WATCH THE CHICAGO MARATHON
Once a year this amazing event occurs: the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. I look forward to it every year. Not because I run it (I don’t have that much motivation) but because I am so impressed by the people who do. This year it was on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Lucky for us, mile 4 of the course went right past the front of our apartment building, MTB. We were out by 7:45am to make sure we would to see the frontrunners.
They were pacing less than 5 minute miles. CRAZINESS. But my absolute favorite part of watching the Chicago Marathon is the adrenaline rush I get when I see my friends or family members that are running. Specifically my cousin Chris who ran in 2010 and 2011. I hold my sign and search in anticipation around his 3:45 pace group. Both years he’s actually seen me and shouts “Hey Kate” as I go cray cray for him… shouting, jumping, waving my sign and somehow trying to snap a photo:
That’s Chris’ back … the one on the right side of the street in black shorts with the tattoo. I have a similar picture from 2010. Clearly my excitement gets in the way of my photography skills.
Incredibly unique, the Marathon is a chance for Chicagoans to come together, lining the streets of our city and cheering for the inspiring 35,000+ runners. Love it and can’t wait for 2012!