As mentioned in my previous post, I felt pretty awful before and after the Marathon, but thankfully not during. I went to bed after an amazing Marathon Monday convinced I had pneumonia and had done irreparable damage to my body. I woke up around 7am, and got dressed and planned to go to urgent care.… Continue reading Running with Bronchitis
Marathon Monday was one for the books. It will go down in history as the single best day of my life so far. I woke up still feeling terrible, but I used my Neti-Pot, took the only sudafed I would take all day, ate my go-to English muffin with peanut butter and drank a cup of… Continue reading I’m a Boston Marathon Finisher!
This race almost didn't happen for me. If I'm being totally honest, I probably shouldn't have run. On Tuesday (when it was 80 degrees), I started feeling terrible on my way to work. I thought it was allergies, but it quickly moved from being what felt like allergies/head cold to a chest cold. Every deep breath… Continue reading 2017 B.A.A. 5K Recap
Thank you all for your support – both toward my fundraising goal and with all the encouragement over these past few months! Here is how you can track me on Marathon Monday. Friendly reminder that Wave 4 (mostly charity runners) begins at 11:15am. I don’t have a goal time and will be stopping a lot… Continue reading Tracking Details for Marathon Monday
I woke up yesterday morning at 5am. I had been mostly awake since 4am (I've woken up around 4am every day since about a month before Rags died because he always had to go pee then), but finally dragged myself out of bed around 5:15. I got dressed in essentially what I am planning to… Continue reading $8,000 Raised, $2,000 To Go!
I know that I am physically ready to tackle these 26.2 miles in 7 days. I have trained well, despite a few setbacks, and I'm both physiologically and mentally ready for April 17. I always thought the training would be hard, but easier than the fundraising aspect. And I was right. Fundraising was slow in the… Continue reading One Week to Go
After another weekend on the Cybex Arc Trainer instead of pounding pavement, I finally got the "all clear" to run from my physical therapist on Monday morning. On Saturday, I met my DFMC teammates at Mount Auburn Club. The owner is a former DFMC runner and he was more than happy to give two of… Continue reading Cleared to Run