I have been anticipating this crazy busy weekend by
appropriately naming it "Hell Weekend!"
I had the amazing opportunity to join two different chiropractic
student groups from NUHS to treat patients post-marathon! Yes, we
worked at the famous huge Chicago Marathon on Sunday! The first
marathon where we treated patients was in Libertyville, which was
absolutely beautiful. We were able to assist our chiropractic
cohorts and give acute homeopathic remedies to the runners with
symptoms ranging from the obvious muscle cramps to joint pain!
A group of medical volunteers at the Chicago
After the first marathon, which I woke up for at 5:00am and
worked until 2:30pm, Ryan and I put together last minute costumes
to have an "early spooky soiree" at a friend's house in Naperville.
Ryan was a nun (ha ha) and I was a "modern day clown." It was so
much fun, even though I was absolutely exhausted from the
Modern day clown.
I love Halloween season so much because you get to go all out
and wear crazy makeup on your face, and well…look "normal." :) It
was a fun little get-together to enjoy the amazing weather, a mini
bonfire, and good eats! I will admit though that the makeup started
to get very uncomfortable especially all the blue around my
Some of the girls and I at the party.
After only having about three hours of sleep, my friend and I
woke up at the crack of dawn (5:00am) again to make our way through
the crazy crowds of the Chicago Marathon! We had our 50-lb. tables
to carry as well, which has definitely left both of my arms very
After attending both marathons, I became
very inspired especially after seeing the WINNER of the marathon
actually hit a course record. (1st and 2nd place winners pictured
above.) I have officially added completing a marathon to my bucket
list! I almost cried when I saw Moses (the winner) cross the line!
It was absolutely amazing! He finished 26.2 miles in about two
hours and 4 minutes! That means he ran each mile in about 4 minutes
and 40 seconds, which is absolutely insane! Chicago looked very
different with all the setup for the marathon but it was awesome.
(Pictured below is a group of medical volunteers!)
I'm glad that I had such a hectic weekend but I was so excited
to get home and finally sleep! Overall, the weekend was full of
espresso shots, early mornings, and inspirations! What is on YOUR
Blissor: Officially adding something as crazy as a MARATHON to
my bucket list--which means I should start running now! :)