Friday, April 16, 2010

26.2 Miles of Love

This Monday Boston takes a day off to cheer on the all of the amazing runners who show their hearts from Hopkinton to downtown Boston. My good friend and fellow blogger Jessica is running, and I'll be at the sidelines cheering her, members of my running group, and everyone else on.

-Dick and Rick Hoyt-the amazing father and son team that run Boston every year and will be getting a lot of cheers from me.
Just tell me this video doesn't make you tear up a bit

The distance race is a struggle that results in self-discovery. It is an adventure involving the limits of the self.
-Paul Weiss

-Ultra-Marathons. I really want to take the plunge, and go far. The siren song of ultra-distances has been calling to me for several months now. Listen to this commentary on the limits of the human body, and interviews with ultra-athletes. How far can the body go? Should its limits be pushed? Can my body be a science experiment?

"We run to undo the damage we've done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered."
John Bingham

-26.2 Secrets about the Boston marathon: That you don't know, here

A marathon is like life with its ups and downs, but once you've done it you feel that you can do anything.
Weekend Events
  • Free Swag: The Boston Marathon Expo runs all weekend, and has everything any runner could ever want for sale or fo' free!
Best of Luck to All!


Jess said...

You rock my freakin socks!! THanks for the shoutout and an agenda of the happenings on marathon monday!!

I think, depending on how this goes, I might start training ultra-style with you! There's one in VT in Sept that might be nice :-)

Cora said...

Love the quotes!! Thank you!!