Friday, February 19, 2016

Racing Season Begins: Shamrock Shuffle 8K

I do not like running in cold weather. Friends mock me for shivering even in spring-like conditions. For several years friends encouraged me to run the Bank Of America Shamrock Shuffle. The race, in its thirty-seventh year, takes place either in late March or early April. In Chicago, this is viewed as the official start to the running and racing season. Concerned with potential cold temperatures or snow, I always declined to run in this event.

In 2015, I opted to run the Bank Of America Shamrock Shuffle. It was so much fun! I especially loved that Keri Serota, Dare2Tri Executive Director, is in charge of the Athletes With Disabilities Program for the race. Similar to the Chicago marathon, I took advantage of starting just behind the wheelchair participants and just ahead of the elite men and women. Having all the screams and cheers to myself during that opening mile was so much fun.

I registered to race in the Bank Of America Shamrock Shuffle on April 3, 2016. I know the amazing, Jenna Parker will have me ready to run hard and fast. I will proudly wear my “Sexy Isra” Pinnacle Performance Company racing gear. All which remains is to find a guide to take me the 8K distance.

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