Well here is my run fuel the night before a 9 miler.
Went to Dak (Korean Chicken Wings- BIG WINGS) then to Lickity Split for a Crazy Cake frozen custard ( vanilla custard blended with a red velvet cupcake - Frozen custard blended with one Flirty cupcake of your choice... frosting too, topped with candy sprinkles). No photo of the custard taken as I inhaled it like a hungry vacuum!
|Spicy BBQ Korean Red Pepper Paste|
Just gotta say, dang. I'm doing a remix of Trey Songz 2 reasons to - I only went out for two reasons, custard and the wings. Also learned my daughter does not care for Korean BBQ yet.... More for me!
That was race fuel if I ever had some.
Fast forward to 4:40am, up and get ready. Low 40s for temp. Now this temperature range is like the puberty of running weather, you deal with a variety a body adaptations. A little chilly to start, but not enough to warrant more than a base wickering layer, and you build a decent sweat by the end of the run.
Today I extended my run to 9 miles, so speed wasn't on the menu. I went out thinking of what would make this run different, but it was just the ideal run. It's the reason why I run.
A gorgeous moon to the west, and the awakening of the sky to east with a color palette that would inspire any painter.
But wait, there's more!
Friday magic and the undeniable awe of the morning touched every runner. I never had so many people wave, smile, nod or say hello during a run. Even got doubles from people as we crossed doing our loop backs. Can we be Facebook friends?
I think Chicagoans are itching for the nicer weather and break out of the cabin fever. We all want to enjoy Chicago after earning our due from the long winter and chilly spring.