There's no turning back now! I have officially registered for the Chicago Marathon (October 9). I have my training schedule mapped out on my calendar, booked our flight and made reservations at the race HQ hotel. Jake has already asked off for the days around the race. We plan on making a big weekend of it. I've never been to Chicago and we have a friend who lives there. I know I'll be running 26.2 miles (my first marathon!) and I have 6 months of training ahead of me (during a Kansas summer!), but I am REALLY EXCITED!!! My first goal is to just finish the race (without needing medical assistance at the finish) and my second goal is to have a BLAST! I'll keep my training status updated for all my family and friends to enjoy.