Thousands of years ago greeks ran 26.5 miles and then just about fell down and died. Now in present day Chicagoans and other running fanatics from around the world run 26.5 miles and then brag about it. This is the Chicago Marathon and I have to deal with its closing streets, blocking traffic and the egos of the participants all year long. I am not happy about this. I wish there was a way that these people could find a hamster wheel to keep them occupied and not take over our city every year. But alas, its perfectly acceptable to do something healthy and then brag about it for the rest of your life to make everyone else feel inadequate. Great, just great.