Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Attention "Bawston" Marathon Runners

Yesterday's Run: Road: 4 miles; Splits: 9:22; 9:22; 9:05; 8:45; 36:34; 9:08 per mile pace.

This was started: 4/14, completed 4/15...Man, I'm so far behind in this blogging thing...

"Bawston" runners may skip to the end of this post if they'd like. The rest of you must read my entire post first. That's my rule. Deal with it (JK).

I don't know if it was the magical hands of "P.T. Lisa" kneading my knee on Monday, but holy crap I CAN do this road running thing without gasping for breath and having my left knee feel like it's going to implode. I almost wimped out and ran on the trail again, but decided to challenge myself and (gasp) actually run on the road and up some difficult hills. A half mile into my run, as I ascended what I have at times called "The hill from hell." Well, this time it wasn't. I totally expected to be sucking wind and questioning why I still run. I wasn't and didn't. So I raised the bar, as they say, and decided to attempt another longer, more gradual incline (Maple Avenue, for my wife who's probably reading this post). It wasn't difficult at all. It actually went well, and OMG, felt good! Left knee still has issues, but at least the days of experiencing sharp, feels like a knife is stuck in the side of my kneecap, are gone. Hopefully whoever I'm seeing for P.T. this morning will have magic hands like Lisa did the other day. Unfortunately I'm seeing someone different today. Hopefully she will have a weird name, or say or do something entertaining. It's boring laying on a table for half an hour while my knee gets kneaded. My ADD needs to be entertained. I'm not promising to catch up on all your blogs today. However, a comment on my blog guarantees a witty comment from me on your blog. Yup, I'm going elementary school for now. I won't comment on your blog unless you comment on mine. But you won't know that unless you're reading my blog right now. So, never mind.
Attention "Bawston" Marathon Runners...
I want to stalk you. My wife and I are going to be there to cheer you on, and of course to have a few brewskies and watch the Red Sox game if we can get cheap tickets. Anyhow, please tell me your bib number and any other pertinent info. that will help me to possibly catch a glimpse of you running by wherever I happen to end up viewing the course from. In return, I promise to make a complete jackass out of myself by yelling out your name if I see you. Then if you actually hear me, you can ask yourself who the jackass was that was yelling your name out from somewhere in the crowd. Also, if I happen to get near the finish line afterwards, I can actually stalk/look for you, and get a nice sweaty and smelly hug from you. On second thought, a handshake will be fine. Oh, and if you so desire, e-mail me at cotaman@yahoo.com and give me your cell phone number, and I'll give you mine. This will probably be the one and only chance we can meet. If I haven't scared you away yet, go e-mail me NOW! Oh, and good-luck. I know all of you will do well, even you, "Birthday Girl" Jill. Meg, I'll take a sweaty hug from you. Lindsay, you'll do well, because you ALWAYS do well. Other "Bawston" blogging buddies, identify yourself now. You deserve a shoutout too!
P.S. For those of you running at Boston, and for those of us wishing we were running at Boston, I present a one hit wonder: Hocus Pocus, by Focus. Yes, I'm showing my age here, but I dare you to listen to it. No, I double-dog dare you to listen to it!! I just know you'll be "yodeling" in no time...

13 comments:

onelittletrigirl said...

I am so jealous that you will be spectating Boston! I am also collecting bib numbers...although I am just following online...so if you get any, send em my way :)

Oh, and hey speedy with those super fast mile times!

lindsay said...

haha. i've been a pretty slack blogger myself for like 2 months now. i feel like i'm boring lately so ... i don't want to bore others!

so you aren't volunteering i take it? please make sure you stand there and yell to all of the runners "you're almost there!" and "looking good". those are my favorite :)

believe it or not i am not sure of my bib number but i'll text it to you later when i find out what it is.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

ah, dammit! Been trying to catch up, and missed it by a day! Have fun in Boston!!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

19226 is my bib
I am thinking all black, but who knows?????
I may have my name Ginny
or I may have Happy Feet 26.2 taped on my shirt.

Yea, I love your almost there at mile 10. And this is the last hill at mile 15.

Give us your best shout!

Cynthia O'H said...

Lucky you, going to Boston to be a part of it all. Have fun!

Jen said...

I can feel the Boston excitement from here! I wish I was there!
I'm glad your knee is feeling better! I hope it continues- you're mighty fast!

Anne said...

Yay for your knee feeling better...and how cool to be where the action is on Monday!

Have fun! :)

Bootchez said...

Yeah ok so I'm here, and commenting, but it ain't witty and I didn't read your post. As an excuse, I'm in a car and typing on my darn phone. Anyhow, yes still in MA. Would love to meet you for a run. I'm here till Wednesday. I must warn you, at home in CA I'm a social piriah (sp) but here I morph into a social butterfly. So scheduling might be difficult. I will come back and read yer post rho, I promise!

teacherwoman said...

Hey dude, thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading and learning more about you and your running adventures!

Kelly said...

Ugh- parking for the marathon is terrible I don't even know what to tell you. Last year I watched in Natick and there actually was plenty of parking in the Natick center area. However I've never braved parking any closer to the finish line than that...haha which means no where near the finish line. Sorry I can't be more helpful- I'd advise you to take the T if at all possible!

misszippy said...

Just found your blog via Jill's blog. See, read it through. And I'm gonna follow! Come visit me at www.misszippy1.blogspot.com. Have fun in Boston!

Kelly said...

By the way, I was pretty early last year parking in Natick. I got there at least an hour earlier than even the wheel chairs came by. I positioned myself right in front of this crazy band that played the same songs over and over haha. It was fun and the runners were all still happy at the Natick point- I was used to being at BC right at the end of heart break hill and people don't look too happy at that point.

Anais said...

I love Boston! I wish I was a runner back when I visited!

Hope you have fun this week-end (or had?)!