Saturday, April 19, 2008

Baastin Marathon

Yesterday afternoon Shannon and I cruised up to the 112th Boston Marathon race expo and picked up my packet.

My race bib

At the expo

Shannon made some posters

My mind might need to take over right from the start…

I’m fighting a stomach bug which isn’t helping my hydration and nutrition. (Alex was sick this week and I helped him eat an ice cream cone the other night. Bad move.) Last night my stomach felt stable enough to try some food for the first time in 36 hours. So after going to the expo we hit the P.F. Changs by the Prudential Center and I had a bowl of rice.

It’s going to be the B.R.A.T. diet for me this weekend!

So my preparation leading up to Monday’s marathon hasn’t been ideal. (I wonder how many people’s blogs out there have a similar statement?) My focus has been to heal my ailing hip as opposed to training for a marathon. I must say though I am pleased that I’ve seen progress and that my hip hurts less each day. The physical therapy routine of stretches and exercises has been effective. I just wish I started it a month ago instead of waiting so long (and just hoping it would all go away.) Oh well. So although this wasn’t what I had in mind for Boston training, I am happy that I am physically ok enough to go ahead with doing the race!

The weather for Monday looks like it will be perfect: Upper 50’s and partly cloudy. The excitement of the race is already buzzing around the city. I’m psyched to be a part of such an awesome event! A great reward for all the hard work of training over the long haul!

I think I’ll take the advice of my fortune cookie from P.F. Changs last night: "Relax and enjoy yourself. "


Jeff said...

Good luck T-Bone! You and Mark are going to tear up the streets of Bean Town! Once all those race fans find out you're a Yankee's fan you'll have to kick it into high gear. We'll be watching for you on Versus from the West Coast. Congrats on making it this far!

AnthonyP said...

Good luck on Monday !!!

Bob Gentile said...

Broooooooooooooooooo have a great Boston Race Day....Just go out and ENJOY the MOMENTS!!!

I have it Tivo'd on Versus Channel, going to be fun to watch u speedy peeps :-)

Marcy said...

Ahhhhhh you're going to do killer!! ;D ;D

Carilyn said...

Go rock Boston! Can't wait to read the report!

Lauren said...

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll do great. And if you need to shit, just squeeze your cheeks.

jahowie said...

Good luck!!!