Monthly Archives: March 2011

You Can’t Run With Me…

…but you can follow my progress on Marathon Monday via cell phone 🙂  Simply text the word RUNNER to 345678 using your US mobile phone. (No, it doesn’t have to be ALL CAPS. I tried both lowercase and uppercase and … Continue reading

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Teen Angst

As of today there are fewer than 20 fireballs left in my Fireball Clock. In my countdown to the Boston Marathon–my very first marathon ever–I’ve hit both the teens and the taper. The net-net: I am low on sugar and … Continue reading

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Oh and one more thing

Best shirt seen on The Course today: “16 weeks ago this seemed like a good idea!” Hah! It did indeed! 🙂 OK, really that’s it. I am definitely napping now. /cj

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The longer the run, the shorter the blog post

21.21 miles is a damn long way to run. That’s really all I’ve got to say. Here’s the damage report, courtesy of Garmin. Nap time! /cj

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Map-ematically Challenged

Tomorrow I’ll hit the Marathon Course with 300 fellow charity runners. We’ll ditch our cars at Boston College and take team buses to the start line in Hopkinton, so we can run the first 21 miles of the race. I … Continue reading

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We interrupt the steady stream of CJ running news…

…for an update on the related fundraising effort 🙂 Thanks to awesome matching gift programs, the fundraising side of the house is chugging right along–only another $909.45 to go til we hit 5K 🙂  You can see my donors and make … Continue reading

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26.2 Days Til The 26.2 Race

Last night the BAA emailed all runners registered for the 115th Boston Marathon. Arriving in my inbox with a time-stamp of 7:49 p.m., the email declared that we were, at that moment, exactly 26.2 days away from The Big Day. While I’ve been … Continue reading

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Spearing Self-Doubt in a Whale of a Race

I am ignoring advice of Daughter # 1. Yesterday she paused her typical late-for-the-bus frenzy long enough to declare: “When you blog about New Bedford, puh-leeez remember: WE DON’T CARE ABOUT RUNNING, MOM.” Hands on her denim-clad teenaged hips, she … Continue reading

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All Garmin-ed Up…

…and ready to run!  I wore my “Pair C” race day Saucony Guide 3s for the first time this week, yes I did. Here they are, footpod affixed, just before we went on our first jaunt together. Aren’t they gorgeous?  I know, … Continue reading

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Evil Eighteen

Plenty of people fear the number 13; 666 has a pretty bad global rep too. In Asia, 4 is the number non grata. But for me, the cursed number is clearly 18. “18” has shown up twice in my marathon … Continue reading

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