So I snuck in some runs during lunch or between meetings on the hotel treadmills. Nothing too inspiring.
But really it was OK. My body is tired and my runs have been lackluster. My next race is not until November 3rd so I decided to not run much this weekend. I skipped out running with my friends at the last minute. In fact, I did a total of less than 1 hour just in and around the neighborhood. I have heard that even the best runners take rest periods from running...up to six weeks!
Along with the inter-terminal tunnel pictured above, I saw this "cool" toilet in the Chicago airport. It has a plastic wrap on the toilet seat. When you are done, you push a button and a new, clean plastic loop is pulled around the seat. You have to be patient while the plastic is slowly pulled around by the little motor. But then you are guaranteed a new, clean, fresh surface to "work" with.
I think that is what my body is needing right now: a little time to clean and refresh to be ready for the new stresses I plan to throw at it :-)