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2013: BQ, 3:40 in a full. Sub 40 10 km. To run Boston marathon!! To support people who are healing.

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  1. The world is a good place. Running Boston marathon has led to about 4 times the number of friend requests than using a pic of Jenn Shelton in a bikini. Perhaps people like to be friends with others... read more

    • Rob B.
      Rob B.

      I figured anyone who is both badass enough to negative split Boston AND get a loud shoutout from Sue is somebody I should be friends with!

      1 day ago Like2 people

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    • Adina L.
      Adina L.

      Good research! Can we have a graph please?

      about 20 hours ago Like

    • Kevin M.
      Kevin M.

      just seen he race report Mel. Fab time and it just sounds like you had so much fun. Considering the toilet stops, stops for hugs and high fives your time is actually amazing. Big congrats from here across the pond

      about 17 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    Albuquerque 3 km

    Recovery run-walk...... Ran past a street called Wellesley. Nice! Alititude running, feel it in those lungs!

  3. People help me process this please - how would you feel if you delivered someone 30 mins late to the start of Boston marathon, and how would you feel if your friend who has run 40 marathons deliver... read more

    • Steve

      Well...what's done is done. Sometimes people need to make decisions that they might not even necessarily agree with (which I am sure is the case with your friend.) However, the kids come first. So fuck all ended up ok. But his wife is kind of an idiot it would seem...can't blame a dude for having an idiot ex...much.

      1 day ago Like3 people

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    • Melinda B.
      Melinda B.

      I'd be really pissed off, no matter what race it was. REALLY pissed at the ex, it's her son too, deal with it. I'd still be pissed at my friend, even though I'd understand. But then, I'm not always a nice person no matter how much I'd like to be.

      After running 42.2km I don't think I'd have the energy to be anything but (a) relieved to have finished and (b) elated to have run Boston! I'd also be peeved and annoyed at myself for missing out on a BQ by 32 freaking seconds.

      about 20 hours ago Like

    • Melinda B.
      Melinda B.

      Having said that, I don't stay cranky for long. By the end of the race I'd have totally forgiven my friend and be commiserating over crappy ex's. And next year I'd turn his phone off for him the night before so no-one can ring. ;-)

      about 20 hours ago Like

  4. Boston marathon race report: warning, long post.

    What a brilliant atmosphere!

    Arrived late due to my friend having a crisis with his kids, and started in wave 3 not wave 2. This meant I started s... read more

    • Steve

      Well...that just sounds incredible. Great job, Mel.

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • Christie

      I had my arm written on by a woman using the Sharpy in Wave 3! :) I hugged Anna with the sign too!! That's awesome!!!!!!! I am phenomoenally overwhelmed by it all! It was the most moving, magnificent, wonderful, happy, emotional day from start to finish! SO happy you were there!!! I thought of you and wondered if we'd see each other. I was with you in spirit!

      1 day ago Like2 people

    • Stefan

      Great report Mel, sounds like an amazing day!!

      1 day ago Like1 person

  5. Splits. So I'm not impressed with my total time, but the splits were reassuring. My projected time at half way was 3:45:32 and I got 3:45:32.

    That was a challenging course!

    5k 10k 15k 20k Ha... read more

    • Harry L K.
      Harry L K.

      Stop it! You did terrific. A month ago you struggled with even considering running it. Take a bow!

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • Mel Z.
      Mel Z.

      Steve, I think it was a celebration of Boston strong with a F you message to some bad men. The race was tangential ! The high fives were amazing. :-)

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Christie

      You did great! It WAS a challenging course! It's really hilly and it was warm out there. Awesome job!!

      1 day ago Like

  6. RUN
    Airport recovery 2 km

    Brisk walking through JFK, and Albuquerque air port. :-) Legs not too bad as it wasn't a fast race but still dehydrated. Just to annoy Derek, I'm going to Chaco National Park for the nigh... read more

  7. RUN
    Finished the Boston marathon 42.2 km 03:46 08:36 pace

    Crowd support was amazing. Best marathon I've ever run. Didn't get the time I hoped for but did negative split, so that's something. More later. Thanks for all the messages of suppor... read more

  8. Shared Photo

    If you're on the race course and see this skirt.... Yell out "Go Mel".

  9. Shared Photo

    Mo though number pick up was photo worthy.

  10. Picked up the scarf, saw the expo, picked up race packet and kissed the finish line. Yeah. Best expo ever. Tried to not cry about 4 times. A girl broke the world record for fastest half marathon on... read more

  11. RUN
    Dancing shake out 5 km 00:29 09:20 pace

    Last run. Good times. Yes I sang, yes I felt good, yes there were air punches.

  12. RUN
    Princeton canals 10 km

    Ran these yesterday.

    Long notes for the PhD:

    Was quite cold, and felt a slight pain in my left side. I often wonder if this is a muscle pulled or if it will go away. As I continually feel it an... read more

  13. She said yes !!! :-)

  14. I gave my talk at Princeton today, and the lab and questions were so competely amazing, really insightful and helpful comments. The audience asked questions all the way through, and often asked to ... read more

    • Peneloperae

      Very cool!! What a great experience and a huge compliment regarding your work!! Bravo :)

      7 days ago Like

    • Harry L K.
      Harry L K.

      Congrats on a job well done! Sorry it didn't work out to meet each other. Safe travels & good running in Boston!

      7 days ago Like

  15. Got a cold coming on. Maybe rest day or afternoon run. Presentation for work is the priority today, and my fitness was determined months ago. I suspect last minute runs this week are more for menta... read more

  16. How long will it take to get from NY Penn station to JFK? Thank you!

    • Harry L K.
      Harry L K.

      I've never been to JFK so I'm not much help. How are you going? Have a ride; cab/bus; subway? I'd wild guess an hour to allow traffic and general craziness of NYC!

      7 days ago Like

    • Kelly W.
      Kelly W.

      Probably an hour by train and 45 minutes by cab depending on the time of day. It's a hassle, especially with bags, give yourself plenty of time.

      7 days ago Like

  17. FIT
    Cleaning the flooded toilet 00:30

    How did it go? A big flooding, dirty toilet, made a mess over the floor of the house Im staying at. Tried to clean it up, overflowed again. Finally unblocked it and cleaned up the floor. Yep. Today... read more

  18. @gail N. Flat Lori can marry people and offered. I like your spirit. And body. Want to get married at Hopkington? Mid scream tunnel, how about that? I've been hoping for a good feisty running... read more

  19. RUN
    Bills house to Princeton 10.5 km

    Spring is so pretty here. Brilliant being surrounded by people who are outstanding.

  20. This months special issue of Runners World made me tear up.