recruiting duty

So I have been selected to be screened for recruiting duty by the Headquarters Marine Corps East Coast Recruiter Screening Team (HRST). I'm debating if I should get out of the Marine Corps, join the Army or either just go ahead and give the recruiting thing a try, I love the Marine Corps but I will not sell it or lie just to get people to join.

chicago distance classic

The Chicago Distance Classic half marathon is next month, I just put in my leave days today, the race is Aug 10th but i'm planning on arriving in Chicago on the 6th because i'm interested in a 5k on the 7th (Elvis is Alive 5k) , hotel undecided yet but I did find a cheap place (Hostelling International Chicago), all of the good ones with good military discounts are like 14 to 20 miles away from where I wanna be, I wanna be in the Grant Park area since its closer to the starting line & the expo wich is at the Hilton, i'm trying not to spend over $1,000 for everything but the hotel I wanna stay in is cuttin it close.