Monday night I attended a training run for the Zooma Women’s Race in Chicago on August 10th. The event took place at my favorite local running store in Palos, Running For Kicks! We had an amazing turnout of regulars who show up EVERY Monday night for the free 6pm run and then a mix of new people who were there specifically for the Zooma event. Photo below from Gail R.
We went out for a run with two options of either running the hills of Ishnala or the flat subdivision north of the store. I always head for the hills then realize that I’m 1) too slow for the main group, 2) don’t know the route, and 3) not used to running hills! However, I managed a little over 3 miles before heading back to the store
to use the washroom.
Upon our return from the run, Megan from Muscle Milk was on location with samples of several flavors of Muscle Milk & Cytomax. I was super excited to get ahold of a vanilla crème flavored Muscle Milk, that stuff tastes sooooo yummy!!! Probably too yummy. She also explained the benefits of Muscle Milk and talked with everyone about the importance of proper recovery after a run! Thanks, Megan!!
I’ll be searching out the vanilla latte flavored Muscle Milk Light next!
Then Liama (pronounced Lima) was on site to register everyone for the race! She offered a 10% discount and a special goodie bag to everyone who registered onsite! Super fun and nice goodies too! The onsite registration goodies included 1) a cool Zooma bag which is reusable! I want one!! 2) A Cytomax water bottle with powder drink mix samples. 3) A blue sparkly headband and 4) the new Zooma 2013 shirt. run. laugh. celebrate. I mean really, isn’t that why we do this? Running has brought me so much joy. So many friendships. And allowed me to celebrate my hard work. This shirt really sums up what running means to me. Photo below from Jenny G.
I’m so excited for this race!! I know it’s not cheap but I have high expectations and I really think Zooma will deliver us a one of a kind race experience that will leave us with great memories of the run, the celebration and most importantly of the laughter which brings us together.
If you weren’t able to attend this training run, then you can still use the 10% off discount code when you register for either the 10K or the half marathon. Go HERE and use the discount code: CHIAMB6
This registration will net you not only a great race but arguably one of the best goodie bags & after party in town. Join us. Race goodie bag below!
I hope to see you at Montrose Harbor on August 10th!! Please say hello if you see me!!
** Run. Laugh. Celebrate. ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **
Great job organizing the training run – and great meeting you!
Go 4 It TTF…Zoom On! I wonder why their are not special races for men only? Muscle Milk is good, but a bit pricy. Calories and fat content a bit too high for me, but not that “Light” version. Good taste for almost all flavors and great post-run recovery drink. But you don’t have to consume this stuff after every little run. Save it for the harder or longer duration runs that really tax the body.