Posts Tagged ‘domination’

Lisa ran a marathon!

Sunday morning, we got up bright & early at 5 so Lisa would have plenty of time to get ready.  She brought back-ups for everything, peanut butter from home, and her foam roller. So prepared!!

all set to go! I dropped Lisa pretty close to the start around 6:45, parked the car by mile 6 & walked over to Love Park. I was just past the mile 1 mark, but didn’t see Lisa or anyone else I knew for that matter. I did get to see the elite runners come out, so cool.

 Around 6.5 – here she comes!
What are the chances two people wearing orange right next to each other?!

running is soo much fun! Just past the half marathon mark – I got there just in time to get her attention & snap this of her passing. I had tried to get her again at mile 9.5 but she ran by as I was trying to park. Oops.

 I camped out at mile 22 to wait for her and spotted her as she was approaching.She looked fantastic! Having a ball.
Pictures don’t capture how excited she was.

 caught her right after the finish!  4:07:43“Li, unreal! you just ran a marathon! way faster than you expected!”
“Yeah it didn’t feel that hard”
you’re crazy. I love it.

 lots of stretching

obviously before I told her it was a 15 minute walk to car. sorry! ice bath = excellent plan and post race beverage! proof I was there.

Lisa killed it. So proud of you!!

I definitely had fun chasing her around the city, but can’t say I wasn’t disappointed to be sidelined. I’ll be back in action as soon as I possibly can. I’m already itching to run. Plus, seeing her conquer the full for the first time made me want to do that much more.

How was everyone’s weekend?
who was racing? any PR’s out there?


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I can’t

I planned to test my foot on Wednesday night by cranking out a few miles on the treadmill.
(Note to self – if you have the choice between real gym with like 10 treadmills & apt building gym with 3, its much safer to go with more.) 
I went home threw some laundry in and tried to get on a treadmill. No dice.  They were full. So I did 20 minutes on the elliptical, switched my laundry & came back. Still no open treadmills. Now what? I did 20 minutes on the climber/elliptical thing.  Foot felt a lil uncomfortable, but no pain and the longer I stayed on there, the less I noticed it.  Step in the right direction at least.

Enter optimistic Alli.  

of course I can run!  pumped for Sunday…

mile 6 of Prov Half. Philly? Pshh. I'm ready

oooo, maybe I can find a Thanksgiving race too!!  


Lets try actually running before I get ahead of myself. Good plan.

Yesterday, I jumped on a treadmill at lunchtime. It didn’t feel great from the beginning. A little uncomfortable but no actual pain.
5.8  became 6.0 became 6.6.  
I was aware of the foot but feeling great about it. Until 2.5 miles in  –  shooting pain.

I jumped off that treadmill FAST. It was awful. I’m standing on the edge on one foot, telling myself that was weird, but okay.. I’m not ready to give up yet.  I’ll walk a little and see how that goes.  4.0 for a minute or so. Doing alright. Maybe I can work my way back up??  I just ran 2.5 miles & was fine. Maybe I was just going too fast.    5.0, a light jog shouldnt hurt it, right?   30 seconds in, shooting pain. 

I’m done. I can’t.


I’m officially out for Sunday.  Obviously, I’m not excited about it. But if I can’t walk without pain at this point, running isn’t an option.

So, I have an appointment with a orthopaedist in a week and a half.  Delightful.


As for this weekend, I’m still heading to Philly tonight. I’m picking up Lisa at the train in the morning, hitting up the expo & hopefully meeting up with some bloggers. 

On Sunday, I’ll be cheering for Lisa as she runs her first FULL marathon.


dear lisa, 
I’m super jealous that you can run, in general and more specifically, a full marathon.   I promise to scream loud and take lots of pictures. I can not promise I won’t be embarrassing.  Can’t wait to see you dominate 26.2.
looove, alli


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a nearly perfect race morning.

good morninggg Brooklyn.

standard bagel & peanut butter.

slight debacle with the coffee situation. Hotel says coffee starts at 6 in the lobby and there was none. They didn’t even offer to make any. Come on now.  Unhappy runners

Chrissy & Breen- little chillywe’re ready to runlining up in Corral 5

Course was a little hilly but pretty.  Hills felt surprisingly okay though. I never run hills but Philly will be hilly so I’m glad it wasn’t flat. I’m not usually a fan of running loops but it worked.

Semi-ridiculous that in the 4 years I lived in NY, I’d never been to Prospect Park

The miles went by fairly quickly. I felt pretty good, like I was going at a solid pace.

RunMeter says I ran 6.4 which cant be right & the splits came out at

mile 1: 9:25
mile 2: 9:13
mile 3: 8:51
mile 4: 9:06
mile 5: 8:50
mile 6: 8:34
mile 6.2: 9:46

(I find it really hard to believe that I slowed down like that at the end)

OFFICIAL TIME: 57:02  pace – 9:11

and we’re done!! 
I love pretty medals

SO SO excited that I broke 60 minutes.

It amazes me that 2 weeks ago I ran a 1:04:25 and this morning I ran 7 minutes faster.

dominated Brooklyn!

I’ll recap last night’s fantastic dinner and this morning’s post-race brunch tomorrow.

anyone else race this morning? or tomorrow? 


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