All, Sorry I've been so quiet lately. But here it is, the end of the year already - and I haven't served our chapter by organizing any runs, encouraging any discussions, being a shoulder to cry on. Forgive me. Is there anyone active in IL? This year, I ran 926 miles, Competed in 3 ultra-events (Potawatomi 50 miles, St. Pats 24 hour (77.5m in Lunas in 17 hours), and McNotAgin (30 miler). Lost 3 months to (self-diagnosed) stress fracture in the 2nd metty, May, June and July. Next year, I plan to crack the 100 miler nut at Potawatomi - (April, Pekin, IL) and I'd take company! I plan to do more body weight exercises and improve my upper body strength. (Plus get ripped so my wife must put her hands on me. Lol.) How did everyone else do this year? Mileage? Compete in any races? Goals for next year? What's up in Illinois?