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April 15, 2011

T Minus Soon

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — marathonmaiden @ 11:03

Have you told me a (dirty) joke to enter my playlist/music giveaway? I love reading the ones that people have told me already. Remember: no joke = no entry. I want to laugh!

I’m finishing up my work week right now and walked into my office and saw this…well it was in an envelope but this is what I opened up to see

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.And note that one of my co-workers, whom I LOVE, told me to remember to tie my shoes. Now that’s love. I wasn’t originally going to give my number to my work but I think I will once I leave. Then they can track me on the big screen during clinic on Monday.

No needless to say I’m slowly starting to get excited. I won’t be fully excited until I get to the starting line but I’m starting to have the competitor in me come out, which is odd given how un-motivated I’ve been all training cycle. The more and more people ask me about it and wish me good luck the more and more I want to beast it and goals are starting to formulate in my brain.

But I’m still not really butterfly-y. I know that I’ll get more excited as I get to meet blogger / RW peeps this weekend. And last night, I did meet a med school kid who is running the Providence marathon and it was AWESOME to have someone in my real life to talk to! And possibly run with him and train for races this summer with. So I’m starting for formulate big goals for Monday. Eeeeep.

Now I just need to get through the next few days.

Wednesday, like I mentioned in my last post, was rainy and gross and the run sucked.  Not demoralizing but just suckage. And it left me with a nice black toe on my middle toe of my left foot. I mean, I’ve done *howmany* 20+ runs and a little taper run causes this?! WTF?

Luckily I cut the nail down as far as I could, per recommendation of a doctor here, and my run yesterday drained it.  No pain anymore, nor was the run on Thursday painful due to it.  I guess the pressure was relieved when the blood was removed. So, while I was worried about it earlier this week, now I’m not.  YAY.

Not much else to blog about. Lame post. But it’s taper time. I never really get taper madness in the way others do.  I still feel calm and no more obsessive about things than normal. The weather predicted for Monday is supposed to be nice. Same for today so I’ll likely get out for a run after work. And then I’ll spend the weekend hanging out and hopefully meeting a bunch of you (safe traveling to everyone!). I’m spending all day in Boston tomorrow which will be a blast.

Good weekend planned? Yes. Good Monday planned? Probably. At the very least I don’ t have to be back work until Wednesday.


  1. GO KARYN!!!!!! your inner competitor is such a core part of who you are and a big part of your sweeping successes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! boston is yours and i wish you the BEST and will be thinking of you on Monday xoxoxoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (p.s. do you want the Garmin? is there an easy way for you to grab it? I’ll be in NH until Sunday evening– any chance you’ll be in Concord? I could see you briefly and do a hand off and A HUGE-A$$$$$ HUGGGGGGGG as I’m coming down Rte 2… or you can grab it in Watertown Sun evening…). let me know!!!!

    and you KNOW you’re my #1 runner- always in my heart 🙂 go for it and stomp the course 🙂 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and if you see any of our mutual bloggy friends (will you see Aron???? tell her I wish her WICKED GOOD LUCK!!!!). xoxoxoxoxoooooooooooo ❤ ❤ ❤

    Comment by Lacey — April 15, 2011 @ 11:42

  2. So excited you’re going to boston! can’t wait to hear about it!!

    Comment by jamie — April 15, 2011 @ 11:54

  3. Awww, so cute with the card! So exciting how quickly the race is approaching… I’m sure you’ll do fabulous! 🙂

    Comment by Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope — April 15, 2011 @ 12:07

  4. I’m so excited for you!! You’re gonna rock Boston.

    That was so nice of your coworkers : ) Have an awesome time in Boston!!

    Comment by BostonRunner — April 15, 2011 @ 12:45

    • Are you going to share your bib # so we can follow you?

      Comment by BostonRunner — April 16, 2011 @ 08:45

  5. Go girl goooooo Don’t forget to tie your shoes, ok?? 🙂
    Be looking for ya online Monday!

    Comment by Jill — April 15, 2011 @ 12:54

  6. Do it to it! Can’t wait to hear how you did! Enjoy Boston!!!! 🙂

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — April 15, 2011 @ 13:04

  7. Bonne chance! Tu vas etre magnifique! 🙂

    Comment by Lindsay — April 15, 2011 @ 13:24

  8. aww, your co workers are so great! Get excited lady, only a few more days now! I’m excited for you! Gooood luck!!!

    Comment by mealsformiles — April 15, 2011 @ 14:47

  9. Hope you have a great, great race and enjoy your time in Boston!! I’ll be eagerly watching for an update. 🙂

    Comment by Lisa — April 15, 2011 @ 16:31

  10. You may not be excited yet but I am in full excitement mode for you! Have a blast! I will be cowbelling for you all the way from Chi-town!

    Comment by Marcia — April 15, 2011 @ 17:07

  11. Good luck on Monday! I hope you run like the wind (and free of pain)!

    Comment by Katie — April 15, 2011 @ 19:30

  12. Those silly black toenails seem to pop up with no rhyme or reason. Good luck, run fast and have a great time!

    Comment by Flo — April 16, 2011 @ 11:11

  13. Good luck!

    Comment by Jess — April 16, 2011 @ 14:19

  14. I’m excited to stalk you on Monday during the race. Good luck!

    Comment by Chelsea — April 16, 2011 @ 18:44

  15. Have a fantastic MONDAY–maybe pound out a little 26.2 miles on a prestigious stage? 🙂

    GOOD LUCK!!!!

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — April 16, 2011 @ 20:29

  16. I was just poking around looking at Boston qualifying time and realized that I will not make it for a long long long long time. Im so jealous of you! Good luck!

    Comment by pawsitivelife — April 16, 2011 @ 20:34

  17. Gooooooood luck! Have a safe and fun trip and enjoy the race!

    Comment by Sarah — April 17, 2011 @ 11:35

  18. Ouch! Your toe sounds painful!! I hope your race goes well regardless of the pain in your foot my friend! You deserve a fabulous time.

    Comment by Ameena — April 17, 2011 @ 12:05

  19. Good luck tomorrow! Love the card from the co workers! Nice to know they’re aware of your “hobby”!

    Comment by jen — April 17, 2011 @ 18:36

  20. Good luck!!

    Comment by sarah — April 17, 2011 @ 21:26

  21. BEST OF LUCK!!

    Comment by Jess — April 17, 2011 @ 22:24

  22. GOOD LUCK!! Enjoy every minute of that race!

    Comment by K — April 17, 2011 @ 23:01

  23. HAPPY SAINT PATRIOT’S DAY! You are going to ROCK IT!

    Comment by Special K — April 18, 2011 @ 06:13

  24. Ooh is this med guy cute? 😉 Also, nasty about the toe. But glad it didn’t bother you today.

    Comment by Lindsay — April 18, 2011 @ 17:11

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