Here I go again! Not sure why I torment myself like this...
BOSTON MARATHON 2009
The good news is I am injury free.
The bad news is I have no excuse for not running fast!
The good news is I am going with many of my running friends.
The bad news is Garth declined to join me this year (it's a tough job being a spectator, especially at Boston's out and back with hundreds of thousands of dedicated fans cheering the runners).
The good news is the temps should stay chilly (great for running).
The bad news is the storm you all had in the west is headed to Boston on race day (rain gags me).
The good news is I get to stay an extra day to relax.
The bad news is the pain my body will be in on that extra day.
The good news is I have already packed.
The bad news is my suitcase is bursting and this trip is only 4 days and 1 person!
The good news is I will have a fan at mile 4 (my great college friend, Sara)!
The bad news is I can't stop and have lunch...hmmm...this gives me an idea.
The good news is you can track my progress on Monday during the race as I hit 5-6 timing mats on the course.
The bad news is you will most likely see my time get slower and slower as the miles go on (the race goes downhill for the first half and up the second half).
The good news is the promise of "run and not be weary"
The bad news is...no bad news here. I am going with that!
I am off to Boston!
If you want to track my progress check this out:
Now you can by using AT&T Athlete Alert. To track your pre-race favorites, simply text RUNNER to 41234 and you will receive an SMS text message asking you to reply with the bib number of the runner you would like to track.Visit www.baa.org/BostonMarathon/Att-Athlete-Alert.asp
Once you've signed up, you'll receive the same updates as you will for your friends and family as they make their own way from Hopkington to Boylston Street. The service, available to US mobile phone users, will allow anyone to register for any of the elite bib numbers published on the Boston Marathon website and receive SMS text
If you don't want a text alert, you can just go to the website and see my progress as I cross the mats!
My bib Number is: 12577
Remember the race is Monday and starts at 10 am eastern time!