Boston Day #2!!!

The temperature is going to be perfect, the rain is going to be not quite so perfect and who knows what the wind will be:)  But we will all be in the same boat and we will be running the Boston Marathon so who cares… no matter what, it will be quite the party on Monday! 

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Saturday started off with our last run of our training cycle.  3.5 miles at who knows what pace.  

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Just cross your fingers that the weather forecast for Monday suddenly changes to mimic the weather that we had yesterday:)

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Wouldn’t it be amazing to always walk inside your house and have eggs, potatoes and fruit waiting for you?  Hotels are the best.

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We showered real quick and made it just in time to watch the Men and Women’s Elite mile.  

Dejen Gebremeskel finished in 4:04 for first place!

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They all cruised by so so fast!

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Seyaum made a new course record with a 4:35!!!  

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We went back to the expo for a while, ate some pizza and then this chocolate dipped macaroon that entered my life at just the right time.

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The absolute most exciting part of the day was going to a Q & A with Desi Linden and Amy Cragg!  

PS did you guys know that these two used to be roommates together at ASU?!

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A few things about them!

Desi—>  She will be doing 6 easy miles today followed by a lot of relaxation.  She bought Red Sox tickets for everyone staying with her so that she could have some time on her own today before the race.  She will be running in the Brooks T7s.  Before today’s race she will be eating a bagel with peanut butter, lots of coffee and then a power gel about an hour before the race.  

Amy—> Amy will be getting in a 4 mile run today with strides and drills followed by some chiro work.  She will be relaxing and doing her best to not think about the race.  She’ll be eating eggs, toast and bacon (if they have it)!  Amy will also be wearing the Brooks T7s to race in.

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And then we found the finish line.  The beautiful, beautiful finish line.  

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Have a fabulous Sunday and pray for a little less wind for us on Monday mmkay?!?  Thanks!

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I’ll be praying for you!!! You are going to do GREAT!!! :)

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Temps are perfect! Hopefully the rain will stay light until after the race, and the winds are making me nervous!
I’m definitely excited for my first Boston!

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Here’s wishing you an awesome race and a memory of a lifetime! Enjoy yourself.

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good luck tomorrow! maybe the wind will be a tailwind :). also, can’t believe that amy can/will eat bacon before a marathon. must be the secret to success!

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Looks like you’re having fun! How cool to hear a QA with Desi and Amy – they are so inspiring! My fingers are crossed that you guys get a beautiful, wind-free day. But, n matter what, enjoy the race!!!!

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I’m predicting perfect weather for race day! Good luck and enjoy every step of the course, it’s such a fun race!

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Looks like an awesome day! Hotels are amazing! Do they offer more food because it’s the marathon weekend? I’ve seen so many finish line pictures on intagram! So many smiles. I also see you’ve been really busy taking pictures with lots of people! Like a celebrity!

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Best of luck tomorrow! No matter what the weather you have earned your spot at Boston Marathon! That is incredible!

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I have a lot of friends who will be attending the same party, prayers for all of you running on Monday.

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HUGE prayers! I love that jacket on you and soo cool to hear what the elites will do today. So smart to buy Red Sox tickets!

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Enjoy every mile rain or shine!

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What a fun race weekend!!! I admire how passionate you are about elite runners… I totally consider you one of them ;) Cannot wait to hear every itty bitty recap of this race, GAHH! Hope you got great sleep last night, and that the weather remains calm tomorrow. YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS JANAE :)

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Girl, you are AWESOME! Thank you for bringing us along for your journey. I’ll be praying for you!

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Praying for good weather! The forecast for my last race said rain until the day before, so hopefully you get similiar luck! Either way you are going to run an amazing Boston!

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Goodluck!!!! You will be awesome

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It was so great to meet you yesterday!!! I am now the envy of all my friends. :) Have an awesome run tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I tried keeping an eye out for you yesterday, hoping that I’d randomly bump into my favorite running blogger, but no such luck. Turns out we watched the same incredible races just about 1/2 a block from each other! In any event, I’m glad you’re loving Boston as much as those of us from Boston do (minus the normal traffic and lack of parking :) ). Hope you have another fabulous day!!

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I am enjoying all your pre-race posts and so psyched for you! I don’t have plans to run a marathon in my lifetime, but you have me *halfway* off the fence at this time ; ) GO GIRL!

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I’m looking forward to following along with you tomorrow, good luck!

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Looks like so much fun. Have a great race. May the wind be always at your back.

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Wishing you an awesome race (perfect temp for racing!) with a fantastic tailwind!! :)
You are going to rock it!!!!

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I popped down to Back Bay for a little while yesterday just to see what was going on – so fun to see all the runners out and Boylston street totally closed off! I am going to do some spectating tomorrow, hope to see you run by!

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Looks like you are having an amazing time! Good luck tomorrow! Whatever happens just enjoy the ride!

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Glad you are having fun
Temps look great for running. The winds will not be as strong as the Utah canyon winds you’ve trained in. Planning on wearing blue and yellow tomorrow to try to channel the Boston fun.

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Sooo jealous. Ah that’s awesome.!! That’s so cool you got to take a pic with them :) and hoping you guys don’t get too much wind on Monday.!!
:)

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I am soooo hoping that you have little to no wind and that the rain isn’t too heavy. I actually run really well in some rain so maybe it’s not such a bad weather forecast! Get some rest today!

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Good luck! Prayers and good vibes for an awesome, minimally windy race :)

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Have fun Janae! I do hope the wind holds off for the race.

Today was CRAZY windy during my run, but weirdly it was my fastest run in awhile. I think when it was at my back it was pushing me along more than when it was trying to knock me down while I was running into it.

Can’t wait to see the big event tomorrow!!

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I’m having so much fun reliving my Boston weekends vicariously through your daily recaps! Good luck tomorrow, and have fun! Can’t wait to read your race recap!

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Wouldn’t it be the bomb dot comb if the wind showed up as a tailwind? How sweet would that be?!?! Otherwise, yeah… wind sucks hairy sasquatch fingers. And are you really standing there beside Desi and Amy? You got to TOUCH THEM?!? SO cool, I can’t even stand it. Have fun, girly!!!! WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!

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I wish you the very best of luck tomorrow! I’ve enjoyed all your pics you posted…& those lobster socks are sooooo cool! Sending many positive thoughts your way tomorrow!

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Good luck tomorrow! Have a great time!

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Please, please let the weather forecast be wrong!!! On my to the expo and today it is just gorgeous!!! No matter what, Boston is Boston and we are ready to run!!!!!

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Welcome to Boston! Awesome weather today and yesterday – bummer about the weather tomorrow – that’s New England for you :( Hope you’re having a great day here!

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Good luck!!!! I am so jealous. Can’t wait to run Boston one day!

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Sounds like so much fun!! Do you wear a hat in the rain? I did for my half marathon in Nashville in 2013 and I loved that it kept the rain from getting in my eyes. I am sure you know that, but I love running in ball caps! You’re going to kill it! Will be cheering for you!

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When you said what they run and eat before “today’s” race….the race is on Monday. So are you telling us what they do the day before on Sunday? I’m assuming the miles run is on Sunday, the day before, but the food you mentioned is on Marathon Monday….

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Good luck!! Trust your training and enjoy every second of it!

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Good luck tomorrow!

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So exciting!! Get lots of rest today janae!

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Good luck, hope the weather is perfect!

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Loving all of your pictures!! I am living vicariously through your pictures!!! How exciting it must be to be in Boston at this time!!!! And to meet great runners like Desi!!! Oh my goodness!!! I would be star struck!!!!!

Praying for perfect running for you and all the people running Boston!!!! Good Luck!!!! Can’t wait to hear about it!!!! I will try to check into the race while at work tomorrow!!!! Man, this job thing has a tendency to get in the way!! LOL!!! I am thankful to have a job!! I will definitely DVR race though!!!! :)

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Hoping the weather cooperates for you guys tomorrow!

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Good luck Jane! I love the second photo in this post, great friends pic! :)

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Good luck, Janae!!!! Sending positive thoughts to you from NH to Boston :)

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So excited for you! Have the best rest of your Sunday! I know you’ll rock it tomorrow!

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Looks like you’re having a fun weekend – have a blast tomorrow!

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I hope the race goes fantastically for you, and I look forward to cheering from my office :)

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I’ll be cheering for you tomorrow, Janae!!! You are going to have an incredible experience no matter the conditions. You have trained hard for this and it will be so fun to see your work come to fruition. Enjoy every second!!!

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You got this Chica! I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow and cheering you on!

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I’m so excited for you! You’re going to rock this race!

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I will most definitely be praying for you/the weather. But I also know you will be able to handle and conquer whatever comes your way.

I will also be praying the a delicious chocolate dipped coconut macaroon magically lands in my hand today. We learn in church all the time that miracles still happen today. Every time I see those delicious cookies at Yogurtland, I legitimately fill up a cup with them and buy them. YOLO.

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Best of luck tomorrow, Janae!! You are going to do great!!! :)

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Good Luck!!! That hotel breakfast is looking pretty tasty!

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Praying for maybe only a nice light rain and tailwind! Thanks for sharing this adventure with us and wishing you all the best!

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I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to read all about it!! Good luck tomorrow!! When the going gets tough just think of Brooke and push through! You’ll doing amazingly :)

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So excited for you! You’re going to do great! :)

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You are staying in my hood, Janae! So fun seeing all your pictures. I’m so excited for you. You are going to do amazing tomorrow!!

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I just watched a video of the course and it looks like there is a Trader Joe’s at mile 20-something, resist the urge to stop and shop! However, isn’t there a candy store near the finish line?

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Good luck tomorrow Janae! Thoughts and prayers are with you! I will be cheering for you from Illinois :)

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i am so excited for you and Team Stoneyfield. You will be running with my coach, which I think is amazing. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Thinking of you all and wishing you an amazing experience.

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This is so exciting! I get all goose bumpy seeing your photos-my brother and cousin are running Boston and my mom, aunt, and niece are there watching! I’m getting photos galore and loving it!

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Good luck, and have fun! :)

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Have a wonderful race. I can’t wait for the recap!

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You will do amazing! I hope that the wind is minimal for you!!!

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It looks like you are having a great time! My fingers are crossed that the weather will be AWESOME.

Good luck tomorrow!!! You got this, girl! :)

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Oh my word! You met Desi! Desi met HRG!

I am SO incredibly excited for you, words cannot even describe. We are praying for you to have a memorable race, lots of fun, and no injuries! Thank you for sharing this with those of us who may never get to run Boston.

Put this in your pocket and take it out tomorrow when you need it:
GO, JANAE, GO! WOOOOOOO!!! YOU ARE AWESOME! SO FAST! INSPIRATIONAL! YOU MAKE THIS LOOK EASY! RUN LIKE YOU HAVE WINGS ON! WOOOOO!! :)

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I hope the wind is minimal and the rain holds off. Either way, have a kick ass run!

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So excited for you tomorrow Janae! Whatever the weather ends up doing, I am sure you will do great and love the Boston scenery!

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Go Janae go!! You are stronger than any wind, rain or whatever might try to slow you down. You have been so dedicated to your training and it will all show tomorrow. Go girl!

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Wishing so much good luck to you!!!! I have no doubt that you are going to absolutely kill this. I’ll be cheering from Michigan!

YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS!

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Best wishes and weather, Janae! What an amazing accomplishment to be at Boston, and all your hard work is sure to pay off!

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Definitely praying for good weather and sending tons of good luck vibes your way. <3

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I ran the BAA 5K then watched the milers. I was on the look out for you but never spotted you!

Have a great race! Enjoy the energy of Boston!

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PRAYING! I am so excited for you! You can do it girly!!

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Good luck tomorrow!!! :) :)

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Good luck with Your race today! I Kopecký the weather is Kind and you will enjoy it all the way <3 I miss Boston, will be with you in my thoughts ;-)

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Best of luck to you!! Your going to rock this marathon. You are an inspriation! I dont comment much but I read your blog all the time and I have been for over a year now. Kick some butt out there and I can’t wait to hear about it!!

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Best of luck Janae!!

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Good luck and proud of you!

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Go go go Janae!!!

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Janae! You are just so so darned cute!!! Love ya, girl! <3 <3

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Looks like a great day!!

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