"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882)

Monday, October 08, 2007

Wow, it was hot!!!!

hi there, just a quick little post to thank everyone for the thoughts and well wishes prior to and after the Chicago Fun Run!!!!


Chicago Marathon of the Living Dead.....honestly it was like walking through a zombie movie.

As i am in St Louis for a week of opening business, the full report will come shortly. Maybe a few days....hopefully by then my aching toenail will have fallen of and i will have some new brundlefly-esque condition to report from the "fun run"....

....but a small tidbit or two....

while shuffling towards the finish line, i heard an announcer say "slow down the marathon is over....today is a fun run"

for the record....nothing about this ordeal was "fun" except the bizarre people watching and all the bananas a person could eat through the water stations, and....

the extra few seconds added to my time due to the number of people bunched up at the finish, i figured i new my time and hit my garmin. waited for the crowd to shuffled forward and sauntered through the mats while holding the Steers victory symbol above my head.

btw....recovering from a marathon is a lot easier when a person walks 1/2 mile out of every two miles for the final 10k....you can do the math.

more to come

thanks for reading


Juls said...

I hear you on that last fact. I am not sore at all.

L*I*S*A said...

Amazing display, that's for sure.

Congrats to you for finishing. You can't imagine how jealous I am of that fact.

That's okay...I'll redeem myself and have my revenge in three week's time.

Come on, run it with me. You know you have a BQ in ya.

Mir said...

I still usually get just as sore (if not more so) if I do a lot of walking in a marathon, even if it's warm.

I'm glad you made it to the finish--I stalked you on the race tracker when I got home. :) I'm eager to read the full report!

Bob said...

Looking forward to the Mike report when it comes out. Now take care of that toe. Glad you finished and are alive. :-)

Anonymous said...


I'm just glad that you are alive and that you had the senses to still do the "Steers sign" as you crossed the finish line.

Nitmos didn't comment on himself doing the Steers sign at the finish ((angry look at Nitmos)).

I wonder if the Philly marathon in November, just be came a little more interesting after 50,000 runners in Chi and Minneapolis dealt with the horrible conditions.

It looks like it is my turn next, in 31 days.

You did good Lukie, you done good!


Nitmos said...

I did the Steers sign at every camera I saw!!

Nice job Mike!

I hope there's a Snickers Deli in St. Louis for you to enjoy a refreshment. You earned it.

Kim said...

Congrats on strolling to the finish line! See you next week!

Running Jayhawk said...

Glad you're in one piece Mike! It was wondering seeing you at the expo.

So I take it you didn't run a 2:15!?! ;)

Gknee said...

Glad you are okay :)

Have fun in St. Louis!

Fran said...

Glad to see you finished okay. Looking forward to the report.