This made great lunch-time reading for me today.
I really need to give that fun thing a try, as it sounds very worthwhile. I especially like that you focus on finding another runner that needs support. You're really a very nice person, AND you still managed a PR. Nice work. I hope we meet up some day!
(I had a very painful phantom sock wrinkle at Hartford this year. At least that's what I thought it was. I have to say that I never even considered the possibility that it might be a goat head).
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What a wonderful report Mariposai! You not only ran a very very good race, but you had so much fun while doing it. Arf is right - your smile and your natural energy can pick anyone up. I so wish I could run my first marathon with you. I know you would give me the emotional lift when I need it and make it all the more memorable.
Congratulations on your PR!
Yikes, running a marathon with a goathead in your shoe.
OUCH. What a weekend, y'all had up there. Sounds like this may have been the Boomer gathering of the year.
After meeting you, I can see why you are called the butterfly. You are so luminous. Just your presence makes everyone smile.
Great race report. I hope your foot recovered from that darned goat head and you don't have too much soreness.
What's next for you?
Mariposai – Congratulations on your PR and in meeting all of your goals. And thank you for another inspirational report from one of my favorite cyber-sistahs – you shine with all you do.
But wait – I need to know what Spareribs’ sekrit hill-running method is. I just found a road near my neighborhood called Big Hill Road, and I feel the need to explore it this weekend. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
It was wonderful to meet you in Seattle. I would have liked to get closer to you at dinner, but you brought your boyfriend. Also I didn't want to make Arf jealous
she already hit me once, when I tried to talk to Econo on my other side. So many women, and I'm not as young as I was.<br /><br />It's clear you are a good runner and getting better. If not for the goat head in your shoe, making you stop so often, you might have broken 4:30. Not to mention, you ran another marathon just six weeks ago. I'm still trying to recover from my first marathon seven months ago.<br /><br />You ran quite a bit faster than I did in Seattle, though I was in the half-marathon. Listen to your fellow Goddesses, and soon you will be getting close to a BQ. I am hoping you and all the other Pacific Northwesters can come to Boston, because I don't know when I'll be let out of the house again.<br /><br />Dark Horse<br /><br />--
I'm a dark horse, running on a dark race course
Hermana, what a lovely story of your race through Seattle with a new friend. Very funny about the goathead. Annoying, yes, but it kept you moving along in a way, no?
I am very happy about your strong race. I knew you would run well! My only regret is that I wish I could have joined you on your first "long run" through town. There will be more, I'm sure.
How about a fun 5k on New Year's Day instead?
Ahora, decansa, mi amiga!
Nice PR Mariposi!! Those burrs can punture a bicycle tire! Ouch! This makes your PR even more special! So glad you had a great boomer gathering! Congratulations!
Wow, what a great run, and a great inspiration you are to others! I had to go back and re-read cause I thought you were talking about a phantom goathead.
I so enjoyed meeting you. You exude so much positive energy, it is really infectious. I loved your story about how you decided to train for your first marathon. "If you believe it, you can do it", is a phrase that pops to mind. I think you may have just given me the push I needed to commit to the goal of running my first full in the spring. Thank-you.
Oh, and congratulations on the PR!
Congrats on hitting your goals.
Especially after such a recent marathon.
I personal liked the "support an unknown runner" one.
Your cut outta good cloth,
Have a good holiday season,
Originally posted by Dark Horse:
It was wonderful to meet you in Seattle. I would have liked to get closer to you at dinner, but you brought your boyfriend. Also I didn't want to make Arf jealous--she already hit me once, when I tried to talk to Econo on my other side.
Yeah, I know what you mean about arf and econo fighting over you.
But the worse fight was between between saoundie and arf, right?
Thank goodness the other goddesses came over to save you.
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,,,,,,what fun mari//.........with or without a race, definitely a Peak Experience.......
,,,,,,,,,,also, some very fine running,,,,,,,,,
What a fun to read report, mariposai. You are so upbeat and had such a good time it's very inspiring. Congratulations on a PR in a marathon only 6 weeks after another marathon. Your title sure caught my attention as we had what we encountered goat heads when I lived in El Paso in the mid 50s. They are nasty things. I can verify they can puncture a bicycle tire as I've repaired several such punctures. It makes me cringe to think of one in your shoe during a marathon.
Oh, what fun! Your races are always joyful, mariposai. You have the same gift that Tetsujin has! Congratulations on your PR...on a tough course, too! I would have loved to see you fly up that Galer hill. See you soon... !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
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yikes butterfly-ness! i'm feeling like a princess, since i have to stop to get grains of sand out of my shoes when i run... but a goathead???? sheesssh. it conjures up images of one of those self-flogging pilgrimages.
add checking your socks to the pre-race list. actually i often spend some slow-motion time carefully putting on my socks and shoes before every race, and giving my toes a little pep talk.
so an amazing job in the face, errr, foot of adversity. sounds like you had a great time with the boomer squad, and glad you enjoyed some beats along the way.