chicago distance classic

Both of my aunts came out to watch me run the Chicago Distance Classic. I haven't seen either of them in like 9 yrs. I even offered them both to be in my marathon finisher photo. Soon as I arrived to the starting line I almost forgot they were even coming in the first place, until one of the runners got my attention and pointed them out. The race wasn't that bad, my goal was run it in 1hr and 25 min, but the wind at the turn around point permitted me from doing that, so I ended with 1hr and 29 min. After running in this race I realized how blessed some of us are to be able to run at these faster paces like 5min, and 6min miles, especially for a half or full marathon.