August 21, 2006


Today I learned that it is approximately 1.5 miles from Diversey Avenue to Irving Park Road in the city of Chicago. This fact became important for me to note because it is the path that my coworker, Sarah, and I ran yesterday while training for a 5k race we are doing at the end of the September.

A 5k race equals 3.1 miles. I figured that by the time we ran to Irving Park Road, circled back in an adjacent park and headed back winding along the lakefront, we ran a little over three miles. So in our first outing training for the 5k, we ran a 5k.

Clearly, neither Sarah or I are worried about finishing this race.

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