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Late review: Chicago Marathon 2009 by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 23 Oct 2009 10:01pm Yes, I do {heart} Chicago! If a blogger runs a race and doesn't write about it, does that mean she didn't run? Way back in February I had grandiose plans for the Chicago Marathon. A large group of us registered for the race the day it opened (hurry! it might sell out! do it now!). We made our hotel reservations, dinner reservations (ye ... Read on »
A poem dedicated to Chicago Marathoners by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 12:19am The Running Jayhawk wrote a great bit of poetry about the Chicago Marathon.  Go check it out if you have a chance. Ode to Chicago Marathoners Filed under: Joggling | No Comments » Read on »
Chicago marathon joggling 2013 by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 25 Oct 2013 8:23am After 30+ marathons it gets harder and harder to put in the training necessary to set a personal record in marathons. At this point in my joggling career, I am fairly certain I can finish a marathon with minimal training so it’s easy to skip many of those long weekend runs. Experience has taught me how much it’s going to hurt, when I’m goi ... Read on »
Chicago Marathon Review 08 by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 26 Oct 2008 1:37pm Two days after the Chicago Marathon a strawberry fruit bar and a browning banana were the only edible post-race items left.  I ripped open the wrapper and in two bites the mushy, crumbly bar was gone.  I sipped some freshly brewed green tea and picked up the banana.  The snap of the peel signaled the end of my marathon experience.  It hadn’t gon ... Read on »
The First Chicago Marathon Mistake 2008 by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 12:17am After last year’s troubles for organizers of the Chicago Marathon, you would think they would be extra careful about running this year’s. So, imagine my surprise when I received this email yesterday. The e-newsletter that was distributed yesterday contained an error in stating that the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is six months away. Pl ... Read on »
Joggling the Chicago Marathon in 9 Days by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 01 Oct 2011 5:44am This is one of my favorite times of the year. Marathon time in Chicago. The weather is getting cooler and is perfect for running. I particularly like when I breath and feel the cold air swirl around my lungs. Today, I received an email from the Bank of America people giving me my Corral assignment (Corral B right behind the fast runn ... Read on »
Chicago Marathon Quick Recap by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Oct 2011 5:44am Sunday was my 12th running (or joggling) of the Chicago Marathon. It was a little warm for most marathoners but I didn’t mind the heat much and actually didn’t notice it at all during the race. The thing I did notice was the excellent support of the crowds all the way through the marathon. There were the people in the beginning who sen ... Read on »
Chicago Marathon Fundraising Efforts by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 08 Oct 2013 1:28pm Hello Everyone, On October 13th, I’m going to be doing the Chicago Marathon which will be my 34th marathon! (Only 10 more to go for my goal of 44). As usual, I will be joggling (juggling while running) and look forward to seeing many of you along the route. I typically joggle on the right side in the direction of the runners if ... Read on »
Chicago Marathon 2010 Joggling Report by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 8:03am After the first 5K, the idea began floating around my mind like a dandelion seed in the wind, hovering above my brain by not quite sticking. Although the 23:32 split was 5 seconds per mile faster than I needed, the seeds of doubt began to swirl. At the 10K mark, the mental breezes slowed and one of the seeds planted itself. Above John Fog ... Read on »
Chicago Marathon 2012 Wrap-Up by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 08 Oct 2012 10:43am The best thing about my performance in the 2012 Chicago Marathon, was that I made it the entire distance without a single drop. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a dropless marathon so on that front, I was quite pleased. My time, was just ok. 3:40:50. A minute slower than last year and almost 20 minutes slower than my best marathon ... Read on »