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  1. #16
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    Wow. That was awesome. Thanks. And congratulations!
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    Great job, Oak! Congratulations on your race and your BQ! I can't wait to read your race report on that one. You had me sniffling reading this one.

    The Illinois Marathon is a great race. It's where I ran my first hm and DH ran his first marathon. One thing that sticks in my mind is how difficult it was to walk DOWN those steps leaving the stadium
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Chick View Post
    Great job, Oak! Congratulations on your race and your BQ! I can't wait to read your race report on that one. You had me sniffling reading this one.

    The Illinois Marathon is a great race. It's where I ran my first hm and DH ran his first marathon. One thing that sticks in my mind is how difficult it was to walk DOWN those steps leaving the stadium
    Funny! When I played rugby ay UI our cardio training was to run all the steps in the stadium, it was BRUTAL.
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    Heh. I actually don't even remember walking down the steps. They'd run out of space blankets and I was going into hypothermia ... even with the wool jacket my husband had brought me, my teeth were chattering by the time we got back to our hotel. No ice bath for my legs!

    Years ago I sometimes ran the stairs at a dam, but only uphill - half a mile down the embankment and back around to the bottom. Brutal is right. A friend of mine used to say, "102 steps and every one has a name."

    Thanks for all the good wishes folks. Now back to my regularly scheduled life (until it's time to start training for the next one).
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    Great job and your write up is inspiring. I love your ways of finding energy. I want to suck those Prius batteries dry and empty those gas station tanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Do they still have fruit cups in Fanueil Hall? I wondered aloud...Because this time, Iím going to Boston.
    Most. Awesome. Line. Ever!

    Congrats, Oak!! Amazing RR.
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    I don't know which one I like better: working for it, or smiling for the nice photographer.
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    LOVE both the pics. Shows the two different personalities we all have during a marathon: the smiling, happy runner who loves life and is enjoying the gift of running...
    and the other person who wants to rip the throat out of the next person who yells "you're almost done."
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    The best thing about Fanueil Hall is that now you can just walk across the street to the North End .
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    Didn't you recently describe yourself as stocky? Maybe I'm mistaken, 'cause you're the opposite of stocky.
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    Congratulations, Oak! Well done.
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