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April 19, 2010

It’s Race Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — marathonmaiden @ 10:30

By the time you read this I will be running racing the Boston Marathon.  And maybe having finished the race depending on when you guys typically read my blog. But, as I sit on my couch at 1600 the night (day?) before, I scheduled to put this post up at 1030.  When I, theoretically, begin to race (who knows when I actually cross the start line though haha)

Yes I said RACING.  I decided that I’m going to shoot for that big PR.  Sitting here, ice on the shins and ibuprofen coursing through my system, I’m trying to push through my fears and go for it.

I definitely think that the physical fears for me are valid.  Especially after feeling so much pain after Eastern States, I honestly thought I had a stress fracture in my leg after crossing the finish line.  Totally not the case (my mind tends to jump to the worst — always) but something to keep in mind that, as Lacey told me “shin splints are pre-stress fractures”.  So the physical worries are totally there.

Even 100% healthy cutting 7 minutes and 59 seconds from my debut would be tough but I need to just RUN. And preferably in the manner that I’ve been dreaming of.

But I’ve decided (and having lots of time to do so today sitting on my booty) that, while I need to acknowledge that my body might have limitations Monday and be in legit pain, I can’t hide behind them. Which I think I’ve been doing a bit and mentality and self-doubt is my biggest issue (then again it’s the same for Kara Goucher and she pretty much rocks). And some of you *cough*Rebecca*cough* have pretty much called me on it. Nicely though 😉

Therefore I am taking your advice and throwing caution to the wind.  It could end up an huge victory or a wicked big disaster.  Either way I’m going to “nut up or shut up”.

Sooooo keep me in your thoughts and send good (pain free) vibes my way  🙂



  1. 😀 how exciting! I hope when you read this comment you’re happy with how everything went! I’m sending all my pain free speedy vibes your way!!

    Comment by Laura — April 19, 2010 @ 10:35

  2. GOOD LUCK!!! Have a great race! Can’t wait to read the race report!

    Comment by Kim — April 19, 2010 @ 10:39

  3. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!! 🙂

    Comment by Heather @ Side of Sneakers — April 19, 2010 @ 10:40

  4. good luck! you can do it bobby bouche!

    Comment by Sarah — April 19, 2010 @ 10:52

  5. Good Luck! Hope you have a good one! x

    Comment by Angel31@keepingslimandgettingstylish — April 19, 2010 @ 12:22

  6. A couple minutes PR at Boston is worth a big PR on an easier course 🙂 You did great, girl! Hope you’re not hurting too much right now.

    Comment by kristinschleicher — April 19, 2010 @ 14:37

  7. Wooooohooooo!!!! Good vibes all the way!

    Comment by charlotte — April 19, 2010 @ 14:54

  8. You put in so much effort everyday! You are an accomplished runner and you have the power!! I hope you did very very well!!

    Comment by Liz — April 19, 2010 @ 16:32

  9. Woot! I heard you came in after 3:35. That’s awesome! Congratulations

    Comment by Evan Thomas — April 19, 2010 @ 17:01

  10. I know the race is long over now as I am reading this tonight at 9pm but I hope you are recovering well from the race no matter how you did! I hope you are doing ok and had a good time at Boston!! If I had read this post earliest this morning I would have said “when your legs get tired run with your heart”.

    You are a great runner.

    Comment by J — April 19, 2010 @ 21:14

  11. You did awesome. Put fear aside and ran a great race. Be proud!!!

    Comment by A Marathoner — April 19, 2010 @ 22:39

  12. In a world where many women do not know where to find clean drinking water, or to recognize the curve of their alphabet, or are forced into drug addiction and slavery, or silently face medical debillitating circumstances, or feel victimized despite numerous resources, GIRL, YOU BLESS US! You ran a race with integrity. and yes, you rock. It is not WHAT you did, and WHEN you did it. But HOW.
    Lucky to share it with you.

    Comment by Special K — April 20, 2010 @ 04:34

  13. What !!!?? 3:35??? Oh my God – post needed girl – you ROCK !!!

    Comment by eatmovelove — April 20, 2010 @ 08:43

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