Sunday, October 12, 2014

When Life GIves You Lemons, Make Lemonade !

So you saw different race outfit in my last post, right? Well, as stated in the title of this post ... when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. My baggage is stuck somewhere and I don't know where. We hoped it could have arrived yesterday (Saturday) evening, but did not risk it. So at the race expo and then at Nike Town Chicago we re-purchased my race kit. Lesson learned - next time I am putting my kit in my carry on luggage :)

Few memories from the pre-race day, mainly in pictures:

The hotel room is pretty cool and I am glad I have been sleeping quite well for pre-race nights :)

Breakfast, some protein and lot of carbs.

My friends Betty and Andrew (whom I met on the bus to start of Boston marathon 2013 and we kept in touch ever since!!!) let me know about this cool event - shake out run with Deena Kastor and Bart Yasso. How  cool is that?

Bart introducing Deena before the run.

The group was pretty huge.

Running selfie with Bart!!! (I am glad I traveled in running gear!)

Meet my new friend Deena Kastor! She is so tiny!!!

Very exciting moment!!! My 30 seconds of fame :D

And  then we were off to expo to be there just after it opened at 9 am ... it was alredy pretty packed, but nothing to compare to when we were leaving ...

... with Slávek (from Run The World Czech running group) at the expo.

At the Nike booth ... Nike+ members got free scarf and iPhone case!

Got "few" samples at the Larabar stand and purchased all I needed ...

And this was the traditional sushi style pre-race lunch.

Now it's 5 am and I have already eaten my breakfast, the coffee from room service just arrived and I am off to get ready for CHICAGO MARATHON in just two and half hours!

Let's do some running today! :))


  1. great motto! I like it so much!

  2. What went wrong? You didnt even kick off at your PB level, why? Tomas

  3. I ´m really curious what has happened. I expected an attack for sub3. New shoes ? "Windy city" factor ?

  4. Waiting for Chicago marathon report...:(