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I Should be in Chicago Right Now, but the Coronavirus Told Me, “Not So Fast, Girl!”

Updated: Aug 14, 2020

When I woke up this morning, I realized I should have been in Chicago. Right then, I probably would have been nervously excited as I got ready to head to packet pick up along with one of my dearest friends and running mate. Nonetheless, it didn't happen. At least not this time! I was about to cross off another item from my bucket list: run the Chicago Half Marathon. I guess it will have to wait a bit longer . . .

After training for over two months, on June 12 I received the email confirming the race had been canceled. It's undeniable that, from the beginning, I knew I was most likely training for a race that would never take place, but regardless, I had to prepare for it. And while it sucked to run all of those miles knowing it was only a matter of time until I found out if it was “unnecessary,” I reminded myself the value and importance of staying committed. Alt