Kelly the Culinarian: Zooma Chicago Kick Off Event

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zooma Chicago Kick Off Event

Last night, I had a fun night with some of my blogging besties. We met up at Universal Sole downtown for the Chicago Area Runners Association half marathon training kick off. Zooma Chicago is one of their race options for the training, so we double dipped and celebrated our first event as Zooma ambassadors.

First, Sierra and I went for a lovely 3.3-mile jaunt around the lake with the other runners. Sierra is running her first marathon this weekend, so we chatted strategy and last-minute considerations. She's going to kill it!
Then, Lauren, Katie and Sarah to learn more about the training program, foam rolling and the mental aspect of running.  We also met up with our Muscle Milk hook up. Thanks, ladies, for keeping the protein flowing! You can still enter my Muscle Milk giveaway, by the way.


I'm so pleased with my self control. I didn't take home a single pair of shoes ... this time. The manager there, Joel, invited me back for the store's signature beer and burger runs.  As someone who only started running to eat more, I'm really excited about this. And these shoes, too.

9 comments:

Beth Ann said...

The kickoff looks like it was a lot of fun. I love fun runs, especially when free stuff is involved. I, too, have a hard time passing up running shoes. Those Brooks Ravennas are gorgeous--makes me sad I don't run in a stability shoe.

Declan Xavier said...

The strength it took not to bring back a new pair of kicks is hard! I try to remind myself that I'll be due for another pair soon enough!

Glad you had fun! Enjoy the day!

Kelly @ Kelly the Culinarian said...

I totally agree, I wanted to take them all home!

Laima said...

Great evening - we'll have to set up some ZOOMA training runs soon:)

Anne said...

Good self control on the shoes! I have a new pair of Brooks sitting in my online cart as we speak, tempting me...

The kick-off looks fun! I wanted to go since I'm running the 10k, but Mondays are way too busy.

Beth Sheridan said...

I am amazed at the self-control on the shoes! Glad you had a good time, looks like a lot of fun :)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Sounds like a fun evening - I like the Zooma/CARA partnership a lot!

Just keep running! said...

I am jealous! That looks like a fun time.

Just keep running! said...

I am jealous. Looks like a great time at the kick off!