Tomorrow is the Chicago Marathon. My good friend Robert Bania has trained over the last year to get ready for the race. He’s worked hard over several months in preparation for the really hard work, which will be the race. Good luck, Rob. I’ll be out tomorrow to root on you and all the other runners.
What is Sabbath? On Sundays, Career Calling looks at work and life.
The Chicago Marathon takes place today, and my friend Rich Lalich and his wife Marion will be running in the race. They have trained long and hard for this race, which should remind us that fun often takes work and endurance.
Larry Moon ran in the first Chicago Marathon in 1977. He has run in all 32 races to follow, an example of focus and determination – if not a little insanity. He has run the race injured and in pain. His advice to runners applies well to all kinds of projects: “I don’t think of the finish line. I just think of the next mile.”
Good luck to Larry Moon, Rich, Marion, and the rest of the 45,000 runner participating in the race. They have worked hard preparing for the marathon. May each of them cross the finish line.
Photos I took at the race
Focus & Determination
Where Work Meets Play