Wednesday, September 29, 2010

FYI:I Am Running A Marathon This Weekend!

Hi everyone! It is officially time for me to come clean! I have been keeping a secret for a long time:) I took myself off hold for running the Twin Cities Marathon! I am sure that some of you might have figured that some thing was up when my 20 mile race recap was posted. I know Jill and Heather suspected it....I could tell from the comments that I got and have been getting. My plan was to keep it secret until after the race. I just can't do that....keeping this secret has been torture for me! I ran that 20 miler to see if I could do it and feel confident enough to go the full 26.2! I think that I can do it! I am ready for that challenge and will run on Sunday. I promise that I will run it smart and easy!
This is what I am going to be wearing race day! I really want to let people know that I am running because I hope to see other Minnesota bloggers there:) Oh, and Jeri! There are several members of my running group who are running the Twin Cities 10 mile! If you are reading this and see me on race day, please, send me tons of cow-bell! Unfortunately, not a single person from my family will be cheering me on for my first marathon:( Long story...not getting into it in this blog post. I could use all of the support and positive race vibes that I can get! Can you help a newbie out? This will most likely be my last post until after the race! I hope to have tons of fantastic pictures and a great race recap:)
Minnesota bloggers and running group peeps...please look for me! I would love to see you all! Good luck to everyone running on Sunday!
Happy running, biking, swimming and lifting! Cheers to you all!
Oh, one more thing, bloggers from Vegas are awesome!

81 comments:

  1. Wow Julie, that is amazing!! Best of luck although you don't need it!

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  2. Woo hooo!!!! You're going to do awesome!!

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  3. Very exciting. I;m sure you will do great. Have fun!

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  4. Ill look for you on the course! Run well and enjoy the day!

    Derek

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  5. Excellent Julie! You are ready! You'll be great! I will be thinking about you and sending a million positive thoughts your way!! Have fun. I can't wait to read the race report and see the pix!

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  6. Awesome! You are going to do great Julie!!!! Looking forward to reading all about it!

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  7. JULIE!!!! This is great!! ...But please take it easy. I know you have been doing so well lately with your pace and your health, so I trust you will run smart!!

    I wouldn't be surprised to hear you're doing another marathon the weekend after this one as well. :P You are amazing -- GOOD LUCK! I'll be cheering you on from afar!!!

    xoxoxoxoxoxo
    A

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  8. also BTW if you are solo and you get to the start early (I know you like to get to the races early:) the backside of the Metrodome will be open and you can grab a spot in the concourse, it might be a little chilly in the morning its a great spot to hangout before dropping of sweat bag and heading for the corrals

    Excited for you !!

    -Derek

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  9. I am soooooo excited for you!!! You are going to do so awesome- I look forward to a great race report with lots of great photos!!!

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  10. you're so sneaky! hahahahah.

    have a good race.

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  11. So excited! You're going to rock. :)

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  12. Hi Julie!

    You are awesome! Good luck on Sunday! I will cheer for you. I am running the 10 mile.

    I am also working a booth at the marathon expo. If you have time you should stop by. I am going to post about it soon. We will be right across from the bathrooms. I am working for a start up company called Activ8 mobile.

    Have fun and be careful!!!
    Julie

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  13. Holy Crap, Julie! Yes, I knew something was brewing but didn't know it was TC!! You didn't even mention it in your little email the other day!! Ok I'm going to let it slide...only cuz I'm so freaking EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! You go, girl!! I hope you've taken this week to rest up, carb up, and RUN STRONG SUNDAY!! I can't wait!!!
    xxoxoxoxoxxoxo

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  14. I'm so excited! Your first marathon! Can't wait to read all about it. Good luck on Sunday! I know you will have a great race! (:

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  15. Good luck Julie! You're going to do great!

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  16. Yay, so exciting for you! Hopefully we will run into each other. If you need someone to hold your pace back, you can run with me. :)

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  17. You will do great! Have fun and run one mile for me as I will not be running that day. Another year though!

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  18. I could tell by your mileage the marathon was back in the plan, I just thought I missed your announcement. Of course you can do it! I'm so excited for you!

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  19. You go girl! May the mojo be with you!

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  20. Woo hoo! I've been wondering since it looked like you've been keeping your mileage up.

    Sadly, I'm still out. I'm probably going to start with a friend and drop out at Calhoun and finish the loop around the lake for 7 miles. Get some value for my registration.

    Good luck! You'll rock it, even taking it easy.

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  21. I'll be cheering like crazy from TN!!!!!!!

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  22. Hurray, good for you! You are going to love it! Let us know how it goes ASAP. Good luck!

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  23. How exciting!!! Wow! You are going to do great...I can't wait to read the recap :) Woohoo!!!!!!

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  24. Hi Julie! Best of luck this weekend. I hope to see you! Despite my lack of training I am still going to hit the course (I can't say I will run much). It is worth a try.

    I can't wait to hear about your experience.

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  25. Good luck! I know you are going to totally rock it. Can't wait to read the race report.

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  26. This is wonderful, Julie. Have wonderful 26.2 miles. You are going to rock in your outfit. Hope to see some pics of you in it.
    I am looking forward to your race report.

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  27. How exciting!! I wish I could be there to cheer you on and ring my cowbell!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  28. You will be amazing! I'm so so so excited for you! That first marathon is the most awesome awesome awesome feeling - I cannot wait to hear all about it!

    FYI - I had no family with me my first marathon, either. It will still be an amazing experience for you. I promise. Just frame it the right way in your mind, and you'll love it despite them not being right there with you.

    Love you - and good luck this weekend! One of my running buddies will be there running, too! And - have FUN!

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  29. Whew hew! Yay, yay, yay! Sending happy running vibes your way! You're gonna love it! Can't wait to read the recap of your new experience! So exciting! I'll ring my cowbell from my neck of the woods for ya! :)

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  30. Awesome! How you kept it a secret at all is beyond me. That is exciting! Best of luck to you - I'll be rooting for you from over here in Oregon!
    ~RR

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  31. You sneaky little Golden Golpher you. That is awesome. I think you are going to WIN the race Julie. Yes, I said that. You are going to do great!

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  32. omg, i love that your 'out' is like you're pregnant or something! too funny!

    and you KNOW you'll find so much love, strength and support from us in bloggyland!

    GO GO GO!;-)!!

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  33. YAY!! Go you! If I lived closer I would definitely come cheer you on! I'll be cheering for you where I am tho! :) You'll do great! :D

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  34. Hooray Julie! You will do great in your first marathon - way to keep it a secret so long. That shows you are strong. :)

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  35. Good luck, Julie!! I was suppose to be running my first marathon this weekend but didn't get my registration in in time and they closed registration (doubled the number of runners from last year). I will be at said marathon Sunday - not yours :( - and will tell everyone all about it next week.

    Race smart! Trust your training! And, as my friend Steve says, respect the distance.

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  36. Hi Julie, just to wish you all the best of luck in your first ever marathon. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed mine. Believe me, it was a life-changing experience!
    After that awesome performance over 10 miles I'm sure you'll do OK. Give it your best shot, don't be carried away too fast at the start, relax, do your own thing, control the pace and trust the training effect. You've an awful lot of people rooting for you. Go, go, go!

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  37. AAAHHH!! I can't believe you kept it a secret that long...have an amazing time! Can't wait to hear about it.

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  38. Aaahh good luck Julie! I hope you have a great race and have some local bloggie friends to cheer you on! Can't wait to hear about it :-)

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  39. I can't wait...this is so exciting! Good Luck....Have fun!!!

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  40. WooHoo!! Have a great race and a great weekend. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  41. I was wondering why you had been running so much but thought you were still on the agreement with your doc for no-marathons. I am glad you are feeling better though and not as "allergic" to running as you thought :) Good luck and have fun!!

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  42. Wow Julie! I am so glad you feel up to it! Best of luck out there. Remember the runner's prayer at mile 22--"Lord if you'll lift them up, I'll put them back down!"

    Good luck!

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  43. yay thats awesome. kick some butt out there...but also take it easy!!!

    good luck!

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  44. GOOD LUCK AND BE CAREFULL!! Even more have fun!

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  45. You are going to do really well! I know it! I knew something was up but figured you would spill the beans when ready. Godspeed Julie! And rememebr to smile when you cross the finsih line!

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  46. Yay Julie! I'm so excited for you! You are going to do great - just listen to your body!

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  47. So excited for you, I'm absolutely sure you are going to do great. Good luck!

    As you might suspected you won't be seeing me there, I'd wish though. But I'll be thinking of you Sunday, maybe that helps too.

    Have fun Sunday.

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  48. I'm excited to cheer you on! I LOVE that tank top. Super cute. See you this weekend!!!!

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  49. Beautiful armor!!!! You will do it. Good luck. Corri come il vento!!!

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  50. Cheers for you! I am sure you will be great. Sorry your family can't be there. Imagine cow bells from me!

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  51. Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great!

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  52. Oh how exciting!!! I'll be cheering you from Canada. Good luck and I wish you all the best. Sorry that your family won't be there. :( I'm always in that boat, except my husband at least runs with me. I'd love to see someone special along the course or at the finish line, but they just don't get it. Oh well, it is what it is. Hope you have a fantastic race.

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  53. we're the 58th piece of good vibes

    remember..run the 20, race the 6.2 (in that order)

    and set 3 times..1 ok, 2 on target, 3 brilliant

    good luck..you'll do great

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  54. Wahoo Julie!! You will do great! good luck! I wish I was in MN this weekend to cheer everyone on, but school gets in the way of everything :) Enjoy it and you will do awesome!

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  55. Yay! Good luck this weekend! You are going to do great! I can't wait to read all about it! :)

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  56. Hi Julie-
    Just replying to your msg on my post today. No advise on the course or the run - just remember to breathe in and SMILE!!! its going to be a great day for a run. The wait time in the corral might be a little while so Ill wear a long sleeve cotton shirt and toss it to the side when we start running. Ill have cotton gloves Ill probably pitch at mile 1. Obviously if you havent already looked or studied the elevation chart and course do so. The stretch from Calhoun to Nokomis will be amazing. The route is my favorite (grew up so close to Calhoun and Harriet) and the crowds are fantastic. there's a couple "ups" that are no big deal, the parkway is meandering, Im sure you looked at what happens starting at mi.21 but dont dread it EMBRACE IT. It is awesome. I know you have a lot of people to lean on in the running community. if you have any Q's you want to bounce off me you can email me: drogmn(at)gmail(dot)com
    Ill be at the dome in the concourse before 7am. Hopefully around 630.

    Excited for you!
    -Derek

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  57. What's next? Gonna tell us that you are indeed attending the pasta dinner???
    Crazy. You are crazy. So have a great race, you're clearly ready.
    I do believe you'll be cautious, which better mean twice as many pictures as usual.
    And I know you said the family attendance situation is a "Long story" but let's be honest: You shouldn't keep the marathon a secret from your family, too. Just hide it from your adoring fans.
    Have a fun race!

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  58. get outta here... you go girl! have fun!!

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  59. Hi Julie,
    I am long time reader of your blog delurking to say GOOD LUCK at TCM!! I flew all the way from California to run it last year and loved it!! The course, the crowds, the weather - it was great!

    Mona

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  60. That's pretty exciting for you. Best of luck, I think you'll have a great time. Super weather on tap too.

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  61. Jeesh! One day your under doctor's orders. The next day you're running a marathon! Glad to hear that all is well. Best of luck this weekend! Most important - have fun and take pictures!

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  62. Hi Julie,
    I'm sure you are ready and you'll be great.
    I look forward to reading your race report and your happyness while you will be crossing the finish line.
    Good luck on your first marathon Julie!

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  63. Awesome news! Congrats...and good luck!

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  64. Another lurker out now, gulp. This very exciting for you... & me! I love seeing women in my peer group achieving amazing things I still dream of. You aren't by any chance a great jazz pianist, in addition to an awesome runner, are you?

    Best of luck in your 1st marathon! My heart runs with you, since my bod's not quite there yet (I'm at 10K for now). You go, girl! Don't forget: once you finish, I want you to run right home & dump "perhaps there's a marathon in my future" from your blogger profile, immediately & with great satisfaction :-)
    Congratulations in advance!

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  65. I have no doubt you will not only finish, but have a race to remember. I know people who have run this marathon before and loved it. The vibes are with ya! Kick it!!!

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  66. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. ENjoy - I have a friend from work that will be coming up for the marathon. It is her first.

    Sounds like the weather will be great for running. Might be a little chilly at the beginning - but as the race goes on - it will probably feel great.

    Have a great race. Can't wait for the race recap.

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  68. Good luck, Julie!! Have fun and I can't wait to hear how it goes!!

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  69. GL tomorrow!! I can't wait to read all about it.

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  70. Oh, good! When you ran the 20 miler I was thinking you were going to run tomorrow. You are going to do great! You are ready and have plenty of race experience to take it on. The weather is going to be perfect. Have a great time! I'll be cheering for you from my house!

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  71. Sending good thoughts your way this morning.

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  72. good luck with the marathon. Have fun!!

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  73. Good luck, Julie! I can't wait for your race report! I am thinking about you right now, as you are probably running at this very moment.

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  74. I'm thinking about you right now - you're running a marathon!

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  75. CONGRATS JULIE!!!!!!!!!!! 4:09? It looks like you were solid the whole way?! You should be PROUD that is HUGE!!!!!!
    Derek

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