Chicago Marathon 2015

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing another marathon for a few months now. I’ve done 4 so far (Portland, Marine Corps (2x) and Little Rock). Portland was the only one I really trained seriously for and had a real goal. The others were more or less for fun, with no expectations. Unfortunately, after all my hard work training for Portland, the Tuesday before I came down with strep throat. NOT ideal! I still ran and finished anyways, but am really curious to see what I’m capable of.

Since I am horrible at making actual decisions, I let someone else decide for me….the Chicago Marathon lottery! I put in my name and waited.

April 28th was the longest day EVER!!! I know I wasn’t alone with constantly hitting refresh and checking my status over and over and over….until I got this wonderful sign!

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So it’s official….I will be running the Chicago Marathon in October! I’m still having an internal debate about what my goal is going to be. It’s still quite a ways out, so for now I’m going to focus on dropping a few pounds and getting a good base of miles in. Then in June, serious training starts!

Let the fun begin 🙂