Saturday, March 07, 2009

Announcement!

I waited more than 24 hours to receive this email:

"Your Entry is CONFIRMED."





"This year, the B.A.A. will host a 5K timed road race in place of the traditional Freedom Run. The B.A.A. 5K will take place the day prior to the running of the 113th Boston Marathon. The race will offer a fun and competitive course for athletes and - for those who have always dreamed of crossing the Boston Marathon finish line - a 'non-qualifying' chance to do so."


How cool is this? When my girlfriend sent me the link, I knew I couldn't pass it up. I'm going to be there anyway, and what a unique opportunity to be a part of this inaugural event and cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon!



B.A.A. 5K

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Yesterday I enjoyed the gorgeous weather and went for a run around our little local lake in short sleeves! Looks like another beautiful day today, but I'll be taking the day off and aiming for 12-13K tomorrow.



Friday:
7.29KM/4.5mi
41:38

38 comments:

Melanie said...

that's amazing Marlene! I saw that 5k the other day, and thought about you... How cool is that! Congrats on signing up for it. No more sleeps!! :)

RunWithMe said...

That Boston run sound fun!!

Road Warrior said...

How fun! That's THE finish line to cross!

J said...

Now that is my kind of race!! That is awesome you get to cross the boston finish line and its only 3 miles!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Very cool!! Sounds like fun. :-)

Run Saraah said...

Awesome run route! I can't believe you guys are in short sleeves. It was supposed to snow here but looks pretty sunny out so here's hoping I get my 10km in. And wow, that will be amazing to cross the Boston Marathon finish line...so much fun.

Stacey said...

Wow. That is exciting!

Marci said...

Exciting stuff!

Felix said...

Congrats, that's really cool. You can easily run this 5k with a faster than BQ pace! :-)

Denise said...

How cool!! Happy to have Hubs home?

littlesack said...

that is really cool!

joyRuN said...

Excellent!!!

littlesack said...

ps...I can't access your email address on your profile for some reason. Mine is a1sacch@gmail.com, could you send me some of your training programs?

BeachRunner said...

Fantastic!!!

RunToFinish said...

congrats, that is super fun!!!

RunningLaur said...

So cool!! Can't wait to read all about it!

Laurel said...

Awesome!

Heather said...

That sounds like a super fun 5K. Have a good long run!

Blyfinn said...

I would have to take advantage of that also. Sounds great.

JenZen said...

HOW VERY COOL!!!!!

Brian said...

Thats awesome! Im so tempted.......

yumke said...

I saw BAA and got very excited for you :) Sounds like a fun 5K

X-Country2 said...

How cool! Take lots of pictures!

Jess said...

Awesome!

aron said...

ohhhh that is sooo fun! :)

lindsay said...

congrats! how exciting. i saw this announcement the other day and thought about how cool it would be to get into the inaugural race. :)

Runner Leana said...

Wow, that's awesome! Sounds like a great 5K. Congrats on getting in!

Kristen said...

Great news!

How exciting!
I'm lovin the warm weather but it is taking a toll on me...getting used to running in the heat after running in 20-50 degrees

Vickie said...

Very exciting for you! Sounds like you are on the mend and on the road again. Congrats!

Sarah said...

I know you don't know me, but HOW COOL IS THAT?!

Congrats on getting in!

Christy said...

Very cool! I would be lying if I said I wasn't completely jealous!

Ted said...

That is freaking awesome. Congrats. This is like a prelude to Super Bowl of Marathon.

Marcy said...

Ohhhh Marlene that's awesome! Take lots of pics baby!

The Happy Runner said...

Woo Hoo! That's awesome!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Veryyy cool!
Maybe I'll do that after lake placid. The student budget doesn't forgive many travelling races.

I'm just catching up and glad to hear that you are feeling better!!

Keep rocking!

Breadcrumb Runner said...

Yay for the 5k! :)

Don't you just love short-sleeve weather? I think spring, although not officially, has arrived. Woot woot!

Running Around Acres said...

I am so envious and hateful (not really), but jealous. Have fun crossing the Boston line. Someday I hope to join those ranks.

I Run for Fun said...

Sounds like fun...don't forget to get pics of you crossing the finish!