By Brad Spencer
If the man in this photo looks like he's in excruciating pain (and/or severely constipated), I'm here to tell you it's not the case.
This man is having a blast participating in last year's Frank Lloyd Wright Races. Yes, his lungs may be burning. Yes, his dainty ankles may be screaming at his rickety knees to cut them some slack. Yes, his eyes are staring daggers at the evil concrete before him instead of stealing glances at some of Wright's most revered work in Oak Park. But make no mistake this man is enjoying himself, and apparently he will again, according to his wife, who signed them both up for this year's races to kick-off on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Gee, thanks, Sweetie!
The races, featuring a 5K Run/Walk, a 10K Run, and a Youth Mile for ages 7-14, kick-off just east of OPRF High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave. Participants receive a long-sleeved T-shirt, a goody bag (not a barf bag), entry into the post-race pancake breakfast, and refreshments in the finish line area. They can also compare their times with some of the slow-pokes at Wednesday Journal's website, oakpark.com, and feel good about themselves. To register for the races go to oakparkparks.com.
The guy in this photo suggests you do a little training before the race, but that's up to you.