Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Boston Envy


What a day yesterday! With records broken and a memorable finish in both the mens' and womens' races, it was a truly exciting day at the Boston Marathon. I was glued to my computer and not getting very much work done as I followed along all morning and into the afternoon.

More than anything, though, I was interested in tracking all of my friends who were out there having the time of their lives and showing us what it's all about.



Congratulations to:

Bethany (and Ryan) - race report

And from the Newmarket Running Room Marathon Team, some of my peeps:

John, Lynn, Elaine, Micki, Jayne, Paul, Steve and Jodi!


It was truly inspiring to follow along and absorb just a fraction of the experience. I want to need to will get there one day to have this experience for myself, but for now it is just a thrill to live vicariously through all of the awesome runners named above (and others); I can't wait to continue reading everyone's updates and reports (guess I won't be getting much work done today either).


Of one thing I am certain: I will fight for this. Because someone assures me that it's worth it:  

"all i can say is that it's worth the fight to get here...totally. worth. it!"

28 comments:

kristen said...

I even had Boston spectator envy yesterday. It was so very cool to be there last year...

yumke said...

You will get here (and by here, I mean I'm writing from Boston :)). It is worth it. The mark is great to reach, Boston is the true victory lap! I'm back with you starting now, looking forward to meeting the challenge again.

Teamarcia said...

Denise wrote a beautiful post that summed Boston up for me as well.
It was cool to see all the pics and coverage. It brought back so many awesome memories.
I am very optimistic that you'll be toeing the line in Hopkinton very soon! : )

Nicole said...

You will be crossing the starting line of Boston next year! I believe In you marlene! Xoxo

Jill said...

Twas a great day in Boston, indeed! You'll be there soon - I have absolutely NO doubt!!!!
xo

lilmeg said...

YOU GO MO' FO!! :D :D

Morgan said...

Don't you worry my dear, you'll be here next year! (And I'll be here to spectate you!) :)

dietitianontherun.com said...

I was so distracted all morning, too! Marathon Monday should be a holiday for runners ;)

You're putting in a hard fight right now, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if that gets to Boston next year!

Joanna said...

Yeah, productivity was hard yesterday! I was glued to runner tracking too. You'll get there--no doubt about that! And then I'll add you to my runner tracking list, too.

Jessie said...

I was doing the same thing.... So exciting! I know your going to be great and your going to get your BQ and next year we will be stalking your Bib #! =)

Jason said...

My Boston refreshing finger and Boston Text Messaging Phone are all set and I don't want to do it again because I want to run THE BOSTON (thanks SUAR) and we shall.

See you in Hopinkton.

Running Around Acres said...

You'll get there. I've seen some of your times. Boston was great (to watch) this year. Exciting finishes in both races.

Boston is a very far away goal of mine because I simply do not train. Maybe if I fix that issue...

The Happy Runner said...

There is NO DOUBT that you will get there. You have the dedication and determination that it takes. You'll do it.

Bethany + Ryan said...

Thanks, Marlene! And yes, you will be here sooner or later!!

Laura said...

You'll be there...no doubts.
I was so excited to follow it yesterday.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

You are more than "on your way" to making it to Boston. It will be worth it!!

Amy said...

I am SURE you are going to be there SOON. I can't wait to spy on you!

Kerrie T. said...

I know you will run Boston. :)
So fun tracking everyone and watching it on TV.

Aka Alice said...

I share your envy! Nice shout out to all the finishers :-)

ajh said...

Thanks for all the links. I want to read the reports as they post them!

destination262 said...

Yes, YOU WILL be there someday!! I just know it! Keep up the positive thinking girly!! And yay for all those boston runners! That really is inspiring. :)

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

You are going to get here and I can't wait to watch you!

Denise said...

Loved seeing my FB status there!! You will get there, you're having an amazing year. And you will love it!!! Fight hard!

Richelle said...

I definitely didn't get much work done on Monday. I was tracking Beth and Mel, along with our company's attorney and a friend of my fiance's from high school. You will make it to Boston, Marlene! BELIEVE!

marathon grrl said...

Working to get there too! Denise's post was amazing and inspiring! YOU CAN DO IT! We'll get there someday!

Joanne said...

That's so funny - the last two years I was glued to my computer at work as well. This year I was there YAY!
So what do you think - will you be there next year? It's an awesome race. Every runner should experience it.

Margs @ Faster Bunny said...

Hey! I ran it if you're interested in reading my report.
http://thefasterbunny.blogspot.com/2011/04/boston-race-recap.html

You WILL totally make it to the race soon (And it was so fun - so I think all your work will be totally worth it :) ).

Aron said...

TOTALLY worth it... more than I ever thought I knew :)