Category Archives: Boston Marathon 2011

WMCT-TV “day after” story :)

So with THIS piece the CJ-does-the-Boston-marathon publicity frenzy has gotta be over 🙂 It is airing tonight on local cable channel 10. What fun! OK, on to the half Ironman we go! 🙂 /cj

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More Marathon Monday Pix

These just in, thanks to Marathon FOTO and my Discover Card 🙂  Can you spot the insanely happy chick in the insanely loud orange-and-blue checkered singlet? 🙂 If I have the water bottle in my hand and the pack around … Continue reading

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Ate My Dessert First

It’s closing in on 72 hours since I turned right on Hereford, left on Boylston and completed the transition from athlete to invalid. In case there’s any doubt in your mind: marathons hurt like hell! I’m healing now, but I … Continue reading

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Metrowest Daily News: Marlborough roadsters finish marathon

Apparently for Gary and me, that whole 15 minutes of fame thang has gone into overtime. The reporter who discovered we were both (separately and unbeknownst to each other) trying to run every road in Marlborough and wrote this April … Continue reading

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Beaten by a Guy in a Cheeseburger Costume…

Yep, you heard that right: the vegetarian chick was beaten by a guy wearing a cheeseburger costume. But I am all sorts of OK with that. Yesterday was THE BEST DAY EVER (or at least thusfar). No wicked fast inhumanely … Continue reading

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What *ARE* You?

In the jack-of-all-trades sport of triathlon, inquiring minds want to know what you “are”.   Swimmer? Cyclist? Runner? Do you belt out “100 free” in 00:45? Peel off sub-four miles? Generate wattage to rival Mellow Johnny? “What, praytell, are you?” My answer … Continue reading

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Just My Luck

Whenever I go to use the word “countless”, I’m transported back in time to 1994 and I’m peering over Andy McPhee’s shoulder. I’m the cub writer; he’s Da Boss. Andy was Weekly Reader’s very own Jerry Seinfeld, but I have riled … Continue reading

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Just Like Being Eight and a Half Months Pregnant

Ladies, remember being eight and a half months pregnant? When the “yaaay! I’m gonna have a baby!” thoughts suddenly started to be punctuated with “damn! This is gonna happen pretty darn soon and it’s probably gonna hurt a whole lot! … Continue reading

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Me, on TV? :)

OK, so news director Kristen Doucet is really good at her craft, because she was handed some pretty lousy material by yours truly and she crafted a really nice piece out of it! The story will air tonight at 6 p.m. on the … Continue reading

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Entirely Unexpected Outcomes of My Marathon Run

When you decide to train for a marathon, there are a few things you can expect. Expect to reach new levels of fitness. Expect to sustain injury. Expect people (yourself included) to question your sanity. The fun comes in the things … Continue reading

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