Well, I did it. I registered for what will be my 2nd marathon of the year and 3rd marathon I’ve ever ran. Granted it’s still 8 months away, the level of excitement that I have knowing I will be among 45,000 runners is surreal. Looking at the stats of the worlds largest marathons, Chicago has held steady over the last 5 years in the top five with last year being the 2nd largest following only New York. I can’t wait to have the 1.5 million spectators cheering along the route!! The other exciting thing is the fact that I personally know 3 other people from the Des Moines area that also signed up today. All three who happen to be in my new Facebook running group. VERY EXCITING to say the least.