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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

26.2 for 426412*

Updated 11/13/09 In April of this year I went to Boston for Stellan's first and, as would be verified on November 12, his next-to-last, surgery. It was the weekend of the Boston Marathon and I was privileged to be able to see so many of those who finished the run walking around that evening, looking justifiably satisfied at having risen to the challenge. As I noted in my Dear Boston post, I was impressed.

Now, I am once again impressed by the 26.2 mile running thing as fellow blogger "Spiffer" has completed the New York City Marathon - pardon me, the ING New York City Marathon - in impressive fashion. How impressive, you ask? How about in the top 5% of her class and the top 11% of ALL OF THE RUNNERS IN THE RACE - more than 42,000 of them. That's worth a good Woo Hoo! for sure.

* AKA 16345


Anonymous said...

Go, Jen!

Spiffer said...


Thanks. And I highly recommend this race! So fun! I also thought of you when walking over the Brooklyn Bridge-one side for bikes, and one for pedestrians. Of course, the scenery-ogling pedestrians kept wandering into the bike section, much to the bikers irritation. It was a cacophony of bike bells (and choice words).