Thanks for contributing comments to my blog. Cost was a factor in my decisions. Those big races in Chicago do set a runner back. I temper it with cheaper local races. There are so many "firsts" this year, that since I have no destination races, I did bite the bullet on cost. This selection cost me just under $700, but with parking in Chitown, it will climb.
I will have to ponder your idea for blog topic. I like to read them more than write them, but sometimes I do get in the mood.
Hello! Thanks for your comments on my blog! I actually did comment back to your question on my Previous blog :) There's no way to get notified when someone does that though...so I don't think you saw it!