Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Slender Fungus goes the Distance.

The wife had been preparing for the Chicago Marathon for a long time. She did a lot of trail running and finally on October 13th we took the early train down to the city and she lined up for the big race. I had never attended such an event. There were 45,000 runners and all together more than 1 Million people showed up for the enormous race. She was really pumped and had a game plan. She told me she would run her pace. She would drink and stay hydrated. She would use her favorite Roctane Gu's. I wondered around the course seeing a sea of runners. I was amazed as to how well everything was organized. Security was tight with local and federal police. 
At 11am I met up with Cookie and it was just great to hang out with him. We tried spotting the wife with no luck. We finally met up with her and she had had a great race. Finishing her first marathon in 4hours 31 minutes. She looked tired but great. She had never stopped running and had run as she planned. We later walked to Greektown for a much deserved meal. We saw other runners hobbling around the whole day. 
The Chicago Marathon was a great experience and the Slender Fungus is very proud for this accomplishment. Good Job!


The Corrals

The elite field flying not running

Elites towards the finish

At the reuniting area. She looked great after running 26 + miles. 
early morning before the start

Done and heading west for some food. 


Dr. Giggles said...

Slender Fungus East salutes our Midwest sistah for her outstanding accomplishment. You totally rock, Jamie!!!!

Guitar Ted said...

Congrats on such an awesome accomplishment!