While I was doing a 10k on Memorial Day, some people in Chicago were running the Lakeshore Marathon. Usually a marathon is 26.2 miles, but this one had something extra. Yep, it had 27.2 miles. There were other problems - like missing mile markers and unstaffed water stations.
The Tribune story says it was the only Spring marathon in Illinois. That's funny. I recall running an Illinois marathon this April. Maybe I dreamed it?
For some reason, the extra mile
Didn't make the runners smile.
But there's a smile on my face -
I'm so glad I skipped that race.