Friday, August 2, 2013

Finally, Chicago Is My Kind Of ... Marathon!

Cue Old Blue Eyes, because Chicago is definitely "My Kind Of Town"!  Why?  Well, Chi-Town is just an awesome place for starters.  But also, because we finally received confirmation of our registration for the 2013 Chicago Marathon.  We're LEGIT ... we get to run the Windy City!

I've know for some time that I would most likely be running it.  But as you recall, the Chicago Marathon had a few administrative issues when people were trying to register and Michael and I got locked out.  We then entered the make-shift & somewhat shady lottery they held to try to remedy the issues, and didn't get chosen for that either.  But alas ... before we even attempted to register for the race, we had booked our room through Marathon Tours, which actually had a few guaranteed entries (for a "small" fee of course).  So we jumped on two of the entries because I have a feeling that next year, and from now on, the Chicago Marathon will be handled just like the NYC Marathon lottery system.  We just figured this year would be the best opportunity to run that we would have for a while.

So there's Michael and I on the BOA Chicago Marathon website, along with another young gentleman named Weatherly.  Probably related somehow.   When I got the news, I wasn't quite as excited as when I got my Boston Marathon confirmation a few years ago.  But let's just say it was a HUGE relief to actually see my name on their site.  Now I just have to get my corral secured (I should be place in Corral B) ... and keep training like a mutha.  Hope you have a great weekend!
... be great today! 

13 comments:

  1. You are going to be at Chicago? No way, let's meet up!

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  3. Phew, that's a relief! Chicago WAS on my list because my sister moved there last year and I wanted to combine racing and visiting. But the darn girl moved again (Miami). I still think I'll run it someday, but maybe I'll wait until the marathon craze dies down a little first.

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  4. Well if Chicago goes the way of the lottery system I wish they would do the 9+1 system to but I don't know if that will go over well.

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  5. Nice to have it confirmed. And my tri results finally got up. Must be the Internet is sending good news today.

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  6. Step one complete. Now all you have to do is train like hell and run the thing.

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  7. Hollar! Kick booty workouts this week Jim. Like for reals that track workout was impressive.

    Keep on keeping on.

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  8. I can't wait to see what kind of time you can do on this course! It's so flat and fast plus the spectators are awesome!!

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  9. Woohoo! Glad you both got in.

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  10. Congrats, and by the way, my corral is also "B"... Maybe will we meet on the starting line...

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  11. Whew! It is officially official! :)

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