Words can't do it justice, so enjoy the story in pictures...
Hubby and I ready to race.
Goofing around, waiting for our 11:30 am start. There were a total of 6 waves, every half hour.
The 5K started on Montrose Beach and then we climbed up boulders into the nearby park.
Our friends making their way across these tricky ladders.
Hubby's balancing act on the teetering slopes.
Me coming through what we dubbed the "car wash"
My friend Katie & I after the Water Noodle Forest.
The Giant Beach Ball maze, followed by an Artic Plunge before the finish!
After the Finish Line, we jumped into Lake Michigan to cool off. I love this picture with the Chicago skyline in the background!
And then enjoyed the free beer at the exceptional beach party!
And mingled with the natives...
Hey look - it's Fred Flintstone & the Gang!
And who doesn't like half-naked men on the beach?!
DID I CONVINCE YOU YET?
Check out the Beach Palooza website here. They host numerous races around the country. It's totally worth the travel for this kind of racing fun! And the event is organized wonderfully by Red Frog Events.
Now what could top a day like that?
I did 18.3 miles this morning!
Enjoy summer, but never taking my eyes off the Marathon.