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"chicago marathon" Discussed on Good Life Project
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"chicago marathon" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Dev zone dot org Cook County president Tony preckwinkle's 2022 budget offers some good news with the help of $1 billion in federal funding from the American rescue plan We are once again in a position not to raise taxes We will not hit residence in their pocketbooks during these uncertain and unimaginable times Prat winkle proposes breaking up the $1 billion equally over the next three years 100 million will be used in 2022 for revenue losses and one time costs like pandemic pay the rest of 233 million will go towards new or expanded programs The Chicago marathon is back and it's this weekend more than 35,000 runners from 50 states and 100 countries are expected to compete in the 26.2 mile race Sunday the course wind through 29 neighborhoods starts at 7 a.m. Straight closures in the grant park area already began that includes Balboa from Columbus to dissemble lakeshore drive additional street closures for race day at the start and finish line area can be expected throughout the weekend WOS news time is 1131 To the roads we go let's take a look and see if we've got some improvements out there and we've got an accent still center right lane blocked on the inbound Kennedy at Lake street We have an accident left lane Bakken down Eisenhower at St. Charles road Acts of being cleared on three 94 northbound at the sock trail will bring another update 15 minutes Kutcher news on the hour that happened when it breaks continuous coverage at WL same dot com on one cone 8 90 WRCs We have some theater that needed replacing just some individual pieces They got right to it Actually as the job.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on Not Your Mother's Goose
"While back. We had some breaking news coverage of elsa from frozen selling her ice maker on ebay. Still thinking you could get a heck of a deal on that but it got me to thinking that there might be some other interesting items being bought and sold by our favorite characters online so he did a little filtering between ebay plus marketplace in such thought. We take a look and see what's moving out there. all right. let's see here. Here's deduct disney. i assume that's donald. He appears to be selling. Some pants says here never worn. It's a safe bet. Let's check this out. Quite a bit of bidding sur ally folks out there who need pants like winnie. The pooh is in the lead at the moment with an eighteen dollar bid. But it's been quite the back and forth pook keeps outbidding tarzan and then there's somebody showing up in here with the screen name definitely underscore not the emperor wonder if he's asked if those are donald new clothes kale brea rabbit is currently the leading bitter on a bottle of google. Gone along with one of those as seen on tv pocket hoses wonder how much of the tar baby is now on brea rabbits breyer maosen. Breyer keyboard yes okay. We know that jack is trying to get rid of a singing harp. And a golden egg laying hand. Here's an item titled nose and mustache under the make. An offer option. Assume that means nose in mustache trimmer. Let's let's see what we got. Who's selling this. Oh no no this. Is emma underscore potato head. That is a nose in mustache. What else Looks like the old woman in a shoe is bidding on every listing of odor eaters. That i see on here. We've got a buy it now for a case of red bull being sold by the energizer. Bunny talk about things that people don't really need that makes sense. Here's an auction. What is this giant bag of white marbles. All right now. I guess if you like to play marbles that could be good free local pickup. It's nice who's got the leading bit. Oh oh hungry. Hippo twenty seven all right never mind. We're not going to win that one all right. We got some more clothing. Sales looks like bb. Underscore wolf score two is selling a granny bonnet and mu combo condition. Good with some teeth marks to be be wolf. One must have already been taken by the three little pigs version of the big bad wolf. Another lightly used item here. This is from someone calling themselves which in woods. it's an easy bake. Oven says large enough for a small child. Oh okay large enough for a small child. Hello hansel and gretel novosel got someone named mary selling frozen lamb chops not sure what that is about. Ten man saw a can of wd forty hope. That's in the us listings. Oh speaking of the three little pigs looks like little pigs. Underscore three is offering a package of quote. Assorted home building materials. Definitely gonna want to check the description on that and make sure you're not getting sticks or straw and there's a question on that listing. Oh it's which in woods is back asking do. The building materials include gingerbread or candy. Fair question looks like the hair has a listing in the memorabilia. department says like You know when those athletes start selling off the championship rings and so on to make extra cash. What's he got twenty twenty three chicago marathon championship. Trophy will ship as soon as i win it. I suppose if you're the bidder who wins that auction you might wanna set up near the finish line with an alarm clock. Well it should be up to drain your pay pal account for the time.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on WGN Radio
"That approval gives the Ricketts family who spent about $1 billion in renovations of the 106 year old Wrigley Field access to federal income tax credits. And that move provides the family with financial help similar to what the owners of the Boston Red Sox got after Fenway Park underwent a similar face lift more than a decade ago. National Historic landmarks. Identify building sites, district structures, not vics that have been determined by the secretary of the interior to be nationally significant in American history and culture station Come down, Jack. Chicago Marathon, working on plans to return next year after this year's race was canceled. The 2021 race now scheduled to take place October 10th with the set entry process to ensure registered runners who Differed as well as charity fund raising runners would be prioritized. Registration began yesterday with a second application window planned in January for the general Public Page four. The chocolate giant's behind New Tele and Fannie Mae has announced plans to build a chocolate factory in Bloomington, Illinois, its first in North America. New Jersey based Ferraro, North America, part of the Italian candy company, Ferraro Group, said the invest 75 million to expand its existing production facility in Bloomington, where at assembles crunch. And snow caps to build a chocolate manufacturing center will be the company's third chocolate factory worldwide in the first outside of Europe, the new center Will add 70,000 square feet to the existing 226,000 Square foot facility, and they'll produce chocolate used for crunch 100, Grand sno caps Raisinets, Goobers, Ferraro and other products Project. Set to begin construction by spring is expected to create 50 jobs. So so it's good news coming today. They are hiring. They are hiring Steve, You have a job already. You know what they They should actually call that one bloomers. You know, we have that bloomers chocolate on Kinsey. You smell it sometimes near the expressway there. Well. Now there will be good fumes from Bloomington, Illinois. Standby for user's Page five when his page 50 Here it is a Steve mentioned on the news a little while ago. Illinois Facebook users have until Monday. To claim a share of that $650 million class action settlement over alleged violations of the state's biometric privacy law. Nearly 1.4 million people had filed the claim as of Wednesday, which would make the expected pat about $400 to everybody. In January, Facebook agreed to sell the lawsuit for 550 million U. S. District Judge James Donato denied the initial request for approval, and after negotiations, Facebook agreed to increase that settlement to $650 million. The settlement class includes Facebook users in Illinois. And you gotta apply, though Facebook users had to have lived in the state for at least six months over the last nine years. Before that final court approved settlement, Domine may concern and Page six, said, said time here again for White Castle, stuffing their sharing their beloved recipe. The fast food chain first launched its tiny hamburger based Thanksgiving side 29 years ago, White Castle updated their recipe with a vegetarian version using its impossible sliders last year. The six ingredients stuffing is easy to make. They say it's Azizi to make his deconstructing mini burgers and then tossing them with celery seasoning and chicken broth after mixing final step in the three step process involves baking in a casserole dish at 3 50 for 35 minutes. The official turkey stuffing and vegetarian version are now available on White Castle's website, White Castle. I'd come and.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on WGN Radio
"In that Rick Roll, sister. Control room did it anyway. Sister Stephanie. Billy goes with us and sister. Thank you very much for being with us. Your sister with the mission of our Lady of Angels, Chicago's West Humble park, and you are running to make a difference. Here. You are running to raise money for the mission in Humboldt Park for your mission and humbled Park. And you are your distance runner. Is this what I've learned about you? Yet everything he says There are totally correct. Okay for having me. Yes. Thank you for being here now your distance runner, but you get the sense. There is no marathon this year and actually no marathons, period and in the kind of fund raising ones are now not with us for the moment. You're going to do this kind of treadmill is that correct? That's correct. I am running a marathon attorneys on Sunday betting uh, now when you say exciting What do you mean by that? Alright, it's gonna be exciting in that it will start and then it will end with the very gun a full 26 miles on a treadmill. Correct. I'm running 26 miles on treadmill. Yes now. Ah! How does that work Because you have to set your pace on the treadmill, right? I mean, I've seen them. I don't really like them very much, but I know what they are. And what's what pays you set? Yet, so I'm gonna try to run Ah, 7 47 Pace, which is 7.7 mouth per hour on the treadmill. That's the theory that's going to happen. Check in with me at Mile 23. All right, so that would be said that basically takes us to be about of three in three hours, 45 kind of thing. Three idea. The goal is slightly under 3 30 Yes, that's a miracle. Oh, man. See, now when you're running on a treadmill, the difference is you're just constantly staring at the wall or the TV or there's something else. Well, how you entertain yourself as opposed to you know all this stuff like a cool marathon. You're running past interesting things. Right now, So I'm very, very blessed that I had a friend. Her name is PJ Wyland, who has organized overblown entertainment for me the entire time. So I'm gonna organize where he's gonna be under continuous boom call. Where all these friends, benefactors volunteers from the mission. They're going to join me on entertainment A and talk to me and say Rara, who during the entire rates but should hopefully be Pretty distracted. That's the goal right now. How we raising money for this mission? Right, so I mean, we got a mission on lee dot com and that's three donate. And the main thing is that I'm running a treadmill marathon and hopefully people feel really bad for me and are generally agree, and also generally would like to help our work here in West whole part So the idea was that the turtle Marathon obviously is kind of in the same thing. But then it would raise awareness for what we're doing here. Um, and with all part of a massively large food pantry that has been massively large during Coben to raising awareness for our needs. His mission. Ola Mission, ella dot com on you go there and then you look up your particular fundraising page there. It's actually just on top. It's a sister ship during a credible marathon, and you can click right there and don't get people under. I hate to have to work pretty out of it. Okay, good. Well, right now I'm hoping it Sometimes they are obvious to me or not Obvious. Other people are not obvious to me. All right, Sister standing, all right. So this is where you would you be doing this normally? I mean, this were marathon season, people actually were in marathons. We'd be raising money doing that as well. Or you just do that for your own entertainment. Right. Well, I normally have a very, very large charity team. 103 people this year would have been running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Mission of early details So obviously this marathon get cancelled. Our team is still actively fundraising and running, but we need a fundraiser thing. Emphasise little, you know, excitement here. So that's how the Colonel Marathon came to be with the need to kind of jump start fundraising in the light of the Cancellation of the Chicago Marathon. Yeah, So the beginning of it, Tell me a little bit about what you're seeing now in your your mission mission. Your You know your day job. Yeah, as my real thing really is just like a aside a little fight painted. Yeah. So we've been seeing triple the number of people we normally do at our food pantry. And all kind of new people we've never seen before, and just really intense need for material goods. In the light of all of the unemployment and difficult to use it. It happens all over the city. So it is primarily an unemployment thing that that's what's drawing people at this moment. There are people who would otherwise. Biggs air Yeah, I mean, there's there's a lot of factors, but yes, a lot of people have walked, work or hours had been cut or various sources of income had been marked. And other sources of food have been lost Lots of little gantries that something would stop functioning. And then lots of people didn't have extra food because of school. You alright? Exactly. Yeah. Yeah, So we There was a lot of increase need from a kind of a lot of Complicated vectors that we're working together. Okay. Alright. Sister, Stephanie Bell IGA. She is from the mission of our Lady of Angels in Chicago's West Humboldt Park, and you can go to mission Ola mission o l.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on WGN Radio
"From four until San Every year. We have this guy on this radio station. He's been the executive director of the Chicago Marathon. Let me see if I can remember this. I want to say 31 years on the phone with us is Carey Pinkowski. Has it been 31 years carry? It has Thanks for, uh, for reminding everyone that gets their calculators out really cold. How you doing, Pete? Good man. It's good to hear your voice. I I saw you all over media this week. You know, you had to cancel the Chicago Marathon by the way. I don't think anyone shocked. I think everything is cancelled for 2020 Yeah, I mean, heartbreaking. I mean, we would love to continue this great tradition on from the October 11th but just Recognizing where we are and the horizon that you know we were acting would care and thought for the future, and you know, it's sad. Um and I would love we'd all love to be out there, especially after last year. We had such a great year and with the Olympics the summer that were scheduled all those things that so many athletes that we're going onto the Olympics, so would really have been a celebration off. Of running, but You know, we made the decision in the best interests of the safety of our participants are volunteers are Spectators. Everyone involved is the executive director of the Chicago Marathon. You consult with the Boston Marathon People New York Marathon and say, Guys, What's your plan where we haven't made our decision yet here in Chicago? We certainly do. All of us, including Tokyo, Berlin and London are part of the Abbott world Marathon majors. So on many levels we interact obviously, with covert 19 this issue, obviously the spring and the fall. We have been in communication, but we talk on many different levels are medical directors talk? Our sponsorship teams talk. The race directors, my colleagues. We talked twice a month. So we do have and we will and have shared best practices. So you know, we have so many people were part of that Abbott six start finish your program and that journey of running in all six of them so I have to take take a break. And but keep the enthusiasm moving forward. So, Carrie, have you thought about it? And I know you haven't made announcement yet because we're all just figuring this whole thing out day by day, but the charity angle and maybe you do a virtual type run. What? What are you talking about? With Chicago Marathon Repeated. It really is. It really is day by day. I mean, obviously, you know, this just isn't off. Everyone is keenly aware of all walks of life, all businesses events. Dated a life school college graduations wedding reception. Everything has been has been affected, so Um, you know, we're all sensitive to this. But, you know, we'll take it day by day and trying to figure out what we're what we're going to do. I mean, the one thing is, our charity program is one of the main pillars of our of our event. Last year, we had over 160 charities raise over $27 million Race morning so way have been in communication with our charity partners. We're moving towards a virtual of that We're gonna figure it out. We're communications and continue through to 2020 and the future and keep keep this thing going, but hopefully we'll have some options. Where the participants in this program will support these great organizations that we've worked with this fall. Whether it's a virtual run something along those lines, it's on the drawing boards, so we'll be able to continue and keep a Momenta moving forward. Carry Pinkowski, the executive director of the Chicago Marathon on the phone with us What is the revenue that the Chicago Marathon brings in for the city of Chicago? Well, a cz, You know, I mean, a large portion of our participants. We have all 50 states represented in years past over 100 countries, so it you know, and we take a really concise look at that and analyze and in years past, we've raised over $400 million for the local economy. That's the hotels in the retail. With, you know our largest number of finishers. Last year we had 45,693 participants finish from all 50 states and around the country. But it's also their friends and family members and loved ones that are part of that. We have a big expo in a lot of activities with international five can't Saturday the day before, so it really has become. Ah wonderful Chicago tradition and the partners that we have developed here in Chicago are all part of that. So Carrie is amazing. This is a big problem for the city of Chicago because you said $400 million that Chicago Marathon brings in every single year. I mean, you have the marathon that's cancelled. Lollapalooza's cancelled. I mean, think about all the things that have cancelled Here in the city of Chicago. This is a big problem this year in the city. It has created a challenge. I mean, obviously recognized that this will affect so many people that are part of this. I mean, One of the reasons the event of successful and it really is an illustration of partnerships. Others in the city department that doesn't play an active role in any of that are local local businesses. The residents, everybody and it's an opportunity for people in many cases that have never been to Chicago before. I mean, think about the C T A T A lot of people buy a day pass and go to different areas of the city, right? It has become a great tradition. We're gonna take a year off this year. We're not giving up. I'm very confident that will come past this and we will be bigger and better. As years on, we'll catch up. We will catch up. I mean, this has been from the very humble beginnings in all the years that I have done. This has been a celebration of the human spirit. And this is a heck of a city with a lot of people that they're they're part of this and we'll be back. This is you know, we're Chicagoans Love a comeback story and and we're going to be part of that We do, don't we? I I absolutely love that. And are you training right now? Are you still training 11? I was I was. Well, I I would love to run. I would love to buy obviously have other responsibilities, Which is my pad answer. But our our shamrock shuffle the A K that I ran. I ran the last couple of years and really have been part of the administrative side of the cherry. But, you know, I raised the money for the last two years for some of our local charities, Which was the amazing thing for me and I've been on on the Design side of it and the production side of it, But I got back in training and help the charities out. And it's amazing the payoff you get from that, obviously connecting with these local, these local organizations that do something so much great work. And then to be part of that. It really was great. I come home, You know, especially in the wintertime here, plop down on the couch and put the Bulls game on or something. And I would be like, then you know my wife or my daughter. Someone say hey, aren't you Aren't you traded with shuffling?.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"In the news at 3 30 new numbers on covert 19 in Illinois, 883 new cases. That is the second straight day that that number Has gone down. It was in the 900 yesterday after topping 1000 for three days in a row. And the new death toll 66 additional deaths that is the lowest that has been in the past week as Illinois. So the new numbers again 883 new cases compared that to Florida. Which yesterday had 15,299 positive cases in the state of Florida Chicago Marathon has been canceled because of covert 19 The race was scheduled to draw about 45,000 runners and wheelchair athletes. It was scheduled for October 11. But it's now being canceled. Because of Cove in 19 The Dow closing mixed today. The Dow was up 10 but stock markets were makes the Dow was actually up by 10 points. SNP down 29. NASDAQ took a big hit. It was down 226 points. Wools NEWS time. 3 32 with over 1005 star Google reviews Window works is you're easy choice to replace your windows. Now take 60% off labor. No money down. No interest. No payments until 2020 to visit my window works that calm for down to the penny price. Eden's looks good in both.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on The Omega Particle
"When they were doing production of card they when the episode with the rikers Michael Dorn in the visited the set and so these people are still a super closed in real life. I would not be shocked to see a wharf or laforge comeback into Picard at the same time or maybe separately but it was. It's definitely going to happen. It's just a matter of when and WHO and he even said. Burton goes into while if if Jordan did come back. This is what I would want him to do. I'd want him to be teaching and passing on the knowledge that he learned throughout his career. So those are very specific notions and ideas. That he wants so wouldn't surprise me if it's already in the works However sad news the have been doing although writing cards season two but they haven't actually gone into shooting and they were planning to do it this summer but it's been pushed back to Kobe. Nineteen for safety reasons and I completely agree with that. It's just it's a bummer. Because there may be some big gaps between Picard season one and hopefully discovery season three comes out on time but this is hard to say because of the safety issues with Kobe. Nineteen and social distancing however it is nice to see maybe we'll get some Burton action in the future speaking of Kovic. Nineteen kind of wrecking everything. We're going to start out with some a little bit bad news in rapid with some good news as we finish this relaxed fit episode is that. I'm sure you've probably already heard but comic con. San Diego has officially been canceled. He was originally going to be for the weekend of July. Twenty third through the twenty six and in a I mean I I agree with shutting things down I know that seems super far out but to have that thousands and thousands of people from all over the world is a smart concept. And if you're angry about that I mean it's it's for the greater good and trust me. Nobody understands cancellations more than me personally. I'm a marathon runner and it's very difficult to plan for a marathon. Because you have to have at least three or four months of training all these cancellations of come out and it's like wow. I've just wasted the last three or four months for nothing and I'm registered for the Chicago Marathon. The beginning of October and then one called the Marine Corps Marathon at the end of October. And everybody's gas because it's like they're probably going to be canceled. Should I even begin training? I understand cancellations and how frustrating they can be and then you lose a bunch of money on plane tickets and hotels but there is a little bit of good news out of this. Is that the Convention Center that they've been using for the San Diego. Comic Con has actually been turned into temporary hospital in slash cove in nineteen testing area. So I think that's an amazing use of those resources instead of remaining empty and it's frustrating. But you have to think the quicker we can beat this the quicker we can get back to normal so. I know it's frustrating some bad news. However here's a little bit of good news and to help again kind of in the same vein as the cocktails with Kate is that there are a lot of new streaming services that are coming out with this watch. Party APPS and watch party capabilities one of them is from paramount and they will be holding live virtual screenings of Star Trek to wrath of Con. The closest one will be April twenty fifth through an APP called. Cya Live not cover here. It's called Cya. Live and I think you can pay a dollar ninety nine to be a part of this live streaming and it seems a little much but they are bringing in two special guest host. They are the host of the inglorious experts Whose names are mark. Altman and Darren door chairman and they will be doing a intro to the movie and they're doing a QA afterwards but the cool thing about Cya live is that you can talk and communicate throughout the movie with the guest and then with whoever's involved while watching the movie so it's a cool concept at kind of in the same vein as the Netflix. Watch party. No you haven't heard of this. It's a chrome extension. The netflix came out with that. If you're on a desktop or laptop you can share specific code. Your friends and you can watch Netflix together. In this kind of private room where you can chat and talk about which. I think is totally cool and I need to do that. Because there's so many good Star Trek episodes that I can watch with some of my friends so I encourage people to do that. He doesn't have to be Star Trek but try to watch party together. I thought about doing that something on like an instagram live. Kinda just held the social distancing and maybe not have people seem so far apart and alone so you can do that on net flicks however Amazon prime is starting to work with twitch. Now I've never used twitch before because I'm not a huge Gamer. But they're trying to work out. Some Dior Amazon prime members can use the twitch software to have the same thing. Have the same watch party. Nothing's been announced yet. I think it's still in Beta testing. So if you WANNA be a tester for that I would definitely go to twitch DOT TV if your name is on. Prime member go to their main prime website and see what can be done but but circle back around go to see. Why live two dollars a ticket to watch that wrath? Akon live with those podcasting guys and there are other streaming cons that people are starting to come up with like I think cameo did on April eighteenth they did this massive iconic characters virtual panel and it had of course had Jonathan Facts. And so they had a lot of by common characters. Show up so I don't know if you can go online and watch that. I think it's for Free Cameo but upcoming is that on April twenty fifth and May Second. There is a kind of a virtual. They're calling it a hollow Khan and it's through the lambda quadrant podcasting network. They're going to have special guests. Nicole Day Bauer. She Played Dax on designed for the season. I think it's a neat idea to kind of check in and even though we have to be distant physically doesn't mean we can still interact and attend these quote unquote virtual COMECON panels. So definitely check them out like I said it's on Twenty Fifth April twenty fifth of May second through the Lambda quadrant. So I think that's all the news we're gonNA cover today but let's wrap up this episode and move on. I'm under if I can come cheer up but I still had to find something new in this one for you to recall your wars Freeman. Who so free as of the waves always ready steady boys any real five. I'm recalling out again so I'm in the middle of researching and getting ready for Borg Three while I can't believe it's already been to other episodes and in that episode we'll cover The main meat of all board history mets the twenty fourth century as well as the heavy hitters Captain Picard and Captain Janeway. The main two captains. I've interacted with the board more than anyone as well as a little bit of Cisco he doesn't have a lot but we'll just throw it in there because it fits neatly snugly in that twenty four th century once again if you guys WanNa debate or one comment on the show. Please hit me up at Omega Particle podcast on Instagram. Or you can email me at Omega Particle podcast Edgy. Jimoh DOT COM. Feel free to reach out. It's not like we have anything to do. Our lifestyles are super busy right now. Just WanNa say thank you for listening and tuning has only been a blast. We'll get back and I can't wait to cover our conclusion of the Borg series. Now remember second sort of the right straight onto morning.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on active CEO Podcast
"That we have horses on this week's active see your performance. We're talking about single task not multitask for productivity. If you try Motta's our brains move too fast. We lose arcus and take on too much. In fact the brain can actually multitask. And what actually does is task switch if Utah switching too often too quickly it slows down your response time prevents you from completing tasks quickly if at all breakdown your work into single task and book your time. Accordingly to the High Party task I I write down all your task. Sicken prioritize your tasks according to low medium and high priority. Third Schedule your time specifically for High Priority Task. I in your calendar then delegate all medium and low parties will possible so plan you die so that you can single ties to get the best productivity and performance as a leader. Thank you for listening to a thought provoking conversation with my Nishi on episode ninety four Chicago Marathon beyond the rice on the active CEO. Podcast do you have a whole lot of high priorities right now? But you don't which one do I? We've found the priority to bud to Matrix helps. Lead is fine clarity especially when under pressure the first Party two by two Matrix. Say You can apply. Is Importance verse? Urgency will you place importance on the axis and urgency on the x axis? You think create four squares as for the two by two and you place who parties in the applicable box. It corresponds with how potent and urgent. It is so that was important on the Y axis and urgency on the x axis. If the order priorities isn't clear then a powerful party to to metrics to use his if this impact this will allow you to what price will give you the greatest impact with the least.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on active CEO Podcast
"The last time I did something for the first time And maybe it's more in terms of personally you know I. It's starting in like one of my resolutions and and and Chirp you want the work related personal related but it's basically starting pilots so it's something that I've been struggling with so many like stress points just not able to run like a used to and that's just old age. I guess but instead of just saying it's old age were can I do about it so what I did is thanks to my wife. And my two daughters They got me a pilates Class and I just been loving it. So that's something that I've started And more recently so I can get better healthwise. What is the one question that you would love to solve? Well that's a. That's also a great question and that's something that I've really been focused on is just to your point. I you know there's certain goals have for myself and truly be better listener and to ask better questions overall and That's something that I need to do a much better job. And so those are those are questions you know that I keep asking myself as how can I be a better leader Hulk night? How can I better engage our team? How can I be more patient? Hulk and I leased mission better. How can I ask and engage our team by them? Questions not necessarily about focusing on the Howell but brilliant a what what needs to be done was the goal or objective and then let them help develop the how and maybe ask those questions to get them. They're on their own terms with their own answers. So it's maybe not that one specific question. That had been focused on myself. But it's based on. How can I better use questions to get the outcome? Were looking for and really helping you know. Be a leader versus just giving them the answers or just being on You know micromanaging. Just giving a just directing brilliant. What does he would finish in of leading an extraordinary life. You know and one of the things is creating these habits and really changing that. There's really changed who am And not so long ago after I turned fifty. You know there's just like there's so many I knew I in my life of not getting faster on those challenges in those. Pb's and everything else. I just knew I couldn't do what I used to do. So how can I get better as an individual as a father as a husband So when I turned fifties like you have that moment. Say what can I do and I need to change my lifestyle. You know it can't continue to perform at the level I have not just physically or athletically but professionally So the demands of you know work has on our lives personal laws. Family lives and at work. You know some of the things that I had to change personally. That really has made huge difference In the past four years and that's really quick You know a challenging myself in terms of Quit NEEDING SUGARS. Sweets processed sugars. Carbohydrates Bread An alcohol and so it's really helped me become so much more focused and along with that just like I said doing other things that I know. It's GonNa be more from a wellness improving who I am personally and professionally as the stretching exercise and the other thing that I've incorporated from a habit standpoint is meditation so when you think about this a major shift in my lifestyle back and When I turned fifty four years ago incorporating with these other practices. It's really made a difference of who I and I know that my family can say it's really changed him personally at betting informal positive aspect our lives at home And I can say the same probably with the coworkers and our team at the office really being a lot more focused and or energized and bringing bringing a different attitude in terms of who. I am and the presence at work. No You provided some great insights Diane. Lots of lessons learned for people. How can people learn more about what you do? And what would be the best way for people to connect with you and in one way is to to follow us? Chicago Event Management Gordon.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on active CEO Podcast
"Event and then coming together with whether it's those same volunteers from the aid station but yet another group of volunteers from that community and just understanding what we're able to do more. We're leaving behind and you can physically see touch smell it. It's tactile tangible leaving. Something positive behind that affects their communities in a positive manner. Sued IS GONNA move off the Chicago Marathon here so in two thousand seventeen you were involved in this sort of publicized attempt to bring to our mark in the marathon. That Nike Breaking to project must be really fascinating to be involved in. You missed. It was missed the two. Or Mach Twenty five seconds you. Can you recall what what that was all about? And why was it suspicious? You'll be involved with you. Know a wonderful opportunity to be part of an. We're just fortunate that we were asked by our partners at Nike and You know everything that they put into it and their vision As you can imagine how that you know Elliott Shoghi did break it but I don't think he would have been able to do that without that first. Step without that moonshot getting close to the moon all they might not have laid it on the moon at the time but they got close enough within reach to really say it can't be done on so they did take a lot of risks. They did have a lot of vision But they you know being part of that seeing what's possible and what really took was just amazing and and again. I can't think Nike and then to reach out to give us that opportunity on the other part. Is You can imagine liking being such a big organization. You know there were so many people departments that were involved and you know you don't portion it. They realized they needed someone with the the event expertise To be able to tie all this together to focus on the production the operations and logistics of the event and fortunately they contacted us and I think they contacted Chicago Event Management. Because of the work that we do with Nike with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. As you're wear these waterberg great sponsors Believe since two thousand eight so they've been land longstanding partner on of the marathon and so they they reached out to us just knowing the work that we've been able to do with them and you know fortunately we picked up the phone and we said yes and it's been it was an amazing experience Despite not being able to get there there was just so much that we've learned and just being part of that was just so memorable. It'll be definitely something that all remember from my lifetime. That's for sure. Talking about you know sponsorship here people find quite challenging just to get a sponsor in the first place little get them to renew and stay long term and you talked about Nike being around for pre twelve. Thirteen Years Bank of America has been around for a very long time. If we had acquired the original sort of naming rights sponsor of LaSalle brank in who started in nineteen ninety four and continued right through win. Ben Chimera applaud them in two thousand and seven. So do they. What sort of feedback do you hear from the sponsors that enable you that sort of shark is why they wanna be still involved in the event so many years later you know? I think we've been fortunate that you know again like we just talked about earlier in terms of park growth. And you know what's what's the What's behind that success in that growth and everything that we just mentioned in terms of always challenging ourselves and I think when when you have a product in property like marathon and everything that we've put into it that our other partners want to rise with us So as you can imagine we've had long standing partners and sponsors and Gatorade that's been here just know ever since carrying I've been together American Airlines same thing and it's been great to be able to have those lay longstanding partnerships that are growing with this that are on this journey that recognized the effort that we put into this at our team puts into this that are dedicated that always challenging. And if you can imagine those are things that align with their interests aligned with their their objectives as well and if you're a partner in a sponsor at If you'd want to do and have that same metality philosophy and you want to be aligned with that same type of work ethic that same type of vision That reflects in terms of who they are and what spire to be as well so I think it's just a great partnership and again when when instead of just giving you money just putting your name up on a few boards or panels you know. We had mentioned when you start to collaborate with them and they help you come up with these solutions. Is it a true partnership that you really had them around the table? Like I mentioned Gatorade League cups that they're part of that when you can help communicate that and illustrate that did they realize it's like this is their debt as well. They're just not just being sold. A bunch of entitlements rights but they're also part of the event and must be there in the fabric woven into it. He took it a lot out there around information sharing collaboration in the woods. Mass participation events. You know we see a lot of organizes who liked to protect. The Iran is and the secret source. How did the rice management program come about? And how's IT? Hans not only your input also all the people there involves events. Yeah and you know. Thank you for that. And that's something that I I really take personally and I have a passion around the race management program You know in really starts with you know how would carry and I work together. Started working together. How we got our start back then. It was just two of us and there was so many other races are so much bigger than the Chicago. Marathon back then and a lot of a lot of other races didn't give us the time of day. Didn't give us the access and I remember what that don't like you know. It's almost like standing on no crates looking over the fence. Seeing what we could versus giving access to giving us like behind the scenes and letting us experienced the brace upfront. And so you remember that in not not not that you hold that against other people. But you'll learn from that in terms of what would you do differently? I think that's something That I think really differentiated us in our work ethic or the way that we approach things like I mentioned. We want to work side by side with our volunteers. You know these are things that we want to give back to our industry and help others Learn ensure those best practices. No Lot of what do is new under the Sun. You know and I and I really feel that with you. Collaborate share those best practices. We learn just as much as other people learn from us. And I think you know one of the mentality that we have is that you know if a participant or volunteer has a bad experience in an event or any race for that matter. They may not want to participate in another race which is just bad for our event an industry as a whole so if there are things that we can share to make it easier to get over certain hurdles or through. Serb loops Or hoops gives me. You know that that's the that's the intent of the race management programs summit malt was really a driving behind that. That's why we want to provide provide plans where we can to make things easier to share those best practices so we can learn from one another if the mistakes that we've made I've made I wanNA make sure that people are aware of that. Slater get tripped up by the same things at trip. Me Up Um from the past so you know that's the spirit behind it. That's the reason. Really spend time and focus on that development that sharing those best practices increases programs to give access to our partners in the industry. Took me out. Mistakes you know is is the one memorable mistake that you made along your career that stands out and what you learn and change from from that experience. Yeah it's like can I have made? Many new probably heard that a lot. It's like we all make mistakes and you know that's the only way you can improve And and of course you. Don't you WANNA celebrate mistakes not based on the outcome but you WANNA celebrate them in terms of what we learned from Almond? Those are things that as you know from an organization under leader within an organization. You want to be able to point those mistakes out so other people feel comfortable can do the same Not for fear being punished. But you don't want people don't with whole for fear big punish but you want them to expose that so we can all learn and improve and so. That's what's really helped us in terms of getting better and better said being in having that radical candor transparency and sharing mistakes. And how do we get better overall So there's a there's a couple that have done but I remember one and it was one year that we've That we ran out of medals and misses. I think back in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven. That had happened Runs short by a couple hundred right. I think we knew that were gonNA run short And and so we did an additional order and Lo and behold we ran out of medal since I conquered. We've done that. How could we have run out? We calculated we anticipated it And we ordered more well after the fact that of course we had Sinaga apologies and letters and then Lo and behold where was that additional box of metals underneath my desk. So those are the things we definitely have learned in terms of inventory control and and making sure that we were these items are coming in and quality shirts and Checking and then more recently another mistake that was made maybe just a couple years ago to a relatively big one You know we had planned and we started the international five K. And Saturday prior to marathon with great success continual growth. And those are things that because it's growing because it's something new. There are certain things. You're just not planning or where you know. They do anticipate some things that are going to go. Well so you keep creek ditsy plants. So one was the events is the you know trying to send release people. Outta the star control the flow in the course as well as the finish you know. We had a new design for the finish area the distribution of items So we always had a contingency plan in terms of okay. We're GONNA control the flow at the start And on the course same thing. We know that there is some narrow pinch points. We anticipated at the finish line. It might be a little narrow and some plans to ensure that we can maximize spacing to allow better flow. You know the positioning of some of the items. We knew that could create a backup so any one of them that would have been. And you know That would happen. We could have kind of gotten through but unfortunately all of them kind. There were certain things that you know that the pinch point or the The start line it had been planned to do a poll start so he can really control. How many people are on the course at a given time Which would control the flow on the course? Which would have controlled the Justice? We made for the finish line which really would have helped the overall flow so what happened was I get a call and and they said you know a calm. I think we should just go with one stark And let the runners out on All all all on the course at one time and we'll control in narrow the pinch point and I said okay. Sounds like a good plan. As long as you feel comfortable I support it and so we did it and what it created as a backup at the finish line and it was something that we just weren't prepared for based on the runners and the dynamic of that event so again. That was my fault. My Call My responsibility. It impacted the other people at the different areas and I own it and so what did we learn as like we really investigated worse? Some of these issues were because of that. We went back to a better model in terms of. How do we better start? The event different waves pulse starting really controlling the flow of people. The that course and that type of runner that can accommodate on that in that event so there was a lot learn. So there's that was a long version but I really wanted to be clear. There is so much you can learn and improve. If you're willing to kind of expose that issue and accept that blame and point that out mom associate by position. It was something that I own and I think people appreciated that. And it's amazing. Once you do that how other people are willing to To share other mistakes or failures so we all could learn to process enough of Meta fee. Quite a few of ink careers wells And how important is to be humble and are now pin and learn from them as quickly as possible. Because it's the debrief that is the most important aspect where the learnings come from. So you can improve knicks time. We all know smart. People have great answers but the most successful people ask great questions. When was the last time did something for the first time.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on active CEO Podcast
"Specific area. We do have afford command civility and then what we call forward command based ICT Esser Stern Command. Just you know model not developed with by FEMA and the Federal Government. So you know we. We have afford command where we have an with. The Ford Command is considered a facility. Where you have decision makers that's also align with the The UC Which is opened up George? Excuse me the Joint Operations Center which is open at opened up at our oil. Emc alphabet soup so sorry about that as our office of Emergency Management and Communication. That really is a central hub within city Chicago. And that's where you know. They're looking at overseeing all activities. That are taking place in Chicago so if there was an incident not related to the to the marathon. Obviously they're dealing with that working with our Ford Commander Facility or base communicating with that team And and their constituents and US informing us if there's anything that would impact the race and vice versa so within the Ford Command Facility. You definitely have decision. Makers that are there can make decisions on behalf of any of our local law enforcement and the federal partners and we build Provide a lot of the resources that it takes or a lot but basically all the resources that it takes for us to be of the operate the the marathon on an ongoing basis so it's an operational facility for us so it's command center for the operation and key logistics on a good day and if things were to go bad whether it's weather related or major incident way are are working in one facility providing as much of the information that's going to be important to create and provide the information to make those decisions for during a recent active. Ceo Poking aside. With a Mitchell. Free of Chris Rob. He talked about The one decision making process of a rice direct equivalent to what a c? I would do. And I've appeared a one or two years so so fewer event was strategy to ensure that decisions can be quickly without a high level of possible area at era. And how do you communicate that out to affording thousand volunteers or people that need to be aware of what's going on the athletes as well so there's like the Ford Command Facility as I've mentioned we? We have a lot of our our tools and applications a lot of technology pulled in there whether we could see things and As information is flowing in but we also built in the capabilities Security Kit. Broadly whether it's our dispatch teams and you know we all radios that we have out there of based on different groups that are using them we. Can you know keep and maintain you know what's happening on an ongoing basis but if there was something that were needed to be sent down emergency or decisions weather related lightning evacuation? Were able to push that out. Communicate to those to those groups. In radio we also have the capabilities to send out push. Notifications text alerts email alerts to all of our constituents whether it's the participants whether it's been staff vendors contractors or vents staff We also have the capability to that the radio network and The Different Public Address Systems. Working with those stage managers with the announcers to be able to help push out notifications Through those public address systems if they don't have their mobile devices on them if they don't receive those types of notifications or setting out Through the mobile technology capabilities that we do have some broad on announcements as well as as you can imagine social media with our public information officer that's assigned to that facility that can help us vet through Information that they're seeing in social media as low as using that as a platform to send out messaging as well as the capability to work with our media partners whether that's through radio Live broadcast to help was pushed that up information or notifications out to their channels as well but you need the people to take on a fitness challenge or being detained and utilize the head. Is the Chicago. Marathon event maintain a sustainable event that continues to grow in size. When we're seeing a sport membership dropped in a number of sports around the world. We're seeing events that struggling to get people there. Because there are some distractions. So what is it about the Chicago? Marathon continues to grow and thrive and You know again. I think it's a lot to do with our partnership as well with the Abbot World Jersey. Really Elevating our industry sport Renault just as you probably are aware with the six Dr Finishers and trying to get into Chicago TO RUN CHICAGO TO RUN NEW YORK run Boston London Tokyo Berlin. Obviously that has created a lot of interests and elevated you know all of our vets working together and collaboratively with Abbott World. With Oral. Birth up major's Also I feel that what we have done. You know from Nineteen Eighty Nine. Nine hundred ninety. You know there were certain things that really helped us. Create an elevate are racing in witness continual growth over the years. You know obviously now. It's it's it's to a point that we're reaching an attaining the cap that we've attained on getting to the point that we we've hit in terms of where we feel comfortable but it's about the experience We might not push and need to be the biggest grace in terms of the number of finishers across that finish line and you know some of the things that we do challenge our team though is to continually improve what we have to offer and one of the things that were always focused on and know that we can always improve as at customer experience and when I say customer. It's not just the participants but it's also the volunteers. It's also the staff sauce. The vendors and the spectators so we really want to ensure that we can create that experience. Not just the people. They're getting to the start line or crossing the finish on an on the journey on the course across the finish line. It's about the entire journey that they they feel or experience from entering process to the exiting as well as you can imagine with the fourteen thousand volunteers. What's their experience from the very beginning? How do we register? How do we communicate with them? How do we keep them informed? How do we best prepare them for the job ahead to ensure that we value their time? Because it's you can imagine the commodity that we can't control that's important that we need is their support and their volunteering their time and helping US helping other people so she can imagine if you can help create a great experience for all those constituents. That's something that they want to be part of so I think that's been something that we've been successful and trying to do and we're never satisfied. Nacional the thing. We just continually want to improve how we do things now and it starts with you know everyone in the organization and something that we communicate tour volunteers events staff. You know. There's never point that we would ever ask a volunteer to do something that were never willing to do alongside with them. I think they appreciate respect. That and it's amazing when you can do something with someone How much more that they want to do that with you? Berlin so people were becoming more empowered to talk about how actions affect the environment and climate change. The Chicago Marathon. Environmental Initiatives began during the two thousand one of the key strategy. You've implemented to reduce the impact on environment. And and you know Clinton you know that's something that we've really taken pride and as you mentioned something that I I have a particular interest in and something that we've been really focused on for several years and over a decade now where we really focused time. Attention and resources to sustainability as you're aware working with council responsible sport really help us set those goals and levels to help us reach and strive to reach some of those goals to be the to breach different certification levels. So that's always it helps us. Create those guidelines or guide rails to be able to stay the course to be focused to be able to challenge our teams to do things from sustainability not just from reduce reuse recycle which reporting thumb to to help from an education awareness standpoint. What other areas? That are just important from sustainability in terms of Access education technology and how we use technology to get better and be more sustainable So those are things that we really been focused on and the other part as you might have heard or I might have mentioned is Storytelling so if you know when you talk reduce reuse recycle people understand somewhat what that is and a lot of times when you have a you know the aluminum cans or plastic bottle and you do recycle it a lot of times. You don't know what happens beyond that. You're just hoping that something It will actually be recycled. Silk would be so does Land Bill. One thing that we have done is obviously we do that. We also want to ensure that we can help the journey of that item to the final outcome. And tell that story so people can really be aware of what's being done. And how can we help or that and then create an illustrate the those Those successes so it really will help tell that story which I feel has a better impact. That's my opinion. I think they would have a better impact. Better understood so it can help change behavior examples as in terms of their. Kohl's storytelling that we we really being apple is when we collect those plastic bottles that we distribute to the participants or to ball tears. We go to the effort. Educate did tell people you know. Moon drop those off to help. Recycle the bottles but beyond just say okay. Drop it here. We're recycling it want. Tell that story. So we work and go to the effort to work with a commercial Haller to be able to take those bottles to so on that will help. Recycle the bottles Turn it into flakes to turn it into pellets to be able to turn those into Fabric So enlighted tell that story and then really work with okay. What's being done with that fabric at that time and A lot of and I don't know you know where where this and we're almost to the point where it's a complete closed new where we can save. Some of these bottles are bottles were collected. The marathon. Were used to to create our participants shirts. Hopefully one day. We'll get there however least working with our partner. Nike probe providing those participant t shirts. We worked with them and they are made out of one. Hundred percent recycled polyester. So you know you can imagine the power behind saying you know some of The material or the yard used for the shirts have a lot of the bottles for the previous year. So we're getting closer to that but you can tell the impact with the power behind that if we're able to tell that story And that has changed in terms of really working with different vendors now in terms of our some of our the more sustainable procurement options working with assign bender. Be Able to to Work WITH THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS TO PURCHASE FABRIC. That's made out of one hundred percent recycled polyester to create a branding with so. We're really focused on those storytelling capabilities. So it can create those initiatives share those stories to our participants to the volunteers so they can really see what the additional effort that volunteer goes into or provides. They can see what the outcome is. It's not just here. Recycle this plastic bottle but yes. Here's the plastic bottle. Here's the journey in life cycle. And here's what we're creating at the end so we're really focused on All these different initiatives. And how can we close the loop on those? And how can we tell? Let's share those stories to so many people that we know that when you especially children when they can see what can be done might change their mind and their behavior which is you know can help influence their homes and the families where they work live and play. So that's what we're trying to do one of the ideas that are really enjoys the combustible compostable cups with nitrogen recycles. Where the COPS COLM posted. And then you go out with the community. And it's the used the compost into go into the gardens around Chicago city. I think that's fascinating because on recycling. But it's also connecting with the community and getting the community involved in and how it can look after the city of Chicago. Yeah in over again. That's another quote mess. Truly something that is closed loop for us where we're actually doing something with the items collected so as you just indicated. It's it's amazing when you just start having those conversations with your partners what you're able to learn and what you're able to do together so we were you know going in and trying to use compostable cups at our aid stations and really struggling to find the right type of competent of vendor provide Those resources for us and renew that Gatorade. One of our great long long partners had been using providing compostable cups and then you know working collaboratively with them. They provided with their vendor Is and so. We reached out to that vendor. We use the same vendor to provide our cups which is made out of bamboo and it's easier to compost associate with nature's little through cycles like you mentioned which are worm. Excuse me are worms that go through the process and then what they generate or create is that enrich enrich composts at the end So it's amazing when you are able to have these conversations of the solutions that come about by by having these collaborative That clever dialogue with your partners That is so as you mentioned is like now we've gone and now all of our cups and all the aid stations are compulsively whether it's Gatorade. Whether it's our water cups now the collection we'd like you had mentioned. We work with a commercial hauler work with nature's little recyclers work with the larger commercial. Composting Company Center. Composting there. For six months later we go back. We purchase a lot of that soil Back from that company so then we can donate that to community gardens to our friends at the Chicago Park district. And so that's the exciting part. Were able to deliver this rich soil and people like how did you create that? How can you go in this paper? Cup This Combustible Cup to the soil And so it's amazing what you can do and then when you illustrate can tell that story to the volunteers. They had that sense of pride that they were part of something. And you're leaving something positive behind in our communities so it's just really helps you continue to tell the story in that life cycle post then and many months after the.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on active CEO Podcast
"He is the executive vice president of business development and operations looking after the Organization of the Chicago Marathon the JP Morgan corporate challenge goes on the run and the Nike breaking project in two thousand seventeen his role oversees the production of all Chicago event management events with a particular focus intervene operations emergency response and sustainability logistics over addicted ago. He founded the rice management program to provide an intimate forum for rice. Owen us to share ideas and find solutions to create unforgettable event experiences. I'm honored and privileged introduced to dedicated family. Man Who is an average Evan? Rana and SARCOMAS completed his first ishikagi marathon at the tender age of thirteen years old. And there's a board member for girls on the run Chicago. Might Nishi Mike. Welcome to the shy. Well thank you appreciate All those compliments didn't it sounds like You duct tape. I should bring you along at by next presentation. That's for sure to Dubai introduction. I really do appreciate that now. More than half into anytime YOU PASSION AND DEVOTION. Chicago runs deep in your blood. Where did you grow up? And what kept you occupied as a child? Well those are good questions and one Where I grew up I was born and raised and I and I have it left Chicago so a lot of times. You know some people might be from the Chicago land area from a suburb but I was born downtown. Ravens would hospital in Chicago and really happened. Left so I haven't downtown Chicago and through and through and that's something I'm extremely proud of and so for you. As a child. We really active person read books in the library while definitely not Any of that. I was definitely active. I'm an only child so I always had to try to find time in occupied by time and interest so as always exploring you know getting into trouble here and there and was very active running around and very creative so you know a lot of my friends had siblings that they can hang out with and keep themselves occupied but I was able to to make an explorer. And you know Occupied my own time by doing that. Whether it's the skateboard be maxine back then and then running came in when I was a a teenager. And that's how I got my first start when I ran my first marathon in nineteen seventy nine when I was thirteen years old. Like you'd mentioned at the tender age of thirteen when I my first experience of running a marathon and this is you know that was way before we had age limits So that's one I I started was my first for raid that distance when we talk about the marathon being for mature athlete. Who's kind of done a heads experiences and can handle the mental side of things? So how did you first marathon experience and can you recall what it was like back in nineteen forty years ago now forty years ago? Well Yeah it's it's a David Memory. That's for sure and I can tell you that nothing to do with the training. 'cause they'd never trained for it so it's like one of those things that you don't know what you're getting into until you're really need deep or neck deep into it and I can tell you it's very vivid or a memorable because I remember everything in the aftermath and if I started off for you know. My mother is friends with the organizers or the people that founded and started the marathon way back when in nineteen seventy seven so it started off as hey Michael. Let's go down to the finish line and Or in a cycle. That sounds like fun just like you could also maybe run the first six miles of the race and at that time are were we lived was unlike near the six Mile Points. Psycho credit deal. They'll stop change. Get cleaned up. Go to the finish line so if you can imagine a thirteen year old at the Chicago Marathon. Starting you know you have a lot of grownups like Oh my God Lee this kid running so I had a lot of company. At any time I'd walked. People would walk with me and then encourage me to continue on and so as I was passing the six mile. Markers like wow. This should be turning off but every you know at the moment that I'd would stop and psych. Okay I think I should go home now. People Psycho come on. Come on go with you. So it didn't WanNa let them down and at that. At that time when I ran the marathon you know the course had gone At that time had gone further north. And when you get way up there and you know I i. Didn't you know when you're running a marathon and you know back in nineteen seventy nine? There weren't a lot of resources so basically it's like I was in no man's land and it's like well the only way to give back at the turnaround point way of north is to continue running back and as I was running a somewhat near where we lived like well. I'm almost almost marathon. I'm not so go ahead finish and I just remember is like my Mama's obviously concerned with like worse. Michael he should be here by now is only six miles. And then she sees me coming are running towards the finish line and her and the friends and our friends at the organization were just so ecstatic yelling and screaming. And but part remember. That was extremely memorable. Is that evening as you can imagine you being a great athlete? In better prepared and trained. And knowing what you're getting into you know I remember that evening after finishing and it was great an amazing experience I remember that night is like In bed is like you get a you. Get a nickel a cramp on a reach down and all of a sudden site stitch Than my my left calf cramps and then my right side cramps. And then my feet cramp and then all of a sudden both feet both cavs both hamstrings my back. Everything cramps up and here you are. You're just frozen and I'm stuck in like just in the state of just cramping a can't breathe and sweat and that it was the most excruciating pain. The running was easy. The marathon was fun at the aftermath. That evening was forgettable. So thank you for asking a always recall that. That's the number part but I can tell you that any marathon. After that period I was better prepared and trade. That's for sure I think quite a few people that have done a marathon or something. Similar endurance event. They've experienced the cramps at some point. And and the her excruciating that can be an Nita's sake countdown anything about it so we can feel that offense running events and then you. Obviously you're later teenage years. She started out as an intern. You With Carrie Penkovsky. And then he became an employee working with a ninety nine. What attracted you to being involved in events from a management point of view. Well as as I mentioned when I ran the marathon at that now when I was thirteen years old there is something that connected Fiancee did something that not. Many people did back then and it was an oddity in a lot of times viewed as well. That's pretty extreme. And you know something that stuck with me clearly as a participant at the at that moment period of my life and who says that interest that just kept building. And there's something that you wanted to be part of 'cause obviously. I experienced at us at individual. And then you saw everyone else. In other participants fall tier staff that were engaged with the event at realize the impact that this race had so. I had the fortunate opportunity but continued working with the organization and founded and produced the event. And as you mentioned now come bald as an intern working really starting in nineteen eighty two. When I was in high school working whatever odd. Chopstick find summer weekends on the weekends. Run Marathons season doing whatever it could so I truly started that the the very very bottom. I don't I I think I started at the Sabado. doing anything possible sweeping the streets. Moving toilets doing every era. And you can imagine and you know. We call that instead of like an intern as we officially call. Now it was a gopher gopher this gopher that and I try to do anything possible just to be associated with the event itself. So that's really how I got my starting. I was fortunate to be able to just hang in there To whatever was required and asked of me and I think that was something that carried because Keanae started working together. He is a contractor nineteen eighty nine responsible for community outreach volunteer development cruising and. I just kind of Jack of all trades to whatever I could to support the team and then in nineteen ninety. He was named the race director for the Chicago Marathon. And he you know he truly wanted in Saul you know I was willing to do everything in and really had me. You know. said a working for the promotional advertising agency that produces the brace or specifically for him On the marathon so that was truly my opportunity work with them and he granted it was quite different way back then back in nineteen eighty nine nineteen ninety when the marathon base a mid may be had by thousand participants to where we are today with last year finishing forty five forty five thousand nine hundred sixty three finishers so as just the two of US answering the phones doing every single aspect of the job but it was quite different back in those times And to work you know the the race has grown and become and What it's been able and capable of doing and it's quite a corban developed in. It's very rare in this generation that people remind working for pretty much one company their entire career. So what do you think has been the secret to your leadership relationship with Carrie lasting over three decades? I think we have a great obviously a relationship. We've been together. We always joke about this. Well lower than we have been with our wives And I think we can always in you know you have a good fit when can answer each other's conversations or comments just because you know we've been together for so long you know we have a different approach to things as you had mentioned. My focus is was sustainability the operational aspects his from marketing the communication the base of the event. And I think we just blended in and the ying and the Yang of each other so good balance So when you take a look at that organization he's able to do Continue to do what? He's great at and that security outreach. Connecting and communicating and having a philosophical approach in terms of what the event means the marathon means To the city to the state to what we're trying to do and and better mitten created much behind the marathon bringing people together is incredible and I love the operational aspects and the logistics and tying all the loose ends. And that's where I really get excited. So I think there is a great bells which each of us lands builds came around and talking about that. We sort of delve into a little bit later on. What is being the biggest challenge as the event has grown in size and you needed to scall- employees volunteers operations and stakeholders in the event Again I think some of the bigger challenges that we face today in a world that we live is the safety and security. You know those are always things that you know. We have to focus on and something that we obviously take seriously as well as a lot of our partners in the industry and when you look back to when we started a lot of that you know we can get was their safety was a security of course but not at level that you're seeing these days and back then you know those were probably not as I'll say harder areas that we dedicated a lot of resources where the production the operation logistics. Where the harder part of organizing upset and really these days? It's it's opposite words the of the Emergency Planning Preparedness Legal Aspects Insurance Aspects. That have become a lot harder and the operations logistics and things that we thought were hard or actually two parts of we come. We enjoy now. Seen Not as complicated as these other parts. And as you know the U Planning for the unknown unexpected Is Very challenging. And then sometimes it's like it's it's hard to plan on something that you know might not happen and things that you just don't like to think about. What are vitally important to come up with those plans whether you initiate them or not. But that's really the tables and has had turned than it wasn't too long ago that it's really shifted our focus sitting and resources. Are we talking about Just under forty six thousand staff. I think some around fourteen thousand volunteers. You've also gone upwards of about one point seven million spectators that that law and the course was that change in sight insecurity sort of instigated by non Livan and inside the Boston Marathon bombing a few years ago. Yeah and there's a lot of changes after nine eleven. I think overall you know whether it's everything that you can see that we've done especially our local law enforcement has prepared for As well as after Boston. Unfortunately there was a a lot of things that we had been implementing improving continuously proving over the years and even before Boston took place so obviously there were a lot of things so we had to improve and reinforce and expand or enhance after that time but fortunately there was a lot of things that we were doing practices that we just that were already in place so it wasn't like recreating all of our plants recreating the Gordon Wheel or develop something from scratch. For example in a we did require even prior to what took place the tragic events in Boston. We required people to pick up their own packets and showing. Id We had already been instituting. Clear bags for gear check for a few years prior to that we had already instituted screening and only allowing access to runners into the start finish area of prior to that so there was a lot of things in practices that were already doing because we felt it was the right thing to do to ensure the safety of our participants of the volunteers of our staff and partners Even before that had happened. So you know those things that we always want to continue to challenge yourself and clearly. After a Boston. There was a lot of things we did have to introduce and ramp up and reinforce association working with our federal partners or local law enforcement. That really helped us. really can create additional levels of security safety planning to on event. How does communication and decision making process work? You know as they one Central Command station stakeholders are in the same room or they secret guide into different areas and you communicate via radio will find it. Well there's a little bit of both but like the.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on active CEO Podcast
"Back then it was just two of us and there was so many other races or so much bigger than the Chicago Marathon. Back then and a lot of a lot of other races didn't give us the time of day. Didn't give us the access and I remember what that felt like you know. It's almost like standing on milk. Crates looking over the fence seeing what we could versus giving access to giving us like behind the scenes and letting US experienced the brace upfront and so you remember that in not that you know not that you hold that against other people but you'll learn from that in terms of what would you do differently. But I think that's something that I think. Really differentiated awesome our work ethic or the way that we approach think.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on 1075 KZL
"T. shirt man he's a man we got today today as we got chef Mike taken on Megan who is three and a half months pregnant congratulations Megan and Mike good luck with everything hope things go well for you are the way the game works Mystere typical men and women questions or get the most right will be the winner ladies first Megan question number one this major marathon has been postponed until September fourteenth of this year is the Chicago marathon the LA marathon or the Boston Marathon off the marathon Boston Marathon yes happy sixty ninth birthday to actor Kurt Russell who is Kurt Russell's famous long time partner is a Goldie Hawn Gina Davis or Susan Sarandon Dolly on what percentage of men are scared of going bald is a forty one sixty one or eighty one percent sixty one sixty one in correct Mike is a forty one sixty one or eighty one percent eighty one percent you would think so incorrect only forty one percent I guess of who have good genes are like an hour seems low we had a similar Seth Mike what reality show just announced they're postponing the new season because of the corona virus is that love is blind the bachelorette or the bachelor the.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Know nothing man or not that I am the show's almost over now should we keep talking about is there will be what well WGN traffic guess what we're talking about rolling closure DM Morey yeah or rolling closures for the Chicago marathon runners go the well the runners were all just mother all headed north they started an hour and forty five minutes ago were staggered there were thousands of them outside and are now all your old on the north side they're headed up toward Sheridan road and then they come back down Broadway lark Sedgwick wells all the way over to the west side of Damon Adams right the rolling closures continue through Greek town and town so how do you think it's easy running through a big plate flaming not down to thirty fifth street back up Indiana Avenue finally to Michigan Avenue in the race will finish the day at the Roosevelt and Michigan of the CTA having extra public transit service available operating longer trains an increase service on all of the public transportation lines on the expressways the Eisenhower is slow from route three ninety two the old post office over thirty minutes now on in twenty minutes for Mannheim on into downtown they have ramps closed on the X. brawl yeah the other sure earlier this morning I don't know if they still are now by admin and they might be to block off streets where the marathon route is taking place I don't see any specific ramp closures right now but certainly could be happening yes there were this morning because I have my secret route that a take a do you have faults the secret route hi what he did to you privately but if you said on the I was recording our conversation I might have to kill you the full twenty secret the only way I can get here in time on marathon alright I won't I won't I won't I won't divulge let me just say I've seen most of the neighborhoods this morning that's all tell you my secret route you were all run all the way out in Iowa I was and then back right but so be aware at this is not something that just affects downtown today is my point the expressway ramps are affected everything cow pastures everything on the Kennedy in all right I am the running through a cow pasture but they do the most bizarre route I've ever seen in my life may I continue on the Kennedy in bond twenty one minutes from o'hare to downtown eleven minutes from Montrose sign in and on the Indiana toll road of we have construction knows so would construction eastbound on the toll road a little bit slow between hundred and forty First Street and Klein Avenue which is also the Gerry airport exit finally an accident cleared on the Dan Ryan this was out bound at thirty first St for personalized traffic on demand get the traffic Chicago web it's approved by the mortgage experts of team Hochberg just search T. R. A. F. F. I. X. Chicago the forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center partly cloudy.
"chicago marathon" Discussed on NWAP
"They'll let you die and take all your organs. And that's the thing. It's not like they get paid a commission for like you. I mean. Your life. As far as like organ donor like you'd have to harvest organised. She like, they'll just. You can't just pull organ out of somebody's body and be like, which sold us the highest bidder. You know what I'm saying? Data whatever. So like that was like the lowest moment like probably like the first or second lowest moment of twenty eighteen was like somebody that I that that was that close in such a big part in my life was like about to die in like outside about estrogen therapy. You know what I'm saying? Like, I it was it was a fucked up. Let's dang is at the I'm guilty of this too. At try to remind myself periodically will you're healthy. You take good health for granted. And like things like being able to bleed correctly. Toothache? Yeah, we'll take you out. And or like just being able to walk around clients. There's like we take those things for granted. And it not until you're not able to do those things that you like. Damn like, I've really really took that for granted. So I think you know, I know about this later, but one of my things is, you know, being grateful going forward in Greece for the things that I have that other people will like. For. Yeah. Good goal resolution. Hi, Linda for the morbid stuff 'cause I was pretty morbid. But you know, two thousand eighteen was at good parts and bad parts. So let's try lighten up Lobi. What's one thing that you started in twenty eighteen or one thing that you can think of that you started that you wanna take twenty nineteen or one thing that wherever that one thing is one thing that you dated within that you started within issue thought like whatever like the thing that you wanna take twenty eighteen to twenty ninety. Tunde? Okay. I know I talked about this a lot renting. Oh, my money. But so. Occasion. I run a lot. And even though I run a lot. I've learned I think sixteen half marathons, and I've always said I would never do a full marathon because it's boring, and I wound up myself through that torture. So this year, I said, I was only going to do one full marathon. And I'm gonna stop doing it. I never do another one again to the chain is superintendent sport. So I will marathon I think it's the first podcast. We've had or seconds. I ran it. And it was hard really hard. But I did it. And now my goal do at least one year. So next year. I I'm I signed up for the Chicago to eat. Nineteen. Yeah. I signed up cargo marathon in October. So I was able to get the lottery, but you know, blessings in disguise if you don't get a lotteries enter a lottery, you can sign up for a fundraiser, a listen organizations. So I didn't get it off looking through the organizations and one that I found was autismspeaks. So the reason why we're talking about this yet. So I paid that is because my girlfriend Kelly her older brother lives with autism. Any like he's like an amazing person like people who who live autism. They would think oh, they're developmentally delayed, and they think is names about them. But he. Like, what are you laughing some areas? He's he's gifted in so many other areas. So like, he's an amazing singer artist. He's really funny. So in his honor, I'm going to try to going to raise the money for autism speaks so listening. I'm wanting the Chicago marathon in October, and I need to raise seventeen hundred dollars. So this link in my bio on Instagram, and I posted like Oliver, Facebook and Twitter and stuff. So that's one thing. I'm gonna continue doing I started last year. And we continue doing you know, until I can no longer run women down here. LX? One thing that I started was collaborating a lot more. So I brought in more resources that helped me to take on bigger projects. A lot of creative studio projects creating videos right now, I just proposed a documentary and want to go down to Jamaica and film with a reggae artists..