The upcoming October 11th Bank of America Chicago Marathon is NOT to be trifled with, and you need to be prepared.
Some runners have no problem lacing up their shoes and hitting the concrete, no matter where they are. Others, present company included, sometimes need some incentive… Like a beautiful running trail.
The benefits of running are numerous. Some do it purely for physical health, while some find it helps with mental health, too. Others simply find running fun, enjoying the rush that comes with the challenge.
Chicago police and the Department of Homeland Security have ramped up security to include an estimated 1,000 uniformed and undercover officers, bomb-sniffing dogs and reliance on some of the city’s 22,000 surveillance cameras.
Chicagoans and others from the Midwest who were in Boston for Monday’s marathon began arriving home on Tuesday, a day after two bombs at the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.
On Sunday, 45,000 runners will pound the pavement in the Chicago Marathon. Crossing the finish line after 26.2 grueling miles will a be life changing moment, but even more so for two men who hope it’s the start of a successful run towards turning their lives around.
There’s nothing like the excitement of a race. 45,000 runners will hit the streets of Chicago to fulfill their dream of completing a 26.2 mile marathon this weekend. Many years ago, I was one of these happy runners, and now I am an even happier spectator. It’s true that running the race is like nothing else, but you can also get an adrenaline rush from watching the race.