Sunday, April 17, 2011

Expo Business


So much for taking it easy the day before the race. I think I walked 26.3 miles today. Then I will run a marathon tomorrow. That is back to back marathons so I am obviously another Dean Karnazes in the making. At least I got my shirt ready to go:





 The day started off kind of rough for some of us:


 Before getting into that, had to show proof of my EMZ siting from last night:


 View from our room, the sun is out!


First Dunkin Donuts:



And headed to the expo:



Immediately ran into Marshall Ulrich, author of Running on Empty. We quickly talked about reading books while on the crapper. We bonded just like that over toilets. It was nice.


Runner's World stopped me at their booth and asked if they could take my picture with the magazine. You may think I"m kidding by I'm not. They really did. I had on a shut.up.and.run shirt and that's how they knew who I was. Also saw Bart Yasso and Kristin Armstrong.



Visited the guys at 110% Play Harder who I did a review for last week. They had lots of interest in their product. Very cool stuff.

Stopped by the finish line with the rest of the universe. Hope to be crossing here tomorrow without jeans on:




Tonight we're having a mellow pasta dinner at my cousin's house in Cambridge. Time to rest up. I've got butterflies which are making my stomach cramp, which an only mean one thing. Good to get it all out now, right?

What is my goal you ask? Simple. I did a formula to figure it all out:

x(y x 6) @ x(4 +8) + 8 = x

I've done two marathons. First one in 4:03 (1/09), second in 3:42 (5/10). Tomorrow's goal is to FINISH standing up. Hip stress fracture be damned. Suck it!

My longest training run was fifteen miles. My biggest mileage week was 20 miles. Let's see what I can do!!

Send me good vibes,

SUAR

119 comments:

  1. {{{{{good vibes}}}}}} headed your way!

    I am getting butterflies just thinking about your butterflies! You shall finish it, SUAR! Indeed, you shall :)

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  2. Sending do much good luck your way!! I can't wait to hear all about your triumphant finish!

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  3. Woo hoo! Very best of luck tomorrow!

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  4. You go girl!, I'll send all the vibe I've got, once I wake up.

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  5. sending you tons of good vibes and good luck! Will be thinking of you tomorrow!!

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  6. Have a great and super fun race! Enjoy every minute!

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  7. You can do it and I hope you shart in your new skirt!

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  8. Think about it...your goal is quite achievable. Did you kick the shins of the RW guy who stole my blog title with no attribution. I'm sure you did. Have a nice poop before the race tomorrow.

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  9. GOOD LUCK!! definitely thinking about you :)

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  10. Good luck to you! You WILL Finish and do awesome!

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  11. how cool! best of luck tomorrow :)

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  12. Go get it, girl! Sooo excited for you!

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  13. Good Luck!!! You will have an awesome race :)

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  14. You'll be fine, Beth. Have fun! So awesome you have your family there to support you! Don't shart in your skirt....it's too cute! Send me some free Athleta shiz, will ya!?

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  15. So much FUNNNN!

    You've got this, but I'm sending good vibes just incase!

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  16. Best of luck tomorrow! You'll kick it! I think I saw you briefly at the expo. The place was mobbed. I finally had to get out because I was spending way too much money!

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  17. I will be thinking of you all day tomorrow. Good luck!

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  18. Good luck! You are going to rock this marathon!

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  19. Good luck! You will do great! Can't wait to hear about it!

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  20. Good vibrations are using out of my brown pores! And when you get back, you and I will skype so I can train you to do a better pose on the finish line. I'm going to teach you some hip hop moves. Your kids will be both embarrassed and proud. Go get 'em, Beth!!!!!

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  21. Well, I was trying really hard to keep my Running Envy in check but it's taking over. Oh, wait, that's not Running Envy, that's Dunkin' Envy. Sometimes it's hard to sort out your emotions, you know?
    LOL drink a few 100 cups for me. Love that stuff and we don't have it here in NOLA.

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  22. good vibes coming your way :) SOOOOOOO Excited for you!!

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  23. GOOD VIBES!!! GOOD VIBES!!!! I can't wait to hear all about it!! So in awe!

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  24. You will be awesome, and hopefully poop yourself! ;)

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  25. Wow I so wish I was there. I'm so really truly happy for you! If I was you I'd be balling at the finish line!!

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  26. I hope you will have an awesome race day experience!

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  27. Have an awesome time tomorrow! Take your time, enjoy everything, and high five every kid on the course. Woo hoo, its the boston!

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  28. ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. GOOD LUCK!!!! I can't wait to hear all about it!!

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  30. I'll send you ALL of my good vibes for tomorrow. (If I can't poop, I may need some back ;). WOOHOO!

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  31. Go go go! Enjoy every moment! Can't wait to hear your stories about this great day.

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  32. Good vibes! I can't wait to hear about how you do! So exciting to read your posts! Good luck and get some rest!!!

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  33. I know you will do well! Run Beth Run!

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  34. Man...what a busy prelude! Good luck....Go-go-go!

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  35. You will ROCK tomorrow and I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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  36. French Canadian good vibes heading your way!
    you look happy in the pics
    I like that. that is the most important after ALL you've through...seriously!
    you will go well. you will finish.
    all the best to you!
    cross that finish line with a SMILE!

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  37. Nice mantra: "suck it SF"!!

    Good luck and Run Happy!

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  38. So excited for you -- cannot wait to read about the race. Go SUAR!

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  39. I have butterflies for you - I am so, so, SO excited for you!! LOVE your entire race outfit (moreso that skirt than anything!) and know you're gonna totally represent.

    Have an awesome time!!

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  40. Sending good vibes your way. Good luck and have fun out there!

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  41. Sending good positive vibes your way ((((++++)))) You've got this! I can't wait to read all about it!

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  42. Have fun tomorrow! I hear the weather is supposed to be amazing - perfect day to take it all in and run some serious miles on the best course in the world in the process!

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  43. good luck tomorrow, have fun, and most of all, dont crap yourself... too badly.

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  44. Good vibes aplenty from the Tarheel state. Have fun and stay healthy.

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  45. TONS of good vibes!
    Have a great time!

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  46. Good vibes your way! Rock it girl!

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  47. Good vibes coming your way from MN. Have a blast and shart away!!

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  48. Good luck! Have fun out there!

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  49. Lots of luck to you and everyone else running in boston... kick butt.... and when the hurtin starts... don't gripe, just S.U.A.R.!!!!

    You got this!

    PS... Love that the pic of you and Runner's World was on the TNT Page!!! Fantastic!

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  50. I am nervous for you. But this is the fun part. You get to RUN the distance. I hope you have a victorious pre-race poop. Have a blast!

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  51. We love you all the way down here in ALABAMA!!! Beacon Hill was my home for 3 yrs . . .hoping my nostalgia vibes, kick ass vibes, good outfit approval vibes (lol), and smiling-as-I-write-this-vibes-after-running 20- and-hiking-6-vibes-while-thinking-of-Boston vibes reaches you!

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  52. SO EXCITING!!! i'm pretty new around these blog parts, but i've been reading your blog for a few months now and i'll be thinking good thoughts for you tomorrow!!

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  53. Best of luck you will do GREAT:)

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  54. That is too awesome, that Runners World stopped you! Good luck! You will kill it.

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  55. yay!! It's BOSTON!!! :) have fun!! and good luck! :) I'll be following you! :)

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  56. Alright...I wrote earlier in the day, but who knows where it is!
    Today on my long run, I thought of you. This marathon is about TIME for you. Not clock time. But, the TIME of your life, TIME to reflect on this incredible journey you've been on over the last 6 months and TIME to savor each moment! We are all behind you...well, supporting you...I wouldn't want to be behind you because I think there is a good chance you are going to shart yourself (which is going to be a great blog to read!) You've got this Beth!

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  57. Good luck tomorrow! Enjoy every last minute! I predict you'll be the smiliest runner on the whole course!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  58. Good luck!!! I just signed up for my first half marathon! Yikes!

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  59. Tons of good vibes are headed your way!! You are going to do great tomorrow!!

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  60. Just enjoy yourself! Have a great race and soak it all in!

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  61. Sending you lots of positive energy and vibes! You'll have an awesome day, I just know it :) Enjoy every minute!

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  62. I got goosebumps thinking about how in a few hours you will be running THE BOSTON! Hope you have a great run & can't wait to hear the stories. You can do this, no problem!

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  63. Sending a lot of good vibves from the other side of the globe :) Can't wait top hear how it was!

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  64. Sending good Vibes - Have fun (as if you wouldn't) and Enjoy the MOMENT! I will be thinking of you this morning.

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  65. I just searched some odd word combinations to find this post: http://twentysixpointtwoormore.blogspot.com/2010/12/boston-is-longer.html so I could quote how Boston is longer.

    So if you have an odd search entry like "long pussy", that's me!


    Have a great time!!!

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  66. Fabulous photos, all of them.
    Maybe we should start a JEANS ONLY 5k and see how people's PRs plotz... Would Levis sponsor it? Or GAP? HA!

    Gotta love bonding over potties.

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  67. I will be tracking you. I am so envious - I just dream of qualifiying for Boston - go girl!!

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  68. I got my computer all set up to watch! I'll be looking for you and cheering you on!

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  69. I was in the other giant blob of people at the meet-up but didn't get to say hello, sad! Tons of luck today, I'll cheer when I see you - almost at the finish line!!!!

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  70. Wishing you the run of your life!! Good luck today!!!

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  71. Wishing you good vibes from Montana!

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  72. GO BETH!!!

    You are running RIGHT NOW! I'm sending you strong and powerful happy-hip, anti-crap vibes from your home state. XO

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  73. I feel like a cyberstalker refreshing your track page!! I'm so excited for you!!

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  74. 8:49 pace! Keep it up! You can do it!!!

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  75. stalking you online.....keep it going, lady!

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  76. I think I am with most other people, I am keeping an eye on how you are doing. I got worried for a moment cause you hadn't hit the next marker yet, I realized I need to refresh!!!!
    You are looking awesome, hopefully everything is feeling ok!

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  77. I am following your progress live today and silently rooting you on as I see you make every checkpoint. Based on your time, I'm assuming you are having a good race and feeling good. Keep it up! Hooray!

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  78. yeeeeeaaah! 10k left 'til the finish! way to go!!!!!!!

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  79. Just checked your time and you're looking great!!! Projected 4:04...so fricken awesome!!

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  80. You're almost there! You are doing awesome!!! :)

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  81. I keep hitting refresh to see you finish! YOU ARE ALMOST THERE!!!! WOOO HOOOO!

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  82. YOU FINISHED!!!!!!! YAY! Now the question is how do you feel!

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  83. You did it in 4:08:31 after fighting an injury??? That is amazing :)

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  84. You are finished! Not that I stalked you today or anything : ) Looks like you had a pretty good run after all. I would give my right arm for that time on May 15th. Okay not really but I think that is a sweet pace!

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  85. Woohoo! Sammie Girl - my thoughts exactly. Great job Beth. It was fun tracking you online. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  86. WHOOP WHOOP!! You diiiiiiid it! Congratulations, girl! You are truly amazing - an inspiration. Can't wait to hear your stories and see some photos!

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  87. You did it!! Fantastic time! Woot!

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  88. You freaking did it!!! OMG what an inspiration you are! Congratulations!!

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  89. 4:08!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  90. Wow! Congrats on a great time! What hip injury? Were you just kidding this whole time so we wouldn't expect too much??

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  91. Wow. Hope your run went as well as your time and that you had a good time out there. Can't wait to read your RR. Now get back to the hotel and update us! :)

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  92. you are AMAZING! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!
    WHAT A COMEBACK!
    followed you all morning.
    this is so fantastic!
    I don't even know you and this made me cry of joy! Congratulations to you Beth!
    you deserve a great ending to this hard journey!
    I am sure you are smiling big time now!
    hope you are not in too much pain!
    so so so happy for you!

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  93. Was tracking you and saw that you finished with a great time. Can't wait to hear every detail. I was nearly brought to tears thinking about all you have been through to get to the Boston and how it all worked out in the end. I know you enjoyed and celebrated every second! Congratulations!

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  94. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You would have kicked my butt, even when crippled! Way to go, can't wait for the race report!

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  95. yaaaaay! you are a qualifier & FINISHER of The Boston! Congrats!!!!

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  96. Can't wait for the race report! WOO HOO!!!

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  97. Way to go Beth, you are such an inspiration. Congratulations and much love :)

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  98. You did awesome!! Congratulations!!

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  99. Congratulations!! Wow -- you ROCKED the race!

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  100. Congrats a million times over! You did awesome!!

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  101. OMG I have tears in my eyes! AMAZING! Such a great accomplishment! I hope the Pussy posse was keeping up on your run as well as the rest of us cyber stalkers! So so so exciting!

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  102. I just went back and looked at your pace.. HOLY SHIT! That's my 5k pace on a good day! You are truly an inspiration!

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  103. Oh I'm sooooo glad I wasn't the only cyber stalker! Whoo hooooooooo Way to go Beth!

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  104. Yup. Cyber stalking abounds. WTG!

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  105. Congrats on your AWESOME race!!! That is completely amazing. I hope you were jumping up and down (or hobbling in an excited way) at the finish. That is HUGE!!!

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  106. Well, you're certainly done by now. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! can't wait for the update post! You must be still high from the whole experience!!!

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  107. Are you trying to crap on the finish line and not get your shoes messy?

    And Double D is the best coffee bar none. It is not even close and there is a whopping 1 near my house here in Texas. I miss the Double D.

    BTW - I was a tracking maniac. Because the phone wasn't enough I was refreshing all day today. You did awesome.

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  108. I like how you're in the background of that couple's picture at the finish line! Goofy pose and all!

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