Six days from now I’ll be running the Chicago Marathon. I’m getting so excited, nervous, and anxious that you’d think this was my first marathon! I feel over-trained, no, under-trained; I’m’ eating too much, no, not enough; I should get more sleep, but I can’t. And to make it more interesting, as a destination marathon I need to pack and I pack everything. What if it gets cold? What if it gets hot (which Chicago is known to do)? What if it rains? To make sure I have what I need for any type of weather, I’ll pack my entire running wardrobe.
“Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon and the Australian, U.S., and French Opens are to tennis, and what the Masters, U.S., and British Opens and PGA Championship are to golf. Each race has the history, the tradition, the honor roll of legendary champions, and a special place in the eyes of all to make them stand apart from the other events.” Mary Wittenberg