Hi Laura! I'm originally from the southwest burbs (Kankakee area... so not really burbs, but close enough!).
The 5K course was apparently actually 3.3 miles because of the re-route. I was told that there wasn't any bands and that the course, even though it ran downtown, was super crowded. They also had an issue with the walkers being released with the runners so it was hard for many of the back of the pack to get running.
I'm going to do my best to be at Shamrock! I prefer to the Leperchaun Leap 5K and 8K in March, though. Much smaller and lots of friendly faces. The shirt from last year was my favorite! 1903 days ago
Hi, I clicked on your page on saw the photo you have in the background!! Isn't that one of the most beautiful places you've ever seen? The thing about it is that as pretty as the pictures are it REALLY LOOKS LIKE THAT! When were you there? I want to go back & never come home. 1937 days ago
Thanks for the whack, I needed it! LOL I always tout my motto 'if I can't have fun doing it, I'm not gonna' and I think that's what happened with PDX90 - it was a clusterf.. erm.. mess! I've got enough going on otherwise to keep me in the groove, once I get back in it. Glad to hear you're doing so well with the ST and Pimpin'!