Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Chicago Marathoner Dies

It was his last run ever. Chad Schieber, a 35 year old police officer kicked the bucket while running the Chicago Marathon last Sunday. The temperature was sweltering, many didn't finish the race and one died. Apparently there wasn't enough water to last throughout the race as well. An autopsy however revealed that he died of heart problems, but I am sure the heat and lack of hydration had something to do with it as well.

As of Monday afternoon, at least 25 people were being treated at local hospitals:

*Five people were in serious to critical condition at Stroger Hospital of Cook County;
two people were in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
*10 people were being treated at Rush University Medical Center, all were expected to be released Monday;
*five people were being treated at UIC Medical Center in various conditions;
*five people were being treated at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, at least three were expected to be released Monday;
*and three were being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, all in serious condition.

So it's a good time to retired from marathons ya?

Thursday, October 04, 2007


I've been neglecting my exercise blog for a while now. All the travelling has disrupted my exercise regime. Although my travels are only a few days for each trip, nevertheless it is quite disruptive. I have still been exercising though, but there are days that I just wake up and feel really tired. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with hitting the veteran age. I'd like to think that age is only a number, nevertheless I feel like I can't go at the same pace as I did 10 years ago. My friend attributes my fatigue to TOO MUCH EXERCISE but on the contrary, I think it's probably because I am not running enough this year.

Well, I will be going away again for 2 weeks, and it's going to be an exercise-free trip again. I will not have access to any gyms, and I am not sure if I will have time to go to any parks for a quick run. (It also depends if my brother is game to go with me). The only exercise that I will have access to is walking while sight seeing, but I hardly treat that as proper exercise. The most strenuous exercise that I will have throughout the whole trip, which I am looking forward to , is the climb up Eiffel Tower.

Earlier I was thinking of going for the Angkor Wat half marathon, but it's something I have to forgo in view of the high expenditure which I will incur for my Paris /London trip.

I hope that by the time I return, my gym will not reschedule the RPM classes as I am thinking of concentrating on RPM instead of running until the end of the year, for a change.