So I was booked to travel to New Jersey to paint a mural of Yankee stadium for my friends at Laura O’Connor design. The departure date had been in flux and finally landed on the same exact day as the Chicago Marathon. Normally I would be only vaguely aware that the Chicago marathon was even happening, but this year the date was blocked out on my calendar. I had been training all summer and raising funds for World Vision to run in my very first marathon and I could not miss it! Luckily I was able to complete the painting in my studio and send the wallpaper mural to be installed in the model home and we all lived happily ever after!