Tomorrow morning I am running my first Shamrock Shuffle!
I have registered for this race once before, but I had to skip because of my cousin’s baby shower. And a few years ago, I volunteered for it, but it’s kind of hard to believe I’ve never actually run it before.
This will be my second Sunday in a row that I’ll be running a race, surpassing my “one-race-a-month” goal for the year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t roll over to next month, so stay tuned to see what I have up my sleeve for April!
As for the Shamrock Shuffle, I’m actually a little disappointed in the shirts this year. Although the design is cool, it’s RED, and not green as one would suspect. (C’mon, Bank of America. This is the SHAMROCK Shuffle, not the Bank of America Shuffle. Last time I checked, shamrocks were green.)
Maybe I’m just a little bitter because red is my least favorite color to wear, (other than orange or yellow), and this now brings my red race shirt total to four.
But, as I said, the design itself is pretty cool, and I don’t usually wear my race shirts until after the race anyway (I believe it’s bad luck to wear a shirt you didn’t actually earn yet), so instead I will be wearing my green CARA 6 Leaf Clover training shirt from this year. Because, you know, it’s the SHAMROCK Shuffle after all.
Anyway, shirts and apparel aside, I’m excited to be running this year. As much as I’ve been trying to steer clear of the really crowded races, the Shamrock Shuffle really is Chicago’s kickoff to running season, and it’s also my first CARA Certified race of the year. (I’m aiming to run 10 CARA races this year!)
Again, this will be the farthest distance I’ve run in a while, and my knee still isn’t quite up to par, but I am looking forward to having a fun race down the streets of Chicago.
Last weekend I Got Lucky, this weekend I’m Shufflin’!