Monday, April 18, 2011

Boston Marathon - Check!!

I survived. 4:08. Best I could probaby hope for given the lack of training and injury, but it is tough to see a "4" in front of my time. Whine. Whine. Where's the wine?

Why oh why am I so hard on myself?? Considering my lack of training I need to shut up and love that I got to be here at all. (SUALTIGTBHAA). Wah, wah, wah.

Suck the big one hip stress fracture. You are freaking history.

Today goes down as one of the most intense and emotional and wonderful days ever.

Full race report coming soon.

I cannot thank you enough for your support and good vibes for today. I swear you guys got me through along with my amazing family and best friends any person could hope for.

This was one of my toughest races, I had to dig really really deep on this one. I was not entirely physically prepared so my brain and spirit really had to kick it into high gear. Lots of stories to tell including poop. Yes, some happened. So check on back!!

On a high,

SUAR

156 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! I totally stalked your ass today and was so impressed. Who cares if it is a 4 ... you were awesome!! Very inspiring!

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  2. Congrats!!! it's all about finishing after everything you have been through the last few months. You are inspiring!!!

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  3. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! I am beyond impressed.

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  4. hurry up an write your recap!! Cant wait to read it! :) CONGRATULATIONS on your finish!!!!!!

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  5. Basically no training and you ran a 4:08? I'm impressed! Great job!

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Seriously, it's awesome. Quite inspiring, especially for people like me who have never run a marathon. I'm very impressed. Can't wait to hear more!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!! I, too, was totally stalking you, and got a little teary when I saw that text :D

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  8. Woooooooooo-hooooooooooooo!

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  9. Followed you straight through!! You did AMAZING considering the circumstances! I would be SO on a high if I was you. Yes, wine and lots of wine! Really really happy for you!

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  10. Congratulations--I have been following your journey and kudos to you for all your hard work.

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  11. Congrats! Very impressive considering all the stuff working against you. Just goes to show you how strong of a runner you really are when you can succeed through tough times :)

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  12. Beth, you did amazing. Truly better than I expected given the hip thing and how little training you were able to get in due to it. Congrats and go celebrate!!!!

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  13. Outstanding!! Busted hip officially dead and buried. Beyond well-earned.

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  14. Congrats! I looked you up this morning and could not believe my eyes! Way to go!!!!

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  15. congrats girl! i was thinking of you today! :)

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  16. Oh good, I'm so glad you posted! I have been thinking about you today and hoping to hear how you did! Um...you ran THE BOSTON MARATHON and have been injured...you are AWESOME AND AMAZING and I can't wait to read the recap! Way to go! Awesome job...awesome.

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  17. major congrats! great job getting here and killing it with a sucky hip!

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  18. WOW!!! Congratulations! Inspiring, you've come a long way baby.

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  19. Congrats!!! To put it in "FruitFly"'s words, I totally stalked you all morning, too - I was SO HAPPY to just watch you keep going and going. Stronger than ever - forget that "4" chick, YOU FINISHED. :)

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  20. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear about it! You're hard on yourself because you're a runner... Right now my PR (only one, but still) is an hour longer than your time today. I'd kill to see a 4 in front of my time come 1 May... it's all relative. :)

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  21. Congratulations! I only discovered you and your blog about a month ago yet I look forward to every post each day. I've been wondering all day how you've got on..........so much so I've been checking all evening to see if you've posted!
    Hope you're not going to be too tough on yourself. It's an amazing result. And I'm SO looking forward to the poop story.

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  22. You did it!!! I tracked you on my phone and it was a awesome watching you make it the whole way!

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  23. CONGRATS!!!!! I'm honestly jumping up and down in excitment for you.

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  24. Wow, really 4:08? That is amazing, you have a strong heart my friend!

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  25. CONGRATS! Amazing time! Got your text updates and I was amazed by your splits. Enjoy!

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  26. wahooooo. so happy you did it. try really hard to realize that 4.08 is a great time.......with all you had going on. most of us could only hope for that on a near perfect day !

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  27. Congrats! And yeah quit whinning a lot of people wish they could do it in that time even without coming off an injury ;-) Good job!

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  28. I was totally stalking you too. You're such a comeback kid. Now go enjoy your wine!

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I can;t stop smiling FOR you, so I an only imagine what you must be feeling!!!

    I have to admit that I was one of the cynber stalkers but it was after the race was already over. I just wanted to see your time. I promise, I'm not crazy. LOL!

    I'm *so* happy for you! Be well, have a beer, get some rest!

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  30. Congrats!!! don't be so hard on yourself (but I know we all do the same thing)! You ran a great race especially considering the last few months!!! Great job!

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  31. YOU ARE AMAZING!! CONGRATULATIONS AND I CAN'T WAIT TO READ ALL ABOUT IT!!

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  32. Congrats girl!!!!!! I saw your time when Athleta posted it on FB. You're a rockstar!

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  33. Awesome job, Beth! That's an amazing time.

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  34. YOu are an inspiration to so many Beth! So Jealous that you are in runner's World so no whining! :) But definitely lots of wine! ;) But I get what you mean...there will be more Bostons for your and many more 3's to go with your name! ;)

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  35. So Awesome!! Congrats on the finish, now go down some wine to celebrate!!

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  36. Congrats!Can't wait to hear the detailed info!! Looked like an awesome day.

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  38. You freaking ROCK!! Congrats! Can't wait to read all about it!

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  39. You finished and that's what matters most, not your time! congrats!!!

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  40. Fricken' amazing!!!! You have done something not many people will ever do. Soak it all up! Can't wait to read all about it!

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  41. Congrats, Beth! Watched ya all morning and was just so thrilled you did so well considering all. Enjoy the victor - and the wine!

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  42. I checked your time on the BAA website and was in awe that you did a 4:08! Be proud of that time.

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  43. And you were worried they would have to sweep you up at the end! You are a complete rock star.

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  44. Congrats - you did it!! Can't wait to read your recap!

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  45. Congratulations! That's amazing! Can't wait for the recap.

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  46. No Whining missy! you should be so proud! YESTERDAY you said your goal was to FINISH, you did a lot more then just finish! Who cares about the 4!?!!! I started following you while you were already injured, and I read every posts and what you did today is HUGE. I was right on my post last week: YOU ARE A TRUE WARRIOR BETH. I am a mom like you, I am in your age group and I admire what you did today. no more being hard on yourself, BE A FAN OF BETH, I know I am.

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  47. wooohoooooo! awesome, can't wait to read the recap!!!!

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  48. Awe inspiring!! Every time a text came through with an update about you I cheered! You did awesome today!

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  49. Congratulations!!!! Can't wait for the recap :)

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  50. Good job!! Can't wait to hear (read) the stories!!

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  51. Woo HOO! Congrats on a great job! Can't wait for recap. you are seriuosly bad ass!

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  52. Congrats!! Can't wait to read the report!

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  53. Kept screaming out your times to my hubby as they come through on email.

    We both knew you could do it! WAY TO GO, BETH.

    Can't wait to read the stories.

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  54. seriously... you are a rock star!! Congrats!!

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  55. Damn girl! You are just f*cking amazing! Great job! Can't wait to read it all!!!

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  56. CONGRATS!!! I can't wait to hear all about it

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  57. Great for you. I've been wondering how you were doing!!

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  58. YEA, YEA, YEA YOU KICKED BOSTON'S ASS! No seriously, little training and you still killed it. Great job!!

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  59. Be happy! That's an incredible time given what you had to work with. Seriously. I'm just glad both hips are still attached! (they are, right?)

    Congrats, Boston Marathoner!!!!!!!!!!

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  60. You ran AND there was poop involved?

    Sounds like the perfect run!

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  61. Congrats on finishing! Can't wait for the recap!

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  62. Congrats, you rock and stop being hard on yourself! And get some wine!
    :)

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  63. Stalker as well; you have no idea how exciting it was to watch you pass each marker - be nothing but happy on this achievement. You brought all of us along with you and we thank you for this! Now to the wine!

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  64. So happy for you Beth!! Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment!!

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  65. You are AMAZING!!! Look at that awesome time! I stalked your race splits online like a creeper and was cheering at my desk as if I knew you personally. Way to go!! You're an inspiration!

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  66. Congratulations! Can't wait to read the full report.

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  67. YOU are an AMAZING athlete, lady! You ran a 4:08 on 20 miles a week, longest run of 15 miles, not to mention coming back from an injury of epic proportions?!? Holy sh*t -- get thee to a bottle of wine and revel in your victory!!

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  68. what a comeback!!! Thats a rock star time compared to most. SOak it up!

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  69. I've told everyone today about my friend running "the Boston"! So happy for you, can't wait for a celebration back in Colorado! xoxo

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  70. That is absolutely amazing. I'm 24, no injuries, etc. and would have run about that time. You're old (forgive me) and have a hip fracture and ROCKED it. In awe of my running idol!

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  71. Congrats Beth!! Way to show Boston what you're made of. Your determination and persistence are inspiring!

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  72. Yeah, shut up and accept your greatness. What you did was remarkable. The most impressive and inspiring was your dedication and commitment during your injury.

    BTW, my kid is vising Boulder next week to look at CU. Too bad for I won't be with her.

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  73. Congrats! You must feel awesome! I got your 10k, 1/2, and 30k updates via texts! I was cheering you the entire way!

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  74. An absolutely amazing time! You blow me away that you can do that on 20 miles/week!! Pat yourself on the back!

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  75. Gorgeous day with a tailwind, 4:08 on a 26.2 TRAINING RUN???? Awesome. It was a marvelous day for a marathon, wasn't it? I really hoped you enjoyed it and so glad that there was poop involved. It was really groovy getting the email updates, too. Hope you're having some well-deserved champagne or something. Congratulations!

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  76. I was tracking you online and was so thrilled to "see" you finish! Can't wait for the race report. CONGRATS! You rose above pretty steep odds.

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  77. Beth I posted a great video of the marathon on my blog, here is the link, you can skip my boring bla bla before it and scroll at the end of the post!

    http://journeytoahalfmaraton.blogspot.com/2011/04/watch-this-great-video.html

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  78. Congrats!! Been following along though not posting comments. Very pleased for you.

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  79. Checked on the Boston Marathon website using your bib number from your picture to make sure you finished safe and sound! Yeah, I was "stalking your ass" too! Can't wait to read the recap!

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  80. First I read Jeff's post about Cowboy Up, then BDDs post on his half-mary and now this....and it's not like I did not know how it ended. I tracked you all morning and like a proud coach/parent I was rooting so hard for you and updating friends on Twitter about your progress.

    You are my hero. I am serious about that. I person with a hip stress fracture who dealt with tears and pain and a PT who told her to forget about THE BOSTON and you did it anyway. You rocked it.

    Man I am so excited for you.

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  81. Umm....say what? 4:08 and you've barely been able to train? I don't care what you think about the "4," that's pretty badass in my book.

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  82. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I confess...I followed you via the Boston Marathon runner tracker...there I was at work checking my browser like every 20 mins or so seeing where you were. I think you did awesome and you should feel so so so proud and happy about that time. Think about it. Seriously. You did great!!!!!!!!!! HUGS!!!!!!! and a glass of wine. ;-)

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  83. I'm not shocked that you made it. Not shocked it all. Hope you're drinking wine, wino. You continue to impress me and for that, I hate you. By hate, I mean love.

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  84. Congrats!!!!

    And don't worry -- you'll be back to kick that 4 in the ass :)

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  85. Today was an amazing day. Thank you so much for my entry and this amazing opportunity. I am very sad that I wasn't able to thank you in person, but I will be on the look out in the airport and everywhere I go hoping to get lucky last minute. This is the most difficult race I have ever run, both mentally and physically, but it came at the perfect time of my life. You are an angel, everything has met so much to me, and I hope someday to be able to tell you this in person. I am so happy you finished, and that you had a fabulous time, and that I didn't pass you :) You rock and will forever be a hero to me!

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  86. Congrats!!! You dug deep and finished and give all that you've been through with the injury, you did awesome!

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  87. Glad to hear you made it across the finish line in one piece!

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  88. Congratulations! You did amazing! Your time is awesome, I'm pretty sure it would take me 5 hours to finish a marathon lol

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  89. CONGRATS!!! You are amazing!!!

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  90. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  91. OMG Beth! I was following you via text alerts to my phone. I am so happy for you. You did it! Such a huge inspiration to me! CONGRATS!!!!

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  92. I have been checking for an update all day... I am so freaking proud of you!!! Way to rock it out! Amazing!

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  93. stalked you on and off all morning, so glad to see this post! Congratulations!!

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  94. You rock!!! I looked for you all over boston but didn't see you! I feel ya on the being hard on yourself! My right quad decided not to work from mile 11 on!! Dang downhills were killer I actually liked the uphill! I was so happy for you and cannot wait to here it all! Be proud!!

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  95. I was so excited to see Athleta's tweet earlier today about your finish. :) Glad to hear it was awesome and wonderful - the mental toughness is something that you have in spades, girl. Enjoy the rest of your time in Boston!

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  96. Rock the house sista you're a Boston alum! Congrats! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  97. I'm so happy to see that you got it done. You did amazing! You are an inspiration for everyone who has ever had a running injury.

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  98. Ahhh I'm so excited and happy for you. Can't wait to hear the poop story. :)

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  99. I'm on vacation in Cedar Key, FL, and in between kayaking, drinking too much wine and nursing a sunburn, I made a point of accessing the wireless at our rental just so I could check your progress! So proud of you!!!

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  100. So excited that I (and my entire 3rd grade class!) could see your time this morning! YOU DID IT!!!! I was trying to explain to someone why I run, and getting over those mental hurdles is a HUGE reason why I do it. I think your mental turning point was the cat licking/PT day--YOU decided that you were running today's race! WAY TO GO.

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  101. YEAH!!!! I stalked you online to see how and cheered when I saw you were finished.

    YOU ROCK.

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  102. Yea! You DID it!! So happy for you. Now, enough about the hip fx --- time for you to move on - for everyone's sake.

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  103. You ROCK!!
    So glad you did it. So glad your family was there.
    Amazing.

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  104. Holy Crap! You ran a 4:08 without having really prepared and coming back from a hip fracture! YOU ARE AWESOME! I am sooooo happy for you!

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  105. Congrats!!! Totally stalked you online this a.m. and you did great! 4:08 is awesome with minimal training. Looking forward to the report.

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  106. I was tracking you via the Boston Marathon website today. Congratulations!

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  107. Congratulations! You are amazing!!

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  108. Right on!! I'm just gonna put it out there: it is kinda odd to feel so very proud of someone I've never met. I have been reading you blog for at least a year maybe two, whatever. Your dedication and self reflection have truly encouraged me to do what I enjoy. To run. Thanks for sharing and you rock! Ya you!!

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  109. Another web-stalker here! You are one awesome woman - I'm just speechless at your accomplishment(s). Can't wait to hear the whole story!

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  110. Be proud girlfiend!! YOU ROCK! I am sure the emotional stories you have will be told over and over to your grandchildren someday. Hold on to every moment and when something else difficult comes along you can recal this time to remember that you can get through anything. This wanna be runner looks forward to your race report

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  111. CONGRATS!!!! so happy for you that you can say that the hip stress fracture is in the past :) can't wait to read your race recap :) enjoy YOUR night!

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  112. AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! I know you don't know me but I am so inspired by you! Way to go!! I hope you keep that high going and I will remember this when I run my first full in November! It's not about your time, it's the fact that you got through this with all the crap-pun intended-you've had to endure this year!

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  113. You worked hard to make it to the start and finish line - congrats!

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  114. LOVED that I got to give you a "Shut up and Run" shout out at mile 19.5....You looked strong and happy (yes!) and I nearly missed you! Your determination has paid off! Can't wait to read more!

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  115. Congrats. Stalked you all day for times. My students even followed along. They asked me periodically where you were at points during the day. Great job.

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  116. Awesome job! You ARE really hard on yourself! I would love a 4:08 marathon time, and would struggle to pull that off without a broken hip! Anyway, I know you worked hard for it and went through a lot to get there, so congrats and relish in the glory of it :)

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  117. i didn't see any wine but there was plenty of beer! congrats. i'm too hard on myself too so i know how you feel and it was the toughest race i've done to date. congrats!

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  118. Great job!!! There will be more marathons, just one hip though! Saw you run by and yelled "shut up and run, Beth!" and my friends thought I was being rude.

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  119. You are very inspiring, Cannot wait to read the recap... I was sitting in a dentist chair having a tooth pulled cheering for you and all the other bloggers... I was a little loopy too... hahaha

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  120. Congratulations! The biggest accomplishment is getting there, I think you did awesome.

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  121. Congratulations!! Can't wait for the full recap.

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  122. CONGRATS! You are incredible, a true inspiration for me. Now go show your medal to your PT!! Can't wait to hear the full story, poop and all.

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  123. Wine? Where? :)
    First of all, hello, Boston!!!! If you look at the marathon running population very few get to run Boston, you were there you ran it. Throw in the fact you got to deal with an injury, that makes it even more amazing.
    You did awesome, congrats and I am with DLW, make sure you show the medal to your PT!!!!!

    Congrats doing well in Boston!

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  124. You are amazing!!! Congrats girl!

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  125. I live in the Boston area and I watched the marathon in Newton around the 18 mile mark. I'll do all these online "creepers" who stalked your online splits one better because I saw you in person! You looked great out there and I was so excited to see someone I recognize from the blogging world!

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  126. Congratulations on running and FINISHING Boston! Than, in and of itself, is incredible and I admire you so much for what you have accomplished. That time is amazing to me!! :) Can't wait to read your full report!!

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  127. can't wait for the race report!! stop whining now.. you got there, you kicked ass. ;-) You totally rock.

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  128. There are people who aren't injured who dream of running a 4:08. Nicely done!

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  129. You rock! You can stop whining - you came off an injury, little training and achieved, as SteveQ said, what many train hard to accomplish. You have so much to be proud of and look forward to. Can't wait for your poop stories.

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  130. The whole world cheers with you! Congratulations hero!

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  131. You are freaking unbelievable! that is an amazing time considering your shorten training schedule AND recovery from a stress fracture.

    I kinda sharted myself when I heard your finish time. Amazing.

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  132. You did a great Job. It was a tough course, idon't think I'll do it again, but I have a feeling you'll want revenge. Super run Beth. You're awesome.

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  133. That's nothing short of awesome, considering where you were a few months ago. Fantastic job, Beth! That was an amazing comeback.

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  134. You are amazing! I think it is unbelievable that you are back from injury, with brief to say the least training you run the Boston marathon. That's enough to cheer about. Who cares about the clock...only you. We are all thrilled that you did it! Congrats!

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  135. Congratulations, that is incredible!

    PS- check out my blog, I left you something!!

    http://blonderecession.blogspot.com/

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  136. You are awesome. A few months ago you were considering not even going. Great job!

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  137. 4:08 ain't nothin' to sneeze at, lady :)

    I can't wait to hear the full deal!

    You freakin' DID IT!!!! Awesome and congrats :)

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  138. congrats!!! i was the one cheering your name at 26.1 and clanking a big bell! :)

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  139. Good job!! Very very amazing!!! I can't wait to read all the juicy details!!

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  140. So
    Freaking
    Awesome.

    I. Adore. You.
    Awesome job.

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  141. Congrats, Beth!! What a huge accomplishment!

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  142. Spirit and mind were in full mode... great job Beth! Now comes the wine!!!

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