6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Good Night Boston

I walked with my friends Janna and Tammy to the Finish line tonight, Tammy came in late and had not seen the Finish line... Janna posed by kissing the Finish line, then told Tammy to do it.. There were news cameras nearby and Tammy got on TV!! So fun... Loads of stories to share, not many photos, sooooo sorry I am soaking it all in.. Thanks to all my friends for the AMAZING signs and photos.. my good friend Lynette collected photos of good luck messages/signs from friends and family and sent me a great slideshow.. it made me CRY!! Just what I needed the night before BOSTON.. We took the Dick Beardsley New Balance trolly tour of the course... WOW!! Hills..and hills.. but I am not nervous.
I am calm


I am excited


I am READY


Next time I write I will be a Boston Marathon finisher.


Let me remind you that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE!!

50 comments:

Kerrie T. said...

Woooooooooooooohoooooooooo! You are going to have so much fun tomorrow! So excited for you. Good luck friend!

Kerrie T. said...

Holy cow. I was first. Take THAT, Marlene!

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Absolutely awesome! Best wishes for an amazing day!

ajh said...

Have fun. Emily said she saw you cheering today for the 5K! I wish I had seen you. You'll rock it tomorrow!

tink said...

makes me excited just to read your posts! once again good luck tomorrow. i cannot wait to hear all your stories from Boston!
http://beboldrunwild.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

Go Mel! Good luck!

X-Country2 said...

I'm SOOOOO excited to stal--, er, "track" you tomorrow! You're going to do GREAT!!!

sandi said...

You are so ready and will do great!

Blonde Mom Runs said...

Go Mel!!! I cannot wait to hear all about it! You are going to rock those hills!

Running Librarian said...

Good luck and have fun! Enjoy the sites and the people you see on your run too :)

Michelle said...

So excited for you! Can't wait to see pics!

Zaneta said...

yay!! i'll be following you!! I'm so excited!! :) have fun out there mel!

Laurie said...

Exciting!!! Can't wait to read all about it. :)

Cynthia said...

So exciting!! Good luck and have fun!!

Jen said...

I hope you have the run of your life. Good luck

H Love said...

It is going to be great! So happy and excited for you!!

B Sue Fly said...

good luck, have fun and enjoy the experience!

Richelle said...

So excited for you! Good luck tomorrow and, most importantly, have fun! There's no race like Boston.

runluaurun.com said...

Rock on Tall Mom! The crowds here are absolutely incredible!

happybzymama said...

Thinking of you today, and wishing you all the best! You inspire me!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

thinking of you this morning! have fun and soak it all in! Enjoy the MOMENT!

Stacey (aka Ultraprincess) said...

Hope you enjoyed yourself!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

SO proud of you Mel and all your hard work and dedication! We all are rooting for you!!

And thanks for the reminder---I need to work on the "believe" part of that.

Indi said...

YOU have this!!!! Best of Luck!

Allison said...

Good luck today and have fun!! :)

Marissa said...

KICK SOME BOOTY :) ahhhhh sooooooooooo AMAZING!!!!

Marlene said...

Lynette is awesome! Glad you got to see the slideshow before your race. GO MEL!

Marlene said...

I just got your 5K split! WAHOO!

A Finley said...

Run Mel Run! Believe!

Marlene said...

Still watching your splits! RUN STRONG! You're half way there!!!!

Marlene said...

ROOTING FOR YOU! Hang in there for the finish, 4:00 within reach!!!!!

Marlene said...

CONGRATS MEL! Boston Marathon Finisher! Woot!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Jen @ TheTrailGoesOnForever said...

I tracked your race with a smoking
4:01:26 finish. Nice job! Can't wait to hear all about your experience.

A Finley said...

I just saw your finish too! Yay Mel! Great job!

Zoƫ said...

CONGRATS MEL!!!! I am SOOOOOOO PROUD of you! I tracked you the entire time and was so excited for you! Can't wait to hear EVERYTHING!

Twila said...

You are done! I think you did awesome and I hope you enjoyed every minute of it.

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Great job Mel. You and your family must be so proud.
Enjoy!
Relax!
Soak it all in!

runninglawyer said...

Congrats!!!! You did a GREAT job!

Carrie said...

Congratulations, Boston Finisher! You did GREAT today!!

Joy Blaylock said...
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Joy Blaylock said...

Congrats, Mel. What an awesome job! Can't wait to read all about it!!!!

Nichole said...

Hey Mel! I am new to reading your blog but wanted to congratulate you on your great Boston finish! I am new to marathons, have only run one but dream of Boston someday. Congrats!

JF said...

Congrats on a great run!!! Hope it was an awesome experience for you!

swyers said...

Thought about you all day Mel! Congratulations on being a Boston Marathoner and I look forward to reading all about it!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I know its late to comment on this, but I was thinking of you all day. So glad you and your dad crossed that finish line and had a fantastic experience!! You are amazing Mel!

Melissa Bitton said...

Nice time gal!

Jacky said...

Absolutely love that quote "all things are possible if you believe"... that's sooooooooooooo true! You go girl! I'm sure you did awesome! Congrats!

Darlene said...

I was tracking too. You did great! You must be proud!

Rhubarb said...

I tracked you too, getting texts throughout my morning. I was cheering for you as I took the kids to the zoo. Good work!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

A million congrats to you :) I can't wait to read the recap!