Tonight was the nationwide screening of "Spirit of the Marathon," a documentary that follows five runners as they attempt to complete the 2005 Chicago Marathon. It was only shown in a handful of theatres here in the Chicagoland area, and most were sold out by the time I tried to get tickets. But I did, and Cheese and I went.
It was cool, especially since it was in Chicago, and it was also one of the Chicago marathons I ran. In fact, about a month ago, I posted a picture of me in what looks to be agonizing pain (I was) about to cross the finish line of a race - that was the 2005 Chicago marathon.
Speaking of running, in just a few hours, Cheese and I take off for sunny Miami (eat it, Midwest winter of your negative degree temperature days! No seriously - you cannot possibly understand how brutally cold it has been here, and especially tonight - I mean STUNNING-snatch-the-breath-right-out-of-your-mouth-and-squeeze-the-air-from-your-lungs cold) for the ING 1/2 Marathon. This will be Cheese's first, and longest distance race, which will be super cool for him.
For me, I am still on the fence. I have been registered and trained, but have been managing what might be a torn cartilage in my left knee (not yet confirmed) but I have gone to the doctor twice this week for some adjustments, and he also fixed my orthotics, so if the pain subsides by Sunday, then I say "Race on, Racer!" Otherwise, it'll be time-off for me, at least with the running - helllooo aqua running!
That being said, I should also note (and will post later when I get home) that in about four weeks, it will be the anniversary of when I injured my back last year. So basically, I am one month short of that ugly milestone, and wouldn't ya know it? Here comes another injury. Fingers crossed that I just need to lay off it.
So the next time you hear my whining voice, I'll hopefully be poolside with a good book and nice tan.