Thursday, March 22, 2007

And the price of milk was...

The running season officially gets underway at the 28th running of the Shamrock Shuffle 8k/5mi. 30,000 runners cram the streets of downtown Chicago in the first major competitive run of the season.

I still have (in active circulation) a shirt from the 1998 Shamrock Shuffle, although I know I have older shirts somewhere.

My first competitive event was the Chicago Triathlon way back in 1989. At that time it was known as the Bud Light Triathlon.
At that time, it seemed like most major races were headlined by beer companies. At the finish chute you were handed your medal and a beer. Now you get bottled water specifically made for athletes and a banana.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


The weather has finally become more cooperate for running. While I usually run all winter long, after two months of single digit temps and sub-zero wind chills, even I was having a hard time getting out and keeping the milage up.

Monday, March 19, 2007


I created this corner of the Internet to chronicle my journey to the 2007 Chicago Marathon. While I have run marathons in the past, this is the first year I have decided to run as a charity runner.

As a charity runner, I agreed to raise $2,000 for Children’s Memorial Hospital. You can learn more about Children’s Memorial Hospital from their website here:

Please consider sponsoring Children’s Memorial Hospital by going to my fund raising page at:

Stay tuned for training updates!