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Amaechi Okobi 🚴  Husband. Father. Banker. Cyclist. Foodie. Marathoner. Follow me on Twitter @amaechimokobi

So here's the thing: A wise man (I don't recall which one) once said 'One must strive to do extraordinary things so he (or she in this case) can tell extraordinary stories. This is my kid sister, Adaobi Oniwinde (mother of four and moderately cool chick) on the Great Wall of China. She woke up one morning and decided that she would run a marathon (Bucket List item 1). Not just a garden variety marathon, but a marathon in China that would include a segment on the Great Wall (Bucket List items 2 and 3). To spice things up, she threw in a charity element to raise money and awareness via Doctors without Borders for women and girls in IDP camps in Borno State, Nigeria. She completed the
Marathon in 8hrs 6 minutes; raised $3,200 (N1.2 approx); and is now gearing up for her next adventure. I know I am bragging a little but I think this is extraordinary. Proud of you, Little Sis. #siblings #marathon #China #greatwallofchina #bucketlist #goodcause #borno #doctorswithoutborders

So here's the thing: People who exercise and eat healthy live longer than those who don't. Unless #britishairways cancels your flight because of an IT glitch resulting in massive lifespan-reducing stress.

Steed's all packed up and ready to go. Thanks to the guys at #Northwestern for the #customerservice insights and this amazing view of #lakemichigan. @northwesternu @kelloggschool #cyclist

Hero: An ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances, and acting with courage, honor, and self-sacrifice. Hats off to you guys; it was a real pleasure meeting and chatting with you. I won't forget - fire engine, not fire truck. #hero #courage #honor #sacrifice #fireman #chicago #chicagofiredepartment #cycling #cyclist

This is Bob, sorry I don't have his last name. I ran into him at a red light and like all cyclists do, we said hello. I complimented his Alaska kit and told him that I pray to be riding when I'm his age. This man then hit me with a smile and "What are you, 41? 42? You still have a long way to go, son; I turn 56 tomorrow." He called my old ass 'son.' Lol. #cyclist #cycling #chicago #alaska #nigeria

For starters, oysters with a view... #signatureroom #chicago #foodie

Seeing the sights and making new friends with a wee bit of sweat thrown in. @chicagopolicedepartment #chicago #cycling #cyclist #sweat #chicagopolice #windycity #wrigleyfield

Oysters. Frog legs. Crab cakes. Halibut, Greens, Great service. Ice cream and Baileys over an incredible apple pie. Great conversation about the old days, Winston Churchill's elevator, and permission to carry concealed weapons. Yes, you could bump into a random man or woman in a bar, and find that they're packing heat. Legally. So that freaked me out. @summer_red05 #foodie #chicago

Happiness is... Reconnecting with a dear old friend after a long time. Bonus points if it's over a great meal in Winston Churchill's old elevator. @summer_red05 #hugosfrogbar #thingsthatmakemesmile #foodie #memorylane #chicago

So here's the thing: To come over to this neck of the woods and not pay homage to the greatest that ever played would simply be uncivilized. @chicagobulls #cyclist #cycling #goat #unitedcenter #chicago #michaeljordan #basketball #tourist #legend

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