It's time! Chicago's calling my name so it's time to pack, re-pack and then pack some more. The weather couldn't be more ideal for race day....for all those who have shied away from running Chicago because of it's notoriously HOT conditions, check this out....
- CHANCE OF RAIN:
- W at 9 mph
I know - I am crying....CRYING! Figures the ONE time Chicago has perfect running conditions is the year I haven't trained and not able to actually race this damn thing. Royally bummed out about this, but at least I won't be walking in sweltering conditions and instead get to walk in nice, cool, sunny conditions.
This is life. It's not always fair - I know this well.
I have to laugh though, This perfect weather for Sunday's race can only mean one thing ..... next year the temps are going to be blazing hot!!! Seriously, this is Newton's law. Or Murphy's. Or someone's. So I apologize in advance to those of you who have Chicago on your wishlist for next year. This girl is doing Chicago this year, craptastically and all, then I am done with it; it's the 3rd time I've tried to run Chicago, the only time I actually am, and I think it's just jinxed for me. Yes, I am extremely superstitious!
So it's time to go. No, this isn't the race I dreamed up months ago when I signed up. Truth be told, no race has this year and that's something I vow to fix. Thankfully there's a 2013 and I plan to rectify this running gig, but until then... Chicago awaits. I will go...I will savor every second out there by soaking up the experience. Experiencing all the diversity of neighborhoods; listening to the sounds each mile brings me; watch the Sear's Tower disappear as I travel away, then reappear as I get close to the finish (thanks, Marcia :)). No matter how painful my foot - or the long ticking clock is, I GET to run the Chicago Marathon - and I will be grateful every step of the way (and I will try not to cry when I see my all-time personal worst marathon finish time :)).
Until next time....
Run strong, my friends!
P.S. I apologize for being blog absent the past couple weeks....I got a new job and add that to the band board prez thingie in prime marching band season. Holy crap!