Monday, February 22, 2010

BOSTON BOSTON BOSTONNNNNNNN!!!!

I ran the HMRRC winter marathon yesterday and guess what? (like you have to guess after reading the title)... I MADE BQ TIME!!!! 3:35:41!

I couldn't be more excited, especially after some of the races I've had lately. First I ran a double in Jan and hurt my ankle. Then I had the Myrtle Beach Marathon cancelled last week, taking away NY (this week) as my official halfway there marathon. Well yesterday made up for all of that! I ran my first BQ time. This takes a LOAD of stress off me since A) This is a huge goal in general and B) I have always planned on running Boston as my 50th state in 2011. That meant I HAD to make it asap-- talk about putting unnecessary pressure on yourself.

I ran with tons of support from my pit crew chief, MB, and Jenn who was running on my relay team-- oh yeah, the first 9 miles of the marathon also counted as the first leg of a relay. Our relay team came in 3rd in our division with a 3:53:30. Good job MB & Jenn! Friends and family were at the finish and I ran in crying my eyes out along with MB (happy crying of course).

More to come on my post-race throughts and the post race "Almost Halfway There Party!" Sneak preview: I made a second accomplishment for the day-- consumed the most martinis I have ever had in my entire life!

32 comments:

  1. congratulations! way to go.
    -beth

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  2. YAY!!!! Congrats on your BQ girl!! You deserve it! Can't wait to read the report!

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  3. Congratulations! That's awesome. I can't wait to read all about it.

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  4. Congratulations on your BQ!! Awesome!!

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  5. WOW!! That is amazing. I am super impressed considering the brutal winds - you rock! Sorry we didnt get chance to meet but I did spot you out there in your shorts!

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  6. sooooooooo exciting!!!! CONGRATS girl!

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  7. YAAAAAY! I'm so jealous and I hope I will get there sooner than later! I can't wait to read the report!

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  8. Congratulations!!! I saw you cross the finishline and it was great. And...the wind gusts were up to 41 mph according to my teammates. It was nice meeting you, albeit briefly.

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  9. BOSTON BABY!!!!!!!! Congratulations Steph!!! What a massive accomplishment and soooo exciting that you will get to finish off your 50 states at the big one next year. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

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  10. Congrats!!! Boston will be such an epic way of finishing out your historic 50-state journey. Awesome.

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  11. Amazing job!! Congrats on a great qualifing time. What a great way to end out your 50 marathons.

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  12. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH <- This is me actually screaming!!! SO EXCITED for you!!!!! Congrats girl!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it! I want 100% details ASAP!

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  13. Congrats indeed. What an amazing time you had!!!!

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  14. Congratulations on the BQ and on the martinis! Now that's my kind of running style :)

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  15. Congrats girlfriend! I am so proud of you, but not surprised at all as I'm a firm believer in your awesomeness!! Boston 2011. I need to start planning that partay pronto!

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  16. PS thanks for your comments re: the tibialis. So glad to hear the pain went away. My doc worked mine over pretty good today.

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  17. Congrats! What an awesome accomplishment! You rock!

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  18. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

    CONGRATS! BQ, home state, martinis! AAAH! SO AMAZING! Can't wait to read the full report ASAP! See you in Boston 2011!

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  19. Congrats!!!! How exciting to make Boston #50!

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  20. AWESOME!!! Congrats! You totally deserve it :)

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  21. Congrats and great news..
    Rinus.
    www.rinusrunning.nl

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  22. Great job,
    its a huge accomplishment.
    congrats

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  23. Congratulation on consuming the most martinis!!! Oh, and congrats on BQ also. :)
    Really, this is fantastic! I am envious of both.

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  24. yay. congrats to you. Boston as your 50th... awesome.

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  25. Congratulations!!! So great you qualified!

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  26. Congratulations to you! That's awesome. Especially impressive when you are running so many. Too bad you can't do it this year.

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  27. WOW! What an accomplishment! Way to go! I can't imagine how awesome you must feel. Good for you!

    (I got to your blog from Tall Mom's blog. I'm running RnR Seattle, too!)

    Let me know when you come to Kansas! :)

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