I am running the Chicago Marathon this year. I have also applied for the NYC Marathon, but it is a lottery and chances are slim. I did not win the lottery last year, so am not going to pin my hopes on New York. Shahid Kandrikar of Chennai Runners is registered for the Chicago marathon, so I will have company. I am sure I will find some other members from Asha Runners of NY/NJ participating in Chicago.
Now that I have a target race, I need to start preparing for it. My aim is to complete it under 5 hours. With regular training and some weight loss, I am confident of doing it. Though, I am not going to obsess about it. I run for fun, so the aim is to enjoy the Marathon and my visit to Chicago.