|The building never ends!|
The fog gave the starting line an air of mystery, partly because I didn't really know exactly where I was going and partly because it hid a lot of the buildings until you got close to them. This made a lot of the apartment and condo buildings down Roosevelt look a lot cooler.
For the walk down Roosevelt I was glad to have the Patagonia houdini - for such a thin jacket it provides a surprising amount of warmth. It was also super-easy to take off and put in my pocket just before the race, since I had decided not to check anything.
Anyway, Soldier Field looked pretty impressive in the fog at the starting line:Dina Bair) and waited for the race to start. A brief speech by Del Pearson added some perspective to the reason for the run.
Overall, it was a great run, and my full review is available at newcity.com.
|Bruce Faltynski - he really will catch you|
The post-race party had a really great selection of food and drinks - especially the free Paisano's Pizza and Dunkin' Donuts coffee. There were also frozen bananas that people seemed to enjoy but I absolutely hate bananas so I can't comment on those.
Standing near the stage where they were announcing the winners, I took a picture of this guy's (really sweet) shirt, just before they read the winners. And I'm pretty sure he was announced as the winner of the race... so I don't think his shirt is actually a joke.
And here's what I wish they would have used as the lead car... but I guess it wouldn't really have fit on the lakeshore: