’t even know where to start. I had such a great time yesterday meeting Ben and other super awesome Fitblrs!! I was pretty nervous to go downtown by myself and meet a bunch of people I don’t know, but I’m really happy I went. I went downtown early and hung out at the Pavilion before heading over to the Buckingham fountain to meet everyone. When I got there, I was really nervous to walk over to everyone, but as soon as Ben saw me he yelled my name and instantly made me less nervous (thanks, Ben!). Claire was already there and Kate arrived shortly after I did!
We walked down to the Lakefront at 6:30 to run the 5k. Claire and I stuck together, running just under 10 minute miles, and that included an insanely huge hill that we ran up together! This girl has lost OVER 100 LBS. by the way!!! She is super motivated and absolutely hilarious. When we finished, we went back to run with people who were still running. I ran with Kate part of the way and we talked about the Chicago Marathon (she’s running it, too!!) I can’t wait for another Fitblr meet up at the Chicago Marathon- and I’ll already know someone there, which is awesome! I wish I lived closer to the city so my new
internet real life besties and I could hang out more.
After the 5k, we all grabbed some dinner at the café at Buckingham fountain and sat on the ground in a big Kumbayah circle. The time flew. I easily missed my 8:40 train, and at 10:00 I finally had to leave to make the next train at 10:40! We talked about weight loss, running, jobs, family, and Ben’s upcoming Ironman. He may have even put an idea in my head about me doing an Ironman… but we’ll see about that one ;)
I had a great time and was inspired by so many of the people I met. Whether for themselves, their family, or anyone else, each person there was doing an awesome job changing their lives for the better. If you have a chance to go meet other bloggers in your area, I highly recommend you do it. You won’t regret it!
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