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.
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?