Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Be Kind

I believe that children are born kind.  

As adults, we must reinforce this behavior with our actions.  

Kindness to others makes both the giver and receiver feel good.

Try'll see!

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

And, They're Off!

Today is the beginning of running season in Chicago!  Welcome to Chicago's Annual Shamrock Shuffle! They do like to start things off here with something to grab your attention!  How about an explosion of Green?  Even though St. Patrick's Day has passed, I think this race is being held now to assure that everyone is over the massive hangovers that ensued a few weeks ago!

Thousands of runners get ready to hit downtown Chicago for the annual Shamrock Shuffle the world's largest 8k. Over 40,000 runners registered for this race.  Drivers had to prepare for plenty of street closures in the Loop.  Thank goodness for Metra!  The first race wave stepped off at 8:30am, followed by a second way of runners at 9:00am.  The 8K course started and finished in Grant Park, and weaved through downtown streets.  We actually had a weather-perfect running so perfect yesterday! 

Some Fronterrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago club members gathered to volunteer for the race.   This is more my style.  I think I will volunteer next year.  I guess it is sort of like a pacer car at the Indy 500, don't you think?  I would, however, that I  would need to start walking the day before the race if I was to walk the whole 8k!!!! 

A great day and a great race sponsored by Bank of America!  

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