Carrera de los Muertos 5k

Dancers at the Carrera de los Muertos

This morning Shaun, Erica, and I all did the Carrera de los Muertos (“Run of the Dead”) 5K down in Pilsen. For Shaun and Erica both it was a big milestone—it was Shaun’s first run since he broke his ankle and Erica’s first since her bike accident and everything since (Erica walked the whole thing, but that’s still a big step). For me, it was just my first organized run since the Triathlon.

We’ve run a number of “neighborhood runs” in Chicago and this is now by far my favorite. I haven’t spent a lot of time in Pilsen, so it was fun to explore the neighborhood at a trot (Since Erica was walking, she got some great photos of all the street art). There was a variety of great music along the race, from a Mariachi band to DJs. And dancers and giants and food. Oh, and my race bib said “El Fuzzy” and Erica’s said “La Erica”. We’ll definitely be visiting Pilsen soon, and signing up for next year’s race as soon as we can.

My official results:

Time: 31:26.4
Pace: 10:08
Overall place: 1044 / 2408
Place in sex: 560 / 927
Place in division (M, 40-44): 54 / 112