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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday ramblings....Boston time waived entry?

Ran a good 5 miles today... good because I finished them, but they were tough. It was busy at work today and really didn't eat well or warm up well before the run. Half way through the run I felt it. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to stop and just walk the rest of the way. But I didn't.... I toughed it out. I finished the 5 miles running. That  to me, no matter how slow I ran it, was a good run.
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I'm taking a vacation day on Wednesday. I work about 40mins away from home and the commute home from work on the day before Thanksgiving is a total nightmare here in MA. I did it the first year I worked for this company and it took me 3 hrs to get home..... never again! The only down side is that I have to work on Friday. It sucks, but at least it "should" be a quite day.
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On Thanksgiving morning I'm doing the Gobble Wobble race. As I posted before, it's being paid for by my work..... thats the only reason I'm doing it it. I was running that day anyways, why not make it a race.
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mentioned before that I joined a running club. I just realized today that they give out TIME-WAIVED BOSTON MARATHON ENTRY BIBS to members who volunteer throughout the year at certain events. I'm late to qualify for one this year, but I plan to volunteer at whatever race possible this year coming up so I can get myself a spot for the 2013 Boston Marathon. This would be awesome,... a dream come true, if I can make it happen. I know that I could never qualify, especially now with the tougher time restrictions. So this could be my only way in!! This will require a lot of work on my part, but I'm willing to make it happen. I will keep you posted on how that works out.
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Don't forget about my giveaway. Only 7 people entered....your chances are real good to win!!!


Song of the run today:

I love old school house music....

3 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Qualifying for Boston via a back door - good for you!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Sweet! I'd be volunteering like crazy to get in since it's the only way it would happen for me at this point. Also, I love that your work paid for race entry - how do I can my employer to do that for me? Haha!

The Unexpected Runner said...

Back door to Boston...I'd be all over that too! Don't sweat Friday...I get to work fri/sat/sun/mon.....woohoo!!!!! Very excited for chest pain Friday at the hospital ;)

Good luck with your race!