Yesterday my participant guide along with my bib number (#44556) for the Chicago Marathon came in the mail!
We're 19 days away from race day...and the butterflies come and go. Its been 2 years since I ran an out of town big city race (NYC2008)...of course I ran Houston just 9 months ago, but running in your own city, while it is exciting, its not like going somewhere far away ;o)
Last year, at the start of the Chicago Marathon it was a blistering 29 degrees...while I do want cold weather, I dont want 29 degrees of cold ;o)... 40 would be good :)
Anyway, here is last years Chicago Marathon in 3 minutes...I have watched Spirit of the Marathon a billion times and this video almost as many...I think I know the course as well as I can at this point without actually ever being there...I cannot wait to make that last left turn and head 800m or so to the Finish!!!!