Tuesday, May 23, 2017

up next: soldier field 10 mile

Disclaimer: I received entry for Soldier Field 10 Mile to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

My next two races are this weekend. No, I don't take breaks haha. On Saturday I'll be heading to Soldier Field for my fourth or fifth year of the Soldier Field 10 Mile and on Monday I'll be running the Ridge Run 5k. Is it sad that I can't remember how many years I've been doing races? I don't keep a very good 'record' book, and I only started using BibRave to review the races since 2014, so anything before that is ?? haha. I know a lot of people know exactly how many of each race they've done. The only one I know for sure if my marathon total. Maybe one day I'll find the time to go back and tally it all up.

Registration for SF10 is still open, but not for much longer. Use code BibRaveSF1017 to receive this water bottle for free (you'll get it at packet pickup).

Here's the 2017 Goodie Bag (shirt and finisher medal):

All finishers will receive a Soldier Field 10 Mile medal to commemorate their achievement! The triangles of stars surrounding the Chicago star signify the folded flag placed on the casket of deceased veterans, to honor the memory of their service to our country. The tri-folded flag is an emblem of the hat worn by the Patriots of the American Revolution.

I love this race because it's a unique distance. There aren't a ton of 10 mile options, versus the amount of 5k, 10k, and halfs in the area. Another really cool thing is that you get to finish on Soldier Field at the 50 yard line. Last year was messed up a bit because Beyonce was in town and so the field was covered up with that metal concert platform they put on the fields to prevent them from getting ruined. Do you know what I'm talking about? Anyway - looks like this year should be back to normal.

I haven't decided yet whether I'll run with my mom or run on my own with my usual intervals and see how the legs do. Sometimes I start off of my own, and then I poop out and my mom catches up and I run with her till the finish. I'll definitely be running with her on Monday; it's our tradition. And weather is usually crazy hot and humid, and I don't have the energy to push through that haha.

Check out my BibRave Reviews from 2016, 2015, and 2014.

OR my blog recaps:2015, 2014. Apparently I never wrote my blog recap from 2016 because I didn't run it through BibRave. Typical me – I can never keep up with my blog recaps {eye roll}. I know I had a great time last year because Angie and Josh were in town! We hung out after the race for a bit.

I might need to squeeze in some extra miles the next week so I can hit my 100 mile goal for every month of 2017. I'm a little behind (I don't know how, I feel like I've been running a ton, but I guess I did skip a few week day training runs due to travel/no time away from work/tired).

Anyone out there planning on running either of those races this weekend? Say hey if you see me :)

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