Monday, April 27, 2009

Boston was Rad!


Boston was an awesome exprience. I loved everything about it except the last 10K of the marathon. The history of the city was fun to explore. I loved the subway and getting around for 15 bucks for the whole week.
I loved eating clam chowder and other fantastic seafood.
Spending time with our parents sans children was very enjoyable.
Going to the temple was a great break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The actual marathon was a different experience. It was much harder than I expected and my legs did not love it. I went out too fast and the last 10K was brutal because of it. But even though while I was running it I had doubts I could actually finish it, I did finish (a little slower than I wanted) and now that it is all over, it was a great experience. What made it even better was getting back to our hotel and finding many text messages, emails and facebook posts with words of support and congrats from all our friends. We seriously have the greatest friends in the world. I love you guys! We can't wait to do it again and redeem ourselves nad maybe we can get some of you friends to join us. Start training now.

Better pictures will follow (probably) when I get them off my camera. These few are from Tom's phone, hence the poor quality.

A full race report will be posted soon at http://www.ourroadtoboston.blogspot.com/.

Now, I get to finish recovering for the Hurricane Half-marathon on Saturday.

13 comments:

The Farnsworths said...

Congrats, Liz!! You amaze me! What an awesome experience that must have been! Welcome home! I'll be seeing you at the Hurricane race this weekend. Yea for my first 5K!:) Great job!

Linda said...

How can you possibly say you are disappointed! I'm amazed that anyone could run 26.2 miles under 4 hours. Folks here in Tucson are sure proud of you.

blw said...

You are my hero! Way to go...I was wondering if you ran already or not. I need to talk to you about training for a marathon.

Sharron said...

I am so glad that I can say, "I knew her when ..."! Great job young lady!!

The Mikkelsen Family said...

I have been checking for days waiting for this report! I am so excited for you guys. You rock- and Boston without your kids, what fun!

Cinda said...

I still think you did great. I couldn't even imagine running a marathon. You're an inspiration!

Mariah said...

Hey there, I saw on Linda Goodman's blog that you were in the Boston Marathon. That is so cool! It takes so much work to get into that one. I'm so impressed and can't believe not that you can run that many miles in a row, but do it in under 4 hours. CRAZY! Congratulations. How are your knees doing? I remember they bothered you back in the day during track. Take care.

Janelle said...

You did it!!! So are you kidding me that right after you did a marathon you can do a half marathon, don't you need to like take a year off or something :) Glad you had a great time!

Cory Reese said...

I thought Charlie Chaplin had died. Your picture of the guy handing you the race packet proves that myth wrong!

Obviously he thought people wouldn't recognize him without the top hat.

Jamie said...

Hey chica! I am still in town until about the 11th. My sister and her family are in from Japan so I'm spending most of my time out to my moms. I can't believe you ran in the Boston Marathon. We are truly jealous! Way to go! Thanks for the offer to help with the lawn. Someday we'll be home to really take care of it. :) I hope things are going well. Later!

Melanie said...

Glad you found my blog.Great job on the Boston, and the Hurricane half. I have only 1 hour and 9 minutes left to sign up for the marathon and I still can't decide.AHHHHHH!

Cherise said...

I am so proud of you. I don't think I could ever ever qualify for Boston. Just that is Amazing! Way to go!

Whitehorn Family said...

way to go!!! thats unbelievable!
Someday I would love to visit Boston too, but not to run a marathon.