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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

tickle me tuesday: marathon edition

I'm linking up with Sarah today
for another addition of Tickle Me Tuesdays
This week's edition honors the Boston Marathon,
which took place yesterday.
I didn't get to watch it this year, but I always love 
tracking it online, via Twitter or watching clips on TV.
The energy downtown on Sunday was already intense. 

{favorite running shoes}
{top American finisher}
Ryan Hall finished 4th with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
making him 
fastest American in marathon history [image]
I have never run a marathon, but I admire the many
runners who take on this annual event.

Do marathon runners inspire you?


  1. Yes! I <3 the Boston marathon. I hope to run it one day :) Other inspirations from yesterday: did you see that Joan Benoit Samuelson ran 2:51? She's 53 yrs old (that's about 6:30 min/mile for 26.2 miles)! And Kara Goucher (5th place, 2:24) just had a baby last fall! But I think the most inspiring stories can come from further back in the race - people like the Hoyts Truly inspirational!

  2. Just came over from the linky party {I linked up too}. Marathon runners totally inspire me! In fact, I just ran my first 1/2 marathon on Saturday! I'm still totally pumped! I cannot even imagine running a whole...but maybe someday!

  3. I totally admire marathon runners (I could never do it!) Love your finds!

  4. they totally inspire me.
    but by mile 5 my legs want to fall off.
    26 . somethin' that rough.
    maybe someday

  5. I admire their determination and perseverance. They have a goal and do what they have to in order to reach it.

  6. 2 hours and 5 minutes. If I could make a marathon that short I would do it too...sadly, I'm sure I would truuuuly live up to the common belief - marathon = long, very long.

  7. I'm in awe of marathon runners! The must be a pretty determined crowd....

  8. Jeesh I can barely run up a set of stairs without being winded...congrats to all the marathon runners! What an inspiration :)

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  9. Any sort of runner inspires me. I ran a ton in soccer and didn't mind it much then - I suppose if it's to get somewhere and/or do something, it doesn't feel like so much work. I've tried to "become" a runner so many times and . . . I'd rather just dance. Or sit on my couch. ;)

  10. Marathoners inspire me. I used to run 5Ks and 10Ks before I got injured and now I can't anymore. But just watching them and seeing them train, the dedication, etc is very inspirational. Great post!

  11. I've done a 25k and halfs but can't even fathom a full marathon! & then the paces they run!? They sure do! A lot of dedication and determination!


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