I have decided I have two new long term personal goals:
1. Run in a marathon – this is something I’ve always wanted to do and I think I’m going to follow a plan out of the Dean Karnazes book “50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days” among some other books. I know it will take time, I will struggle and in the end it will be worth it. Plus it will help me get into good shape for the wedding!!
2. Learn to speak Polish – this is because my fiancee is Polish and she often speaks Polish to her parents and I’d like to join in the conversation. Also, I’ve ALWAYS wanted to learn to speak another language. Since Ela speaks Polish I have the perfect person to practice speaking my Polish!
I’ll keep you updated! If you have any suggestions to help me in my pursuits please let me know!!!
I also wanted to share this photo I captured at the 2010 Chicago Marathon of Richard Whitehead – wow talk about some inspiration…
Below is a photo of Barry Goldmeier a shot I captured at the 2010 Chicago Marathon. He did the whole marathon juggling 5 balls in 6 hours and 15 minute. Truly amazing!! I had no idea “Joggling” even existed until last weekend.
We will post more to follow, but wanted to get a few up for you to see! Also posted on my new studio website studiofinch.com/blog.
Sammy Wanjiru successfully defended his title today, winning the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2:06:24. The elite men were prepared for blazing times and temperatures at the start of the race (text from examiner.com).
Jason Hartman was the top American in Chicago, finishing in 2:11:06, good enough for eighth place. It was also a new PR for Hartman (text from examiner.com).
Liliya Shobukhova successfully defended her title, winning the 2010 Bank of Chicago Marathon in a commanding 2:20:25. She also clenched the 2009/2010 World Marathon Majors title, collecting an extra $500,000 on top of the $75,000 she earned for winning the race. It’s her first WMM title (text from examiner.com).