Friday, March 23, 2012

The Shamrock Shuffle

This weekend will be a first for this Chi-Town girl,
my first Chicago race event.
Can we get an "It's about time!" 
Word on the street is people love Chicago's race routes, and I think it's time I get my own pair of feet on the streets.

The Shamrock Shuffle 8k (or the Sham Shuff as we've taken to calling it around here) is what's happening.
At 40,000 runners, it's the biggest 8k in the world, but for me, the party will be all about the four people I'm running with and getting to spend the weekend with them, for sure.
(My dad, my sister, and my two brothers...xo!)

The Shamrock Shuffle rings of the city's Irish heritage and love of St. Patrick's Day, which honestly is such a bust in Chicago.
It's probably the only day of the year that I don't like Chicago.

After work on St. Patrick's Day last Saturday, husband and I walked over to our favorite neighborhood pizza place, a pretty typical Saturday night practice.
Within the few blocks from our apartment to the restaurant, we passed more drunk groups of people than I see in Chicago in a year, and our little locale was spilling over with more of the same.

It was all so obnoxious and so not what we love about Chicago that we turned around and went home.
True story.

I'll probably want to turn around and go home after mile 1 in the Sham Shuff this weekend, but, you know.
Everyone will be sober, right?! 

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1 comment:

Kirra Sue said...

I can't believe it's here! You are gonna rock it! So proud.