Monday, April 20, 2009

High 5s for marathoners!

Did you watch the Boston marathon today? Oh, man! It was exciting.

I only caught from mile 24 on of the women's race (yes, I was planning on being glued to my computer but the toddler beckoned). Those 2.2 miles were fantastic. I cheered so hard for Kara -- and Conal cheered, too! -- but, alas, she didn't win. She looked so strong, though, and third is terrific! Yay!

And, super yay for all the bloggers who ran the marathon and the BAA 5k! (I'm sure there were others, but these were the ones I knew of and tracked.)

I want to give a special high 5 (OK, virtual high 5) to N.D., who ran Boston only two-and-a-half months after her son was born -- and did an AWESOME job! Wow. And I thought I was cool for running a 5k four months after my son was born! Sheesh!

Ah, the marathon. That was cool. The whole thing.

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I went for two really enjoyable runs this weekend, followed by ice on the hamstring. It's fine (for the most part), I'm just taking precautions. Today's a day off, although I did go for a long walk this morning, picking up trash in the park. It wasn't as bad as I expected. I thought that Conal and I would be weighed down with trash, but we weren't. So, yeah, the trash thing is going well.

~ Felice

25 comments:

Erik said...

I so wish Kara could have pulled it out. She is so amazing!!

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RunnerMom said...

I followed the marathon finish as well. I was sad for Kara, but 3rd is quite good. It must be difficult to have all that hype surrounding you and to miss your goal.

I think I'd like to go to Boston to just cheer people on (since I'm never going to qualify) sometime!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Yep I was cheering for Kara and Ryan Hall as well. Bummer.... Both took 3rd... and $40,000... yummy.

Roisin said...

Me too, I was cheering so hard, yet silently, in my cubicle for Kara. She is amazing. She'll get the win eventually! Still, 3rd at Boston sounds like a WIN to me!

Heather said...

I followed the play by play on RW and was definitely cheering for Kara. She did awesome.

J said...

I watched the last hour of the marathon and it was great! I wanted kara to win so bad and she looked really good, she almost had the win!

Denise said...

I watched most of the race from my computer at work. I wanted her to win so badly!! She ran a great race.

How about the girl who collapsed? I haven't heard what happened or how she is doing.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

i had to keep track from work. wish i could have watched it all day!

Alisa said...

I was following commentary on twitter =).

I used to live at mile 23!

ECrunnergirl said...

The end was a nail biter wasnt it?? Did you see Kara after the marathon with her husband? She was in tears....what a phenomenal race...those women really left it all on the course.....it was very inspiring. Sure wish Kara could have won but she sure did an amazing job!!!!!

Melanie said...

so happy it was on tv... i so badly wanted Kara to win. Tracking the bloggers was fun too :)

X-Country2 said...

I let out a NOOOO when I discovered my work blocked the marathon site. The parts that I read were pretty exciting.

Rookie on the Run said...

I didn't get to watch it but I wanted to, just to see Kara run! Too bad she didn't place in 1st. Like you said, though, she will someday.

The Happy Runner said...

This is all I've seen about Dire Tune: http://bostonmarathon.runnersworld.com/2009/04/more-marathon-monday-minutiae.html

Marci said...

I didn't get to watch it, but I am enjoying all of the commentary about the race.

Shannon said...

Missed the race I heard it was awesome!

Jocelyn said...

The race was only shown online in New England, which really sucked for me. I was trying to watch it at work. I listen to it on the radio and saw clips afterwards. What a great race!

Abby said...

I was so disappointed! I had to teach until 11:30, and when I finally got to the computer to watch the finish, the live feed wouldn't work on campus!

So, I settled for the instant blog updates and the gchats from friends during those final miles. Was still a pretty exciting finish, even without the visual.

The Laminator said...

Thanks for tracking us. It was fun to be running but not so fun that I didn't get to see the elite race. Thanks again.

lindsay said...

i couldn't watch the race but i was following the updates and it was still very exciting. i was practically yelling for kara and ryan in my office, i'm sure my co-workers were like 'wtf is that girl doing?' cause i know they didn't know the importance of yesterday. anyway, awesome races for sure. glad the hammy is doing ok, keep taking it easy til it's fully recovered!

Casey said...

I was seriously rooting for Kara, but OMG 3rd place rocks! She'll do awesome next year, too.

Irish Cream said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I tevo'd the race and watched it when I got home from work--oh my gosh, I was rooting SO HARD for Kara, and was just devastated when she didn't quite pull it off. But I agree that 3rd is truly amazing . . . especially for just her second marathon! That is just CRAZY amazing!

I Run for Fun said...

Yay for Kara and Ryan. I watched the finishes too...they were great. Great job with the trash picking!

aron said...

it was sooo exciting :) i wish there was a marathon every monday morning!

Marlene said...

It was so invigorating watching the marathon. Too bad about Kara (and Ryan) but they both did awesome. Thanks for the shout-out! :)

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