Well, plans have changed and I decided to run a marathon that is closer to home. I will run in the Kansas City, MO marathon that takes place on October 17, only a weeks after Chicago. Training is still progressing normally. I did two of my runs this week with the kids and while I was running Luke yelled, "Hurry, hurry, hurry, Mare. Faster!" If that isn't motivation, I don't know what is! I am also running races on the weekends to put my time to good use while Reid is traveling and better prepare myself for the "big" race. My first of these is a five mile race on May 3. Hopefully I won't finish last!