Sunday, April 19, 2009

Live From Boston

Well, I am here. Let's see: Mexico to SF, SF to Boston. A bit more travel than I'd care for and I'm feeling it a bit, but I am hear and ready to rock and roll. There is definitely a pretty vibrant energy in this town, no question, and that is not entirely due to the fact that my parents are in town.

I am just back from the expo, which was a complete madhouse. My favorite part was finally getting to meet the great folks at Big ups to Colleen Wilson, who is the coolest. After that, toured Harvard with my folks and our cousins who live in the area, one of whom attends harvard. Pretty impressive campus, I must say. Now I am just hanging out, trying to stay off my feet.

If you want to track the action tomorrow, here's how:

FRIENDS AND FAMILY CAN TEXT RUNNER TO 41234 TO GET ALERTS AT 10k, half marathon, 30k and finish line.

Note that I am number 25272, which needs to be placed in body of the text.

I'm going to give it my best shot tomorrow and let the chips fall where they may. I might run great, the stress of the last week might get me, but do know that I will give it my all. I always do in marathons. While I'd like to do well, this one I am running as a cancer survivor (I picked up a "surviror" tag at the Livestrong booth and just might wear it) and I am going to try to enjoy every minute of simply being out there.

Lastly: I want to once again thank everyone who has supported my Livestrong effort. I am absolutely humbled and incredibly grateful - and awed -- by the support I have received. I've emailed many of you personally, and many I haven't (yet), but will certainly do so once I get back home. But truly, from the bottom of my heart: thank you to each and every one of you. I am truly blessed to have such terrific friends and family.


Nana said...

It is 11:30 PM on Sunday night, hopefully you are asleep. Good luck to you for all your effort you have put towards this race, your family and friends are all thinking of you and please know that however you place in the race tomorrow you will always be #1 to us.

Crazymamaof6 said...

sending good vibes to you on the eve of the big day! good luck!

gailaj said...

Have a great run, once you start running it will hopefully be smooth sailing...