Let’s talk about the race and what will they think of next?

April 16, 2012

Just because I thought it would be fun to completely and totally gross you out…..

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Pizza Hut in the UK will now be offering a hot dog stuffed crust pizza.  Billy wants to go visit just to try the pizza.  I told him that I will just buy him a piece of pizza AND a hot dog next time we are at the Costco food court and he got really excited.

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Breakfast was courtesy of the lovely sister.  Our fridge is empty and so I stole her food last night.  I thought pretzels with cheese was good?!?! Um…apples with cheese is even BETTER!  I have never really loved the yogurt that you have to mix in the fruit yourself but the below one was pretty good.

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Even though I had to go back to work today (let’s be honest, after 9 days off I didn’t get out of bed until the last second possible) my morning was great.  I was able to watch the majority of Boston during my prep period and for PE we watched part of the race.  Watching it on the projector was a brilliant idea.  The kids LOVED watching it and really got into it:)  They wanted me to excuse them from their next class so that they could finish watching.

I just wanted to jump on a treadmill and watch it at the same time…didn’t it just make you want to run?

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When the men STARTED the race it was already 73 degrees, that made me start sweating just thinking about it.  I have never seen the elites drink so much throughout the race (the elites were allowed to get drinks at non-official aid stations due to the heat this year), I can’t imagine how hard the heat was on their bodies.  Did you see how the girl handing out water almost tripped Sharon Cherop? Who walks in front of lead group of women that are running 10 mph?

Results:

Men:

1.  Wesley Korir 2:12:40

2. Levy Matebo 2:13:06

3. Bernard Kipyego 2:13:13

Women:

1. Sharon Cherop 2:31:50

2. Jemima Jelagat Sumgong 2:31:52

3. Georgina Rono 2:33:09

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Remember how I had JAKE on the blog for a guest post?  It made me BEYOND happy to see him on TV (he is number 29).   He took 23rd PLACE!! WOW!!!

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DID YOU WATCH BOSTON TODAY?!?!  What did you think?

What is the hottest weather that you have ever ran in?

What is the weirdest combination of food that you have seen a restaurant or fast food establishment offer?

What was the last piece of fruit that you had?

Carina April 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I loved watching today, but I could see from all the friends how tracked just how miserable it was. The hottest for me was Chicago in 07. I think it got into the early 90s. They cancelled the marathon about 3 hours and change after the starting gun.

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Carina April 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Oops, I mean the temps got into the LOW 90s. Early 90s makes it sound like a long time ago.

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Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I’ve actually never watched it before but I watched a bit of it this morning – it was very inspiring! Though I don’t think I’ll ever be able to run a marathon – even a half would be a dream! Maybe one day :) And I was so confused when the girl handed her the water – was she not supposed to give water at that point?

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Janae April 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I don’t think she was an actual race volunteer but she just stepped out and started handing out water?!?! I am really confused too! I think you could DEFINITELY do a 1/2 or full!

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stephanie April 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm

i ran a marathon yesterday ( the temps were 85 + humidity and then rain halfway through) , so I watched Boston on my living room floor stretching the whole time and it was so exciting!! nothing like yelling at your computer while rocking pigeon pose. i cant believe how different the race was because of the heat!

the hottest ive run in is like 110….i live in TX so its almost always 100+ in the summer

last fruit= grapefruit and then dried apricots (my favorite right now)

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Janae April 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

110….oh my goodness, I can’t even imagine!! AHHH CONGRATS on your marathon yesterday. 3:31 is absolutely incredible, way to go!

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Jake April 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm

THANK YOU for getting that screenshot!!!

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Janae April 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Jake you are incredible and we got a bunch of screen shots to send you ha:) Just read your race report, I can’t imagine dealing with that heat and the other things you were dealing with! You are amazing and can’t wait to meet you next week in SLC. 8th American…WOWOWOWOWOW!

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Chels R. April 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Just had some fresh strawberries! They were amazingly yummy :)

I did not watch at work today but peeped the results on the site and followed all of my twitter pals that ran it! It looked like everyone survived so I am happy about that! I get joy in seeing others perform well despite tough conditions!

I ran the Chi-town marathon (my first) back in 2010 when temps shot to the red advisory level. It was difficult but I think conditions like that only make you stronger!

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Erika@ You Just Did What April 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm

So great to hear that your students got into it!!
I can’t even imagine running 26.2 miles in the heat. I’m running the Ragnar next weekend and looks to be around 80 on fri. I’ll be running around noon when the sun is right overhead…little nervous about that, but still won’t be tackling the pace they are though!!
Last piece of fruit I had was an apple!! Yum!!

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Lindsey April 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I did watch some of it and felt so bad for them in that heat! It was one the first things I said would really affect the times.
I have ran in weather that was about 27 Celsius or 81 Fahrenheit, which was beyond my max.
I had a orange this morning!

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Shauna @ Balancing Bites April 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I wasn’t able to watch the race today. The hottest temperature I have run in has been 100+. I live in the desert, so it is always over 100 degrees from about May through September. The positive is there isn’t any humidity. The last fruit I ate was an apple and raisins.

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HollieisFueledByLOLZ April 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I was so into it the entire day. I legit screamed at that girl too ha. I can’t even fathom running in those conditions, though if I qualified, I don’t think I would have differed either. I don’t actually know what I would do…I’ll have to run a marathon first. :P

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Brooke @ sweats & sweets April 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Watched it up until Geoffrey Mutai pulled out, I was so sad for him! He could of set a new record (probably), but I felt bad for all the runners, that kind of heat is too intense for such a long race. But everyone did great!

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Ali @SeeAliEatSeeAliRun April 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Ahhh I was there last year when it was SO COLD! Such a change. I was so inspired last year seeing the elites (and my favorite Kara Goucher) run by. I was there cheering on my boyfriend (who PR’d at 3:02-thanks sea level!) and we were talking about this morning how next time we go it will be MY TURN to run!

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Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Holy crap that is hot!! I can’ t believe some of ‘em still ran such fast times. AMAZING what the human mind and body can do!

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Amanda April 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Didn’t watch Boston, but did read a live blog of it.

Best snack ever: chopped apples with blue cheese crumbles. I found non-expired blue cheese at target on clearance for 76cents and stocked up. I am set for WEEKS!

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Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More April 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm

What is the hottest weather that you have ever ran in? 90 degrees at my first 5K. Had trained in early mornings when it was only in the 50′s. That run hurt. Not good planning on my part.

What was the last piece of fruit that you had? Banana! Think I need another one, too.

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Jana (Running Vegetarian) April 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Funny. I saw the same advertisement and my first thought was to send it to my husband. He loves pizza and he loves hotdogs. I thought he’d want to take the first flight the UK. His response was, “I love both of those things and even that sounds gross”

I once ran with the heat index was over 100. Not my best idea. But we runners are crazy.

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Laura M. April 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I have run in 108* before. I live in Texas….surprisingly you get used to it after a couple weeks into summer. It’s not unbearable after the sun sets. And yes, even after it set it was 108!!!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

haha it’s often the norm for my husband to get a huge slice of pizza AND a hotdog from costco’s food court. i seriously don’t know where he puts it!

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I actually got to go to the marathon and watch!! It was absolutely amazing and such a cool experience. Sadly we were too late to see the elite runners, but it was still awesome :). I can totally picture you out there running and kicking butt!

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Haha I watched during class! So awful but I couldn’t tear myself away! The women’s finish was amazing and definitely made just want to get up and RUN!!!!

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Jaeme + Randy April 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm

My dad ran Boston (his 4th time running Boston) today. He said the temps got up to 93 degrees while he was running and he said just finishing this race was the biggest challenge for him. It was his slowest marathon time he has ever done but I think he was just glad to have finished!

We have done the Wasatch Back Ragnar 4 times and it has been in the high 90′s when we are running in the afternoon. It is a KILLER! But then again it has been pouring rain all day on us too. I’m not sure which is worse.

Last piece of fruit was an apple at lunch and before that, strawberries at breakfast. I cannot wait for summer watermelon…mmmm!

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Bethany April 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

my husband is OBSESSED with getting that hot dog stuffed pizza crust from Pizza Hut! he won’t settle as easy as your husband did and make his own at home, he wants to order it and have them ship it overnight! haha

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Janae April 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Our husbands should go get it together and we can go somewhere delicious to eat:)

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Olivia April 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

oh gosh that pizza looks like a terrible idea. yikes. haha. i like pizza and hot dogs once and a while, but not together!

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Hottest weather I’ve run in … probably close to 80. I ran in south Florida in July this past summer, but I got up super early so that it wouldn’t be TOO ridiculously hot! ;)

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama April 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I was glued to the tv all morning at work. Thankfully my patients loved watching it, too! So freakin’ inspiring to be pushing that hard. Crazy!

BTW – my hubs just told me about the hot dog pizza. Disgusting!!!

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Erica April 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I agree, once I got to school I was fine, but so ready for summer!

I did not watch it, but my running teacher friends and I kept updating each other.

Ran in100 heat in Vegas once. Nuts! Chris and I were in Vegas with friends. They are gambling, we are out running some miles in this awful heat. Why?

Ate watermelon and an apple today so far.

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Janae April 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Now I need some watermelon:) How many more days of school do you have until summer? I have 24 wahoo! 100 degrees…girl that is crazy!

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Erica April 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm

34 days!
Can I vicariously live through your exciting summer of change?

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Michelle April 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I watched part of Boston Marathon this morning but my little one turned it off before I could see the women finish. I have it recorded so I will watch the finish with my husband tonight. The last piece of fruit I had was a pear this morning. I have been loving pears lately.

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Lynette April 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Being in Boston today and this whole weekend was nothing short of inspirational! The heat was brutal closer to 90 than 80 ! I was so impressed by the runners performances despite the super unseasonable weather!

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Janae April 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

SO AWESOME you were able to be there to experience it all!

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Danica @ It's Progression April 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm

-I had an apple as part of my afternoon snack today alongside almonds and raisins (love that combo)
-I couldn’t watch the marathon today because of work : ( It’s so exciting to just hear about it though-so motivating!

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Lori Lynn April 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I just had an apple and a plum with my dinner. :-)

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Christy April 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

OMG! Just told my hubby about that pizza! I thought that I was making it up, but knew that I had heard it somewhere. He said, “Gross” meanwhile I was thinking hmmm….I’d try it. Did you ever see the King of Queens where Doug stops eating junk food and then they create the pizza burger. The burger between two slices of pizza. Sounds super messy. I guess it would make sense to go cheese side towards the burger. Maybe I’ll try it someday. I tried to watch some of the race at school, but it wasn’t loading on my ancient computer. I thought I could show it to my students and call it a health lesson- lol.
Last piece(s) of fruit were at our staff meeting. We had fruit kabobs, strawberries, grapes and pineapple.

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Meghan Rene April 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Oh! I had strawberries & melon dipped on some sort of yogurt / cream cheese concoction someone made! Yum.

It took some serious gonads to run Boston today. Here in NY I ran 4 miles and felt like I was going to barf – our bodies haven’t even had the chance to assimilate to it.

I am checking out all my friends facebooks who I know ran the BM. I miss home on days like these :/ (yes I am not a native NY, I am a native Bostonian).

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Tiffany April 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I watched Boston. It was exciting to see the women’s, I can’t believe second and first were 2 seconds apart! That was crazy when Korir caught back up for the lead! That is awesome that you watched it with your students, even if they aren’t that interested in running I am sure they’ll remember it and be inspired by it. :)

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Megan @ Run Like a Grl April 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Didn’t get to watch Boston because I was in school :( Boo! But it was HOT from what I heard. Craziness, I couldn’t imagine running 26.2 in that heat. Whoa.

That Pizza Hut pizza looks absolutely gross haha. How can people eat that?!!

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Laura April 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I caught most of it today, and was feeling for them in the heat! I ran a 5k on Saturday that started around 70 degrees and I felt like I couldn’t breathe- I cannot fathom running the marathon distance in it! And wow- hot dogs in the crust is disgusting… I thought we’d hit rock bottom already with junk food.

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Cate April 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I was at mile 17 watching the runners – Just at the beginning of the hills in Newton. I love the marathon. I’m bummed Mutai had a DNF but I’m sure he knew to listen to his body. That must be the hardest decision to make. I actually met and spoke with Bill Rodgers Friday night at an event sponsored by Saucony. He has 8 DNFs and he said his favorite place to drop out is Heartbreak Hill! It’s so inspiring to hear that the even most elite athletes have to drop out of a race at some point. I love Marathon Monday – It’s my favorite holiday!!!

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Siobhan @ SiobhanMcCarthy.ca April 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I LOVE how you got your class to watch the Boston Marathon on the projector. This is just one of the many reasons why I would want you as a teacher.

And hot dogs IN pizza crust?! I am disgusted but I guarantee if it was sitting in front of me I would have to take a bite!

Last fruit- black cherries! So delicious!

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Kay April 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

My good friend ran the marathon today, so so proud of her!!!

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Ricole Runs April 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I’ve been in Canada for a conference (and WITHOUT internet so WHAT’S NEW WITH YOU!) which was EXTREMELY inconvenient because like I said, I HAD NO INTERNET! That’s terrible in a regular situation but during the BOSTON MARATHON??!!! Seriously, how am I supposed to know ANYTHING?!

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Alyssa @ fit and fun in third April 16, 2012 at 7:04 pm

My first half marathon was in May two years ago and it somehow reached over 90 degrees during the run. It was horrendous, especially seeing people passing out throughout the race. I was totally out of it after the race, but luckily we knew it was forecasted to be really hot ahead of time so I made sure to be fully hydrated!

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Laura Duquette April 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I took my niece to the marathon today. First time for her. The heat was wicked bad!!! We cheered them on right after heartbreak hill. Mariah (who is 6 yrs old) stood on the side with her hand out high fiving them. She was yelling “good luck high fives” “this will get you to the finish line.” I love how some of the runners stopped and thanked her saying “I really need this”. One runner went out of her way to high five her & then asked her if she was having fun. Mariah said yes & then said “Are you having fun on your run?” I loved it. What an inspiration for a 6 year old who already tells me she is gonna win the Boston marathon one day.

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Renee April 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

So I totally convinced my 3 year old that it was a good idea to watch Boston this morning. I’m working on instilling a love of running early.

I’ve done training runs in the 90s-low 100s nothing too intense. And I ran a (really slow) 5k on the track in the 80s. (when it hadn’t been warm)

My boys and I were totally snacking on some yummy strawberries right before supper.

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Yellow Haired Girl April 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Is it bad that I saw that online last week and I decided I most definitely want to try it? Hahahaha

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Jen April 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I live in Burlington, VT, and today I went for a run while it was 86 out. I think the hottest I’ve been out in is 93. I can definitely only go for short distances in that kind of heat, and I drink so much water both before and after!

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Colleen April 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I didn’t get to watch Boston since I was teaching all day;however, I was following along via twitter. I realize that I’m very acclimated to the heat/humidity of the deep south, but I love running in the heat. I will run at noon in July (school is obviously out). Last summer the hottest day I ran it was 112 outside, but one summer it reached 120. Yes, I’m serious…and crazy. :))

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Grecia April 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm

During the summer I wake up before 6 so I can beat the 90+ degree weather, it is totally worth it.
I did not watch it (I had class all morning) but I love watching marathons. Those athletes are amazing and so inspiring!

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Mary Legare Whaley April 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Gosh. It was super hot today. I didn’t follow the race, but I friend of mine was running. I live in Charleston, SC, and I’ve totally run 12+ miles in 90° and high humidity. It’s miserable but great for training. Those top finishing times blow my mind! My best half-marathon was right at 1:31, and I was booking it. I assume my marathon time would be like 3:15. These runners are absolutely amazing. The hotdog crust pizza is foul. I saw that on the Huffington Post this morning. Barf. I’ve seen some pretty gross food combos. Basically anything Adam Richman eats on Man V. Food on the Travel Channel reminds me of the hotdog crust pizza. Last piece of fruit I’ve had was either dried cranberries in my Luna Bar this afternoon or if that doesn’t count, my naval orange mid-morning snack. It was perfect. Trader Joe’s oranges are always superb. =)

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Natalie M. April 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I ran Boston today! The heat was BRUTAL! By the time I had started around 10:30, it was already 86 degrees and apparently by the time we hit heartbreak hill the temp read 92 degrees. Sooo many runners were (being smart) and walking. It seriously would not have been possible to finish without the incredible spectators drenching us in water from their hoses & handing out ice. It was insane!

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Janae April 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Natalie!!! Congrats on running Boston! I can’t believe it was that hot when you were starting?!? You are amazing!

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penny@herworldlypleasures April 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I really want to watch the race, will have to search around for it later. Would be really interesting to see how the elites cope with the heat. I think the hottest day I’ve ever ran was 80 degrees for a few kilometres and had a massive migraine later and a half marathon at high 60. Totally aweful.

That pizza looks scary. Are you ever going to eat it once?

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Kristine Elise April 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I think I say this to you in every post you post about the Boston Marathon, but I grew up going to the start line as a fun event because the race started in my hometown. If anyone has run the BM, they know that Hopkinton is a TINY town where there is nothing to do, so the race starting there is something everyone looks forward to. In Elementary school, we used to have the Kenyan runners come to our school to talk to us and we even ran a lap around a track with them!! It was so fun! I can’t believe how hot it was there this year! Last year it was very chilly!

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Janae April 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

Kristine, I seriously love this…that is the coolest thing ever!!! Tell me some of the tips that the Kenyan runners would share with you:)

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Kristine Elise April 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I was so young, I wish I remembered what they said. I used to think they were CRAZY for running that much “for fun,” even though they had trainers and were paid to do it! I also remember them talking about how many bananas they eat. No joke! Why I remember that, I’ll never know! :) I think they still have them come in to the elementary schools in Hopkinton if you ever relocate for your teaching job! ;)

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michelle kim April 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

The last piece of fruit was a dried pineapple from the Grove. It was super sweet and sugary :)

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sarah April 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

come to bangkok already. Hot dog is one of the least revolting things they put in their pizza crust.

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Losing Lindy April 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Last summer when I was training for the half, I ran on the dreadmill in 85 heat at 3 am. Our a/c is broken and I can’t afford to fix it (long story), I got up early to get in 8 miles before work, and the heat..and it never cooled off.

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Rene April 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I was at school so I followed online. I had a freind running and she finished in 4:22.
The hottest I’ve run in is 90 degrees at 5:30 am. I do live in Texas and if I want to run outside in the summer that is what I get,
I had some strawberries and yogurt tonight but I’ve been eating clementines like crazy.

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Janae April 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

90 degrees at 5:30 am….HOLY COW! I don’t’ know how you do it Rene! OH clementines are beyond good right now!

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marissa April 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I didn’t know Boston was on TV? dang.

hot dog weenie inside the pizza…GROSS, I feel sick.

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Cassie April 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I went to Wellesley College (the halfway point of the Boston Marathon…aka the “Scream Tunnel”) so the marathon holds a special place in my heart. I didn’t watch it, however, because I now live in Kenya! The Kenyans have some amazing elite athletes, and what most people don’t know is that they all tend to come from the same PART of Kenya. For example, ALL of the top male and female Kenyan finishers came from the North Rift Valley (google it!), probably within a couple of hours drive (depending on the roads) of each other. North Rift (near Eldoret) is where most of them train too. Crazy huh?

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Janae April 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

You live in Kenya now…that is so cool. WOW, I need to come hang out at the North Rift Valley and get some running tips, so cool!

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Khushboo April 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm

That pizza looks gross but hey, I guess it bumps up the protein content (because of course that’s what they had in mind) ;)! Those finishing times are ridic…I need a nap just reading it…SO inspirational!

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Marijke April 17, 2012 at 3:38 am

You guys HAVE to come to the UK to try the hot dog crust pizza! I haven’t had it myself but we could totally do a Pizza Hut double date!

I love running in hot weather! Although, I’m in the South of England so our “hot” weather is usually around 65F maximum. And even then that’s only for about 2 weeks of a year.

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Kari @ Running Ricig April 17, 2012 at 5:45 am

The race was so much fun to watch!! I’ve run in 83 degrees with insane humidity. It’s not my proudest moment. I ended up dying after about 5 miles and I was running through people’s lawns to run through sprinklers. I’m pretty sure people thought I was insane.

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Ali Mc April 17, 2012 at 7:13 am

is it just me…..or did anyone else feel bad for the kid that is sitting right next to the wall?? ;)

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Meredith April 17, 2012 at 7:22 am

The hottest race I ever did was Ironman Louisville 2010 when it was 96 degrees. It is also because of this weather that I was pulled off the course, put in an ambulance, and didn’t get to finish the race.

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Janae April 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

WHAT!?!?! Oh my goodness Meredith, that is so scary!

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natalie@ southern fit foodie April 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

I had some blackberries this morning as I was making breakfast (I just couldn’t wait!). I am planning on eating a pear during my break as well.

I love weird food combinations (not involving hot dogs lol), so they really don’t seem odd to me at restaurants. However, there is a place in Nashville that serves up a weird drink combination – it’s Jack Daniels whiskey and pickle juice!

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Heather April 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

Proud to say I finished the Boston Marathon yesterday! When we knew for sure the weather would be hot, all the pressures to finish in a certain time faded away. It was actually kinda nice to not have that pressure while running, and to just enjoy the experience. Ice was my savior – the only way I made it through was frequently stuffing ice in my sports bra, down my back, in my hat, holding it in my hands, and in my mouth. I ran through every hose that the spectators and fire departments had for us. I dumped water on my head at every water stop. I would not have survived without the kindness of all those spectators handing out ice! I had to listen to my body and relied on a combination of running and walking when it got brutally hot. The last 3 miles were incredibly tough – so hot! The other issue was that all the water I’d run through and dumped on myself soaked my shoes and socks. Wet socks = blisters, baby! I had huge painful blisters forming on the balls of my feet starting around mile 13. Every time my feet hit the ground was painful from then on. The race was definitely quite an adventure start to finish, and I think I very much deserve my finisher’s medal bling! Love your blog :)

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Janae April 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

HEATHER!!! AHHHH CONGRATULATIONS, you are my hero. I am so happy that you were able to enjoy it and take the pressure off. ICE, I bet that saved you big time. You played it smart and I am sorry about the blisters! What a huge accomplishment, congrats and keep me updated on how you are doing!

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Heather April 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thanks Janae!! Finally feeling much less sore today! :)

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Stephanie April 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

I watched and obsessed over my dad’s time. I following him all day long until he finally finished. I am glad I did not make the trip and will be able to defer my entry to next year!

I’ve ran in 90′s+. it wasn’t pretty. My hottest marathon was Chicago in 2010.

Banana

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Lindsey April 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I TOTALLY saw that girl run INTO the lead elite pack. I was secretly streaming the race at my desk and actually yelled at the monitor! What was she doing! The commentators said it wasn’t an official stop and that girl had no clue. I felt kinda bad for her and would love to hear that side of the story.

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Rachel April 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I ran a 5k series every Wednesday last summer with a friend in Ft Worth, Texas. Even though we started when the sun was almost down, the temperatures pushed 108. Somehow my 5k PR was on one of those evenings-23:05 after walking my cousins around 6 flags all day! We Texans are crazy..

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Cassie April 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I don’t know how big he is but my brother is old high school friends with Nick Arciniaga…I googled him and saw that he has interviews with all these running magazines. Nuts! I thought about your running love when i saw that. Lol

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Stephanie April 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I am going to be in school in London next year, and if you and Billy end up going to the UK, I will be more than happy to partake in the Pizza-wrapped hotdog tasting!!

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Gracie April 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I’m catching up on blogs AND the race reports right now. The bad part about running Boston is you can’t follow the action! I couldn’t believe it when I heard the women were over 2:30. It was sooooo hot!

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Amy April 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

ahhh so sad i wasnt able to run this year….although i know it was for the best. it was pretty hot out there! it was also the first time i actually watched a race…pretty cool seeing the elite runners run by but they looked beat. my hottest marathon was prob chicago 2008..i think it got into the 70′s maybe 80s? luckily towards the end!

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