Hey guys...

My first 'real' trip to Chicago. I scraped together enough money for the registration fee for the marathon, which I am super pumped about. However, there is no way I will be able to afford the two night minimum stay that all the hotels are charging there. Does anyone who is familiar with the marathon, etc. know of anyone I can talk to - all I need is a floor to sleep on the night before the race and I will be gone after the marathon is over - I plan to arrive into Chicago on Saturday evening, run the race the next morning and head home that afternoon as I would have to be back here (Duluth, Minnesota) for work on Monday. Of course, this is six months away, but I am just trying to plan ahead because the time goes by so fast and I want to get my plans in order so I'm not panicking at the last minute. Anyways, let me know - I will post my email address too...

Jonathan Lund
jonathanlund@me.com