The big day is upon me. I reviewed the rules and looked closely at the time requirements for the 10 mile run, they specifically state that you have to be able to complete the full run in 2 ½ hours. When K and I started training for this, we were optimistic that out times would decrease as our fitness levels improved. We have been training since February for goodness sake. K and I did 8 miles a couple of weeks ago and realized that we would be unable to do the full 10 miles in the allotted time. Apparently they close the doors to Soldier Field if you don’t get there in time. With my luck I’d be standing on the outside of the stadium banging on the doors trying to get in–like something out of Monty Python. So, K and I decided that we’d do this. We’ll NOT use timing chips and start our own 10 miler early. Certainly we don’t want the competitive racers thinking that we are trying to cheat the system and get a much better time, but we have trained a long time to do this race. I personally, could be just as happy drinking mimosas, but I guess I’ll follow my leader. The crazy thing is that I’ll be waking up at 5:00 Sunday to do Bike the Drive.