Tuesday, April 19, 2011

my kind of crazy, my kind of awesome

If I took the time to write a post detailing everything I did this weekend, it would 728435 pages long and you should probably just go and read some recaps from people who actually ran the race.  So I'll just hit the good stuff.


I spent a LOT of quality time with my favorite running redhead:
and my new other favorite running redhead:
Actually, Boston was basically just redheads on parade.
I ran a 5K with some fabulous girls.  I WAS RUNNING THAT WAS ME!!!
I ate and drank my way through a great deal of Boston (shocker).


 Yes, there is icing on all 10 of my fingers and chocolate in my teeth.

I met tons of kickass ladies in real life that I've spent many months texting, emailing, twittering and chatting with - and they were far more fabulous than any words could do them credit.



And I stood on the sideline and watched thousands of runners run the last steps of their Boston Marathon, their victory lap, their A race, their no-one-understands-why-we-do-it race.  Ryan Hall and Kara Goucher ran by, and that was cool, but even better was yelling and screaming and clanking my bell for people I actually knew, both people I've been pulling for through every step of their training and people I've only recently met.  And some of them have really powerful stories, and some of them were just plain old trying to kick ass for the sole purpose of laying it down on the road.  Either way, it was motivating and emotional and amazing to stand on the sidelines and watch all these runners drive it home.  It reminds me why I do what I do, and why it's worth it to keep fighting.  All these people are my kind of crazy, this awesome kind of crazy, and I'm so thankful that I was there in this weekend to get my athlete batteries recharged.  Now go read race recaps!

18 comments:

  1. You drank bud light out of aluminum cans. Awesome. Welcome back!

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  2. oh man, i got so teary-eyed every time someone stopped to walk on Boylston... you're SO CLOSE don't waaaaalk! although, what do I know? I ran a 5-hour marathon. lame.

    thank you for being my friend and for also being a low-key houseguest. it was easy to go from the crazy of vegas to just the semi-crazy of boston marathon weekend.

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  3. Freakin' awesome. Had such a great time! Of course, I have no voice and am sunburned as hell, but, I don't even care. AWESOME.

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  4. So glad you had a great time in Boston!

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  5. So jealous! Your weekend looks like so much fun!!

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  6. Looks like you had a ton of fun! I'm jealous

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  7. I just told Ally that I was SO JEALOUS seeing y'all's photos on FB and reading your tweets all weekend. Y'all had SO MUCH FUN! Thank you for letting us live through the cool kids! So glad y'all had to opportunity to meet up!

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  8. I'm a little jealous that I'm no longer your favorite redhead.

    But I'm glad that you had a good time nonetheless.

    :)

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  9. You are adorable Katie!!! Looks like a fantastic trip and so inspiring!! Yummy drinks!! ;)

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  10. I love seeing all these Boston pics! Looks like such a blast. I'm enjoying living vicariously through all the blogs I read. ;)

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  11. I must say, that does look fun I am a bit disturbed by the proliferation of redheads though!

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  12. Sounds like a great weekend!

    Love,
    Just another redhead

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  13. It was so much fun!!!! I am breaking mine into three for fear of the 92347892372 page problem!!!!

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  14. SO MUCH FUN. Only down side was that our paths NEVER CROSSED!!!!!!!! Foxy told me he saw PT up close and personal in the 5k, but was never within shouting distance. BAHH! We will meet SOON...and we will have a cupcake party :)

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  15. You had a bomb weekend with your running/eating/drinking/AMAZING spectating. If there's any place in the world to recharge your athlete batteries, Boston is it. Here's to that :)

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  16. Next time we cross paths, I'm gonna spend at least 20 seconds talking to you. The 10 seconds this time was too brief.

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  17. I think you summed this weekend up quite nicely. It was so great finally meeting you, getting to hang out, spectate together, be ridiculous, drink executive mimosa's, watch YOU run, hold your shit, take way too many pictures, stuff our faces, talk shop/blog/injury/etc... I heart you so much girl! (And keep up the DC talk with Spike...) :)

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