Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shamrock Shuffle 2011 Race Recap

Today was the Shamrock Shuffle.  I was really excited.  I was dying to beat my previous time of the last two years of 50:27!  It was actually a really nice day, but just a little too hot to run 5 miles!  The last two years it was 30 and snowy.  I was welcoming the warmer weather.

I wore my garmin and my unofficial time was 48:02 with an average pace per mile of 9:36!  I'm very happy with that considering I was dying from the weather!  The last mile I just repeated to myself "Just keep running, just keep running!"  You have to do what you have to do!!  lol

My cousin Nick did great too.  His time last year was 58:29 and his unofficial time this year was around 57:00.  Great job Nick!

Official results to come later!  They are not posted right now, or there are too many people trying to get on the site because it's just crashing.

But it's a gorgeous day in Chicago.  I wish it was going to last but it's not.  It's about 80 degrees and sunny.  Later in the week it will be 50's and rainy.  Oh well.  I'll enjoy it while I can.  Here are a few pictures from the Shamrock Shuffle and of my wonderful convertible (how I will miss it when I get a new one soon!).

The Crowd!  The start line is all the way up there!
Me and Nick Pre-Run
Going Topless in Chicago!       
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!


  1. Holy cr@p! That's a great pace! Good job.

    Ah, topless sounds nice. You make me want a convertible. :)

  2. Hell yeah lady!! Way to go!

  3. Thanks guys! My official time was 48:04.

  4. Anonymous4/11/2011

    You won't miss your car. I won't miss what it left on my driveway. Also I think we look fantastic with our new sun glasses. Had to pull mine up when we went under the bridges.

  5. That's an awesome time Amanda!! You should be so proud of yourself!!