i'm not sure exactly why i'm writing a new post to a blog that was about my training for the 2007 chicago marathon. yes, the marathon that was 85 degrees the first weekend in october - in chicago! i survived, although some people were shattered beyond belief, along with my running companions. it really was like a battlefield out on the race course though. people on the side of the road with either support staff or spectators around them, but out of the race for sure. i'll always remember the sight of some of those people with their eyes glazed over just starring out into space. i remember afterwards saying it was the best first marathon that i could have run. that's because it was so much more difficult than most other marathons (thanks to the weather) and it would never inspire me to run another. in fact, some of the others i ran with decided to do the akron marathon in september, but it didn't even come into question for me. i settled on doing the half.
but... something's got me more interested in running another 26.2. i think it's the fact that the boston marathon, the most traditioned marathon in the world quite possibly, is quickly approaching. it's a terrific day to be in boston - especially if you're not running it! ;-) i don't have any desire to run the boston marathon - at least not right now - but i know i won't be qualifying for it any time in the near future, if ever. prior to starting this post, i checked out the NYC marathon website. they are accepting applications. the processing of the application will cost $11. if randomly selected, the registration fee is $155. wow. that's a lot of cash - to punish yourself voluntarily. but wouldn't it be cool?
anyways, so some of my other friends have picked up my slack since falling off the blogging wagon and started their own. i enjoy reading them, and have found a cool tool developed by google called 'reader' that allows you to create an online 'inbox' of all the blogs that you'd regularly check and read. it's pretty sweet. but more so than other people reading my blog, i'm interested in reading this months later and see what was going on back then, or now, or whatever. so i'm not going to email everyone and say i have a blog again. because knowing me, this will be something i do for a couple days until i get busy again. busy like training for a marathon? not yet..