When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!

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When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!

Postby purdy65 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:37 am

Wow. Your story is eerily similar to my first Boston....so similar. The heat, walking the hills looking at the chalk signs written in the roadway, the left on Boylston. Something that stays with me every day. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!


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Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!

Postby La » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Jwolf wrote:
chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Will you keep in touch with Tom and Kathy? So cool how you had founds some support on the course.


I plan to. I tracked down their full names using their bib numbers and I knew where they were from so I have managed to find contact info for them both. We formed quite a bond during those tough miles and I would like to be in touch with them.


Such a cool story.

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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:16 pm

La wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Will you keep in touch with Tom and Kathy? So cool how you had founds some support on the course.


I plan to. I tracked down their full names using their bib numbers and I knew where they were from so I have managed to find contact info for them both. We formed quite a bond during those tough miles and I would like to be in touch with them.


Such a cool story.

Internet stalking at its best! :lol:


:wink: :lol:

Emails have been sent, now I wait to see if either of them reply.
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Postby alexk » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:47 pm

Huge, huge congrats!!! What a beautiful report from a beautiful person and runner :). I loved following your RE on Marathon Monday, Cheryl! It's infectious!!! Keep it coming :). I have no doubt you'll be back.
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:07 pm

alexk wrote:Huge, huge congrats!!! What a beautiful report from a beautiful person and runner :). I loved following your RE on Marathon Monday, Cheryl! It's infectious!!! Keep it coming :). I have no doubt you'll be back.


Thank you so much :D
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50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:09 pm

Dear Maniacs,

I've read back over all your replies several times and they make me so thankful to be a part of such a great online community. Most of you have been a part of this journey to Boston for many years and I want you to know that you each played a part in my accomplishing this goal. THANK YOU.

I hope I can repay the support and encouragement in some small way. I will do my best to be ridiculously enthusiastic for each of you in turn.

Chunky
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
MEC 10K Race 10- Nov. 5

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Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:10 pm

chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
La wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Will you keep in touch with Tom and Kathy? So cool how you had founds some support on the course.


I plan to. I tracked down their full names using their bib numbers and I knew where they were from so I have managed to find contact info for them both. We formed quite a bond during those tough miles and I would like to be in touch with them.


Such a cool story.

Internet stalking at its best! :lol:


:wink: :lol:

Emails have been sent, now I wait to see if either of them reply.



I've heard from Tom!!! :D I received a very kind email from him this afternoon. Now he wants to track down Kathy as well. Hopefully we'll hear from her soon.
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
MEC 10K Race 10- Nov. 5

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Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!

Postby Habs4ever » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:12 pm

chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
La wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Will you keep in touch with Tom and Kathy? So cool how you had founds some support on the course.


I plan to. I tracked down their full names using their bib numbers and I knew where they were from so I have managed to find contact info for them both. We formed quite a bond during those tough miles and I would like to be in touch with them.


Such a cool story.

Internet stalking at its best! :lol:


:wink: :lol:

Emails have been sent, now I wait to see if either of them reply.



I've heard from Tom!!! :D I received a very kind email from him this afternoon. Now he wants to track down Kathy as well. Hopefully we'll hear from her soon.

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Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!

Postby Jwolf » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:44 pm

chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:Dear Maniacs,

I've read back over all your replies several times and they make me so thankful to be a part of such a great online community. Most of you have been a part of this journey to Boston for many years and I want you to know that you each played a part in my accomplishing this goal. THANK YOU.

I hope I can repay the support and encouragement in some small way. I will do my best to be ridiculously enthusiastic for each of you in turn.

Chunky


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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:34 am

Like Lisa said, your story sounds like my first run in Boston as well....heat wave and 4:39:xx. My slowest marathon ever. It's not an easy course and coming off the winter weather it's hard to run with any heat, let alone a lot of heat!! It's all about the experience though. Once you realize that it's not going to be a "race" it sort of takes some pressure off I think ,and you can just go along and enjoy (as much as possible) the experience. As hard as the race can get at times, there's nothing like crossing a Boston finish line. Way to go!!! Awesome!!

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Postby Avis » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:26 pm

My goodness, what a wonderful adventure you had. You wrote such a vivid and thrilling report that I could just imagine your joy at the end of the race. Oh, so very well done, Ms. Melonhed. Congratulations!
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Postby RobW » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:00 pm

chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
Spirit Unleashed wrote:
deerdree wrote:thanks so much for this report! congratulations!!!!

only thing i'm waiting for now (unless i've missed it...) is a picture of you in THE JACKET. :)


THIS!!!!!


I haven't taken that one yet! Will get on it............

Still waiting.... :!!

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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:38 pm

RobW wrote:
chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
Spirit Unleashed wrote:
deerdree wrote:thanks so much for this report! congratulations!!!!

only thing i'm waiting for now (unless i've missed it...) is a picture of you in THE JACKET. :)


THIS!!!!!


I haven't taken that one yet! Will get on it............

Still waiting.... :!!



wait a minute.........it's been OVER a year and I haven't seen your photo yet............... :what: :!! :!! :!! :!! :!! :!! :!! :!!
You show me yours and I'll show you mine :lol: :lol:
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
MEC 10K Race 10- Nov. 5

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Postby RobW » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:36 pm

Busted! :lol:

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Postby Miss*Smiles » Fri May 05, 2017 9:34 pm

I was finally able to read your report. I always knew you were an amazing person. Now Boston knows too :D I'm so proud of you. Xo
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun May 07, 2017 5:17 pm

Miss*Smiles wrote:I was finally able to read your report. I always knew you were an amazing person. Now Boston knows too :D I'm so proud of you. Xo


Thank you D!!
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
MEC 10K Race 10- Nov. 5


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