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Sunday, October 18, 2009

I DID IT !!!!

I did it I did it I did it I did it!!!!

I did it, y'all!!!

I qualifed for the Boston marathon! My time was 3:41 (previous personal best was 3:50) and I needed a 3:45!!!

WAHOO!!!

A day and a half after flying home from a business trip to Germany, on a morning which was rainy, windy, and cold, I qualified!

If you need to get a hold of me I shall be on cloud 9 for awhile.

Big thanks to the husband who, notwithstanding his personal loathing of running in general and aversion to being outside on cold, rainy days, he met me at mile 23 and ran with me to the finish. (awwwww). Thanks to my brother and sister in law, too, who diverted their normal travel plans to come stand in the rain and cheer me on through miles 3 and 13. Thanks to the 13-year-old who could have stayed home with his grandparents but came to watch his mom. sniff sniff.

funny blog today, huh? more tomorrow on the funny parts of the marathon....

25 comments:

  1. You ran 26 miles in three hours 41 minutes? Cloud 9? You should be in Olympus cavorting around. Amazing. Congratulations~!

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  2. Congratulations Julie!!!!

    I know how hard you've worked for this. Don't leave Cloud 9 til they kick you out!

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  3. Congratulations! Awesome time! Or, to prepare for cheering you on in Boston, that is a "wicked pissa" of a time!

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  4. Awesome! Congratulations, I knew you would do it. You are too competitive not to.

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  5. Congratulations! I was thinking about you today. I think you should spend a week or two on cloud 9.

    Were you at the Frankfurt Book Fair??

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  6. Fantastic! Go you! Seriously, April weather here won't be much better! Good prep.

    Congratulations!

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  7. That is awesome!!! Way to go, Funny Runner! Seriously, I don't even like driving that far. And it would probably take me longer. Enjoy Cloud 9!

    And, really, "sniff sniff" about your son. That's so sweet!

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  8. I am SO PROUD OF YOU!

    Can't wait to hear the funny stories.

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  9. Did you run the Bay State today?? Miserable weather. A friend of mine ran it also. Good for you - Congrats!!!

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  10. Yeah! I know how hard you have worked! Great news!!! Sometimes terrible weather brings out the best races. Can't wait to hear all the details!

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  11. Congratulations!! That is awesome! :)

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  12. Congratulations! My brother-in-law was excited when he was able to run in the marathon too. His was many years ago though.

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  13. Congrats on all your hard work paying off. Good luck in Boston.

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  14. YYAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Congrats Julie! I knew you could do it!

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  15. Wow! Respect! Great job period, but especially in those conditions!

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  16. I had to come over & comment...was the feeling of knowing you BQed not THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD???? (my own BQ race report here).

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Now go register! :)

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  17. Great job!!! And a victory sweeter given the unfavorable weather conditions.

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  18. I can feel your excitement and I am thrilled for you!

    Good luck and happy training for the big Boston M!

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  19. omgoodness...I've been thinking about you...how did I miss this? ??? CONGRATULATIONS--I love the picture! It perfectly exemplifies your excitement. (That word is for you!)

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  20. Holy cow! That's awesome! I can't even imagine running to the mailbox and back! When's the big race?

    (Is that lame? Do marathon runners not say things like "the big race"?)

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  21. A-Mazing. Good job! (Does this mean you won't be doing the L.A. marathon and we can't get together for that drink....?

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  22. I admire your work and dedication. As with hubby, I don't care for the cold weather either. But, I do it anyway. Just don't like it.

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