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April 26, 2011

Boston Pictchaaaaaaaaaaaaas

Filed under: Uncategorized — marathonmaiden @ 16:17

Keep the signage ideas coming! I have a couple favorites…maybe I’ll make more than one poster? Since I know more than one person running I can customize 😉 I am getting so excited to spectate this weekend!

After working a 13 hour workday yesterday (okay so it was really 12.75 hours but actually wasn’t so bad since I got to go to a Department of Health training) I just crawled into bed. Without my phone because I left it at work. I feel so naked! Luckily my regular alarm clock works just fine and I was able to get up and go to my 2nd eval appointment for my knee.

So here’s the New PT Update:

I got up wicked bright and early to go to this 2nd (!!) eval for my leg pain and I was really happy. The new guy (who looks like an older Will Farrell) actually ran me through some exercises and examined my leg and my running shoes. And shocked me when, lo and behold, my IT band was not the least bit tight. But my lower back sure is. I do have two budging discs in my lower back from a high school volleyball injury that apparently is causing my leg to pull up and tighten. Displaced pain I think is what he called it. The long and short of it is that I am cleared to run as long as I stay below the pain threshold. AND I only have to go every 7-10 days for two more visits just to make sure the exercises are strengthening my back. YIPPEE.

So you can bet your booty that I went out for a really short, and moderately slow-but-felt-easy run afterward.  It was pretty joyous in fact.

I’m still taking the mindset of “I’m recovering” so I don’t overdo it (and as such: being a good girl and actually trying to recover well therefore leads to being so not exciting in my running), I don’t have much more to write — although, like I opened the post with: keep those suggestions coming for the sign I want to make.

Maybe some Boston pictures finally? I know it’s been a week plus a day since the race and y’all are probs sick of hearing/seeing it but I put these up on FB over the weekend and then realized that not all of you are my FB friends. I got my friend Nick to steal them for me (and check out his blog. He ran Boston too and ran really well!)

Chillin’ at the Village with some friends

Don’t let that smile deceive you: I wasn’t sure if I was going to start!

I’m sure this is at the 15k mark. Probs my favorite pic.

Rounding the corner of Hereford. Almost. There.

And then a left onto Boylston (although I think this picture is just past that left). And I’m smiling because my sis is blasting that damn vevuzela!

I think this might actually be that left. But it’s a dark picture. I’m sure anyone who’s run Boston will tell you that when you round that corner, the finish line is sooooooooooooo effing far away. It’s almost cruel.




  1. Love all your photos! Your smile is awesome!! Love the crown!

    Comment by Shelly — April 26, 2011 @ 16:36

  2. Nice photos!! It’s always fun to see race pictures. Glad things are going well in PT; keep up the good work. 🙂

    Comment by Lisa — April 26, 2011 @ 16:38

  3. Your pics are awesome! I look a hot mess in every single one taken as i’m running.

    And I can’t imagine leaving my phone like that. I went without my phone at work all day and was miserable. It’s not like anyone called, but still- they could have! :p

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — April 26, 2011 @ 16:39

  4. Well I am glad the second PT place was a lot better. Some people just have no idea what they are doing! Love the race pictures!

    Comment by J — April 26, 2011 @ 16:46

  5. Lookin’ good!

    Comment by Laura @ Box run eat — April 26, 2011 @ 16:51

  6. Me? Sick of hearing about Boston? Banish the thought! You look awesome, especially that loosey goosey IT.

    Comment by Marcia — April 26, 2011 @ 19:01

  7. 3 words: LOVE THE PICS!

    Comment by Jenny — April 26, 2011 @ 20:01

  8. Great pictures!!! So jealous! I’ll be at Boston one day!

    Comment by Jaime — April 26, 2011 @ 20:19

  9. I lvoe the finish line pic, priceless! Boston pictures will be lifelong memories.

    Comment by lindsay — April 26, 2011 @ 20:25

  10. Pictures befitting of a Marathon Princess! 🙂

    Comment by sophia — April 26, 2011 @ 22:39

  11. You are one lucky girl! I was thinking tear in a tendon, surgery, months of downtime, but hooray for some good news! And great pics!

    Comment by Jess — April 26, 2011 @ 22:43

  12. you’re the smiliest runner ever! cute!

    Comment by RoseRunner — April 27, 2011 @ 00:22

  13. great pictures! I love them and it’s great you have a ton of them! Hooray for some progress with your PT and the OK to run – great news! Hope you keep healing 🙂

    Comment by mealsformiles — April 27, 2011 @ 08:49

  14. That last picture is the best I have EVER seen in a race pic!

    Comment by Jill — April 27, 2011 @ 12:12

  15. Awesome photos!! You’re one of those people that actually look good running. I kind of look like I was hit by a bat wor making a really weird face whenever someone snaps a shot of me.

    Comment by Mary @ Bites and Bliss — April 27, 2011 @ 15:21

  16. Awesome pics girl! Glad you came away from PT with some good news! Good luck 🙂

    Comment by megan @ muncher cruncher — April 27, 2011 @ 15:29

  17. loving your pics!!! you make it look effortless!!

    Comment by Caree @ Fit-Mama — April 27, 2011 @ 16:30

  18. yay love the pics 🙂 i love how your friends blog is mathlete. in leetspeak no less. hahaha. dorks. oh and your shorts tan is looking hawt in the5th picture.

    Comment by lindsay — April 27, 2011 @ 20:00

  19. Your sister brought a vevuzela to the race?!? That’s awesome!

    Comment by Chelsea — April 27, 2011 @ 21:00

  20. Good news about being cleared to run! Now strengthen that back, missy. You pictures are adorable. Not that I expected anything else…

    Comment by Rebecca — April 28, 2011 @ 03:52

  21. I hope you are healing…Yay for being cleared! butttttt, you ARE recovering remember?!! 😉

    I love all your pics! YOu looked great in your tiara (even if you didn’t feel it) and can I have your long legs?!! Wow!! Awesome!

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — April 29, 2011 @ 00:23

  22. […] that petty and rubbing it in) and B) you guys are too amazing in telling me how much you love my Boston race pictures […]

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  24. I love the pictures! You look great, even if you weren’t feeling great! 🙂

    Comment by Kim — May 4, 2011 @ 17:22

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