Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Windy City, Here I come!

Fact: I will spend $145 on an entry fee to the Chicago marathon, even if it means I have to eat pasta for the next week.

Registration for this famed marathon opened up early this morning (1:00 a.m.) and I feared not being able to get a spot. But at 5:30 a.m. Eastern time, slots were still available.  So I did what any insane runner would do - I paid the outrageous entry fee, risking the chance that I would probably overdraft my checking account to do so. 

I've signed up for Chicago years back (when it was a mere $90), but ended up not running because the friend who signed up with me backed out.  This time, I am planning to run with a good buddy of mine whom I coerced into running seven years ago (and who will be running Boston for the first time this year...woot!)

So, despite my drained bank account, I'm super excited for the race.  I am not excited about the weather in Philly lately.  Snow/ice/ice residing on top of snow does not make for awesome running conditions.  But I have managed to get my ass outside a few days a week, so for that, I give myself a gold star.

What are some marathons you are running this year?


  1. I'm running the Kalamazoo Marathon this spring, and I too signed up for the Chicago Marathon today. I didn't even realize registration was opening today until I saw it online today and after some quick debate with my self I decided that yes I do want to partake in this awesomeness for the first time!

  2. Wow, congrats! It's a big commitment, but I have heard amazing things about that race. I think you'll have a great time.

  3. Way to go girl! That's awesome. And hey- isn't pasta a good part of the training regimen? :)