Back to Chicago for the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Marathon. This decision was easy. I love the city. I loved the marathon. 30th anniversary. I know some people already registered and another friend of mine will soon be registering.
I couldn't miss this one.
That completes my marathon registrations for the year (technically Disney is 2008 but since all the training for it will take place in 2007, it counts for this year).
I see that Dean Karnazes will be at the Chicago registration expo. His Ultramarathon Man book was really an interesting, exciting read. I've adopted his "Embrace the pain" motto for my own, comparatively minor, struggles during a difficult run. For me, it actually does work. By repeating this phrase through my head, my attitude changes positively when I encounter a stretch where I feel like stopping or slowing way down.
See you in Chicago!