Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"The Show Goes On" Lupe Fiasco

Boston.
Boston.

B o s t o n.

You. Own. My. Heart.

Am I disappointed with my time? YES.

Did I log WAY too many miles during the "taper" weeks? Ummmmm, YES. [76.5 miles from 4/11-4/16].

Do I know I played this right given my future plans for May 6th?

You
Bet
Cha.

3:23:59

I. Love. Boston.

99 comments:

Shawn said...

Awesome EMZ...you just dance to your own drummer and let the others catch up......good show!!!

Cynthia said...

YOU ARE AWESOME AND FREAKING ROCK!!

Aimee said...

You are such an inspiration to all of us! I know you are disappointed in your time, but seriously, you did awesome!

Did you see my post about the gummy bear?? I got it in the mail last week and my boys loved it! :)

Caroline said...

you know I am your biggest French Canadian fan.
I was waiting for this post.
I Love it.

Lauren the Invincible said...

You did amazing! I saw you come in as I was standing right at the end of the finish line! I love this city as well!

Caroline said...

you know that you will have another shot at Boston, and another and...ok you get it and maybe I'll be there to say "allez EMZ!" and you will go "who is this crazy woman in the Duke t-shirt?"

Angie Bee said...

That time is fantastic :)
You are going to rock the treadmill 24 hour gig!

jymmebe said...

I'll say it again.

You had a better time than 1 of every 4 runners (25%) that entered from ACROSS THE WORLD.

Yeah, I can see how you'd be disappointed! ;)

Run with Jess said...

You're awesome! Congrats on what I think is a fabulous Boston time!

SupermomE12 said...

It cracks me up that you are disappointed with a 3:23, while I am still jumping up and down about breaking four hours and getting a 3:57 on Saturday. LOL. You are awesome! So glad it was a great race, and your time is awesome.

Katie said...

CONGRATS! I was at the giant meet-up but didn't get to say hi....sad!

Tricia said...

you continue to amaze me. :)

Rene' said...

Your time was awesome. I can't wait to see what you do at your 24 hour run.

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

Once you are done saving the world, you can BQ like a man and go back. You are fantastic.

Furthermore, I have emailed Sole. Now we see if they will be the ones to say YES. :)

Carrie said...

That is an AWESOME 26.2 mile "victory lap"! Boston loves you right back. :)

ajh said...

You must have gone by us and we cheered for you as we cheered for EVERYONE! Good job!

Adrienne said...

3:23:59 is so so fast! Boston has not seen better days. Congrats.

Char said...

But Boston was just a training run for that BIG TREADMILL RUN you've got soon, wasn't it? Well done! It was a great time regardless.

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

You are superwoman!

DRog said...

Way to go! Congrats on Boston...I think its pretty cool you rattled that off after the training week (month+) that you have had. Even more cool is your focus and drive for your run for Sojourner Center.

D

MCM Mama said...

You are so awesome! I'm not sure I'm gonna hit 75 miles this month LOL. You rock!

Jason said...

It was awesome tracking you all morning. Congrats on a great race. You are a superhero.

Sarah said...

Good job! I'm looking forward to some pictures. :-D

bobbi said...

you. are. freaking. awesome.

Congratulations!

Julie said...

Wow what took you so long.... :) GIRL YOU ROCK!!! Amazing!

RunningLaur said...

Adam and I googled your time yesterday and both had the same reaction: "that's the absolute perfect time - she's incredible"

the thought still holds.

Pam said...

You are my hero.

Samantha said...

you're. freaking. awesome.

Chris K said...

Tell you what...just to give you something to look forward to. I am going to train my a@@ off for the next 364 days and race you at Boston next year. I am going to beat you like a red headed step-child.

EMZ, you are going DOWN.

There will be no chickage for The Manly Runner next year. Nope.

Gotta go, gonna start my 364 training plan.

ltlindian said...

You rock! Awesome job! I love Boston too--went to school there and we watched the marathon every year. I even got to volunteer for it one year. Glad you had a great time.

Carly said...

Way to go!!!! You rocked that thing!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Wow I only wish in my wildest dreams that I'd be disappointed with a 3:23! I'll never even qualify. Great job!

Running Through Phoenix said...

I'm still stuck on that
B.
I.
G.
50 on your TreadMILL!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I still haven't cracked 3:30 in a road marathon and doubt I ever will so 3:23 is a dream not dissapointment. Great job. You are so going to breeze on May 6th!

ShutUpandRun said...

Boston has a huge piece of my heart now too. You said it well. Might not have been a PR for you but I bet you had the best time of anyone out there. So glad we got to meet in person..

Diana Tries-A-Tri! said...

So studly ...

Caroline said...

oh..I just noticed the picture..was it there before? cannot believe I missed it..but I am so happy to see that you are SMILING on the picture! I LOVE IT

Kerrie T. said...

Congrats lady! I was so focused on your upcoming crazy run that I nearly forgot you were running Boston!

Danielle said...

That's AWESOME! I'm just impressed with the 23223 miles you run on the treadmill!!!

Emz said...

Caroline. Just. Added. ;)
Have
I
Told
You
Lately
How
Much
I
Adore
You.

I. Do.

I must have high fived 4,444 people.
"rocked-on" 44 cameras
Flipped off ... Umm one.
And
Yelled out to all 44,444 sox fans at 23.5.

A day I will never forget. I've got some great stories.

Chris. Freaking. K. Game on- old man.

SUAR. So freaking :) to meet you... F I N A L L Y.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

You. Are. Amazing. ;-)

Andrew Opala said...

sweeeeeeet!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Thanks for the text this a.m.!! I was following you all race!! holla!!

This is a fabulous pic Emz!! But, you don't take a bad one!

Have a fantastic trip with Pita and Peanut!!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Congrats and EXCELLENT JOB sticking to the plan! You are going to kick some treadmill ass!

bobbie said...

And I just want to come in under 5hrs for my first......Awesome job you truely are amazing:)

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

you are amazzzzzing!

The Turtle said...

Congrats! You freaking had Boston. Well done.

abbylouwho said...

I am SO glad you are not disappointed! This "little" race was just another training run for you! And besides... you rocked it! You are my hero. What a great day!

Gina said...

so cool- congrats! :)

Jill said...

You ROCK! Hope you ate a red velvet cupcake for me today! :)
xo

The Green Girl said...

You are amazing!

Tortuga_Runner said...

I love your priorities. Brilliant!

H Love said...

Amazing job...more of that to come!

Caroline said...

Right back at you my friend. Cannot wait to read all about it! And for 2012 I am on team EMZ! Please that K guy is going down...way down

Average A said...

wewt wewt! i think your 50 miler just days before is a total legit excuse (if you even want to call a killer time at boston an excuse).

grrrrrreat!

racing dawn said...

what a perfect picture.

you continue to amaze...seriously.

pretty sure boston doesn't want you to ever leave.

3:23 holy smokes thats fast woman.

u can blame your disappointing time on me and that last five of the fifty... ;)

have fun out there chica.

Silly Girl Running said...

And you looked great! Plus...3:23: I'd kill for that time. Yeah...no kidding. ;)

Shawn said...

Eureka moment...6:47 am

You scored a treadmill and a sponsor didn't you? How else could you be happy about not putting up your best number.....and the taper of huge miles and still running the marathon in that time was the perfect hook!

Brilliant strategy ...cause I think I'm right!!

Have a great day.

C2Iowa said...

Amazing you are.

Enough said.

Your PRs are
more than
just times
on a sheet
of paper.

Quinton J said...

Nice work Em. I'm way proud of you.
I hope to watch you and the 'manly grandpa' duke it out next year. I'm planning on getting a rear-view mirror attached to my hat so's I can see what's going on behind me.

tons of luv. Q

Zaneta said...

You're so speedy! :)
Great time EMZ!! I was cheerin for ya from Ohio! :)
love ya!
Z

Emz said...

Shawn. I. Wish. Huge sponsor---yes.
Treadmill--no

But I'm a hopeless believer. ;)

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

I totally "get" your disappointment, but surely when you look at the total picture of what you are doing, and what you have done, you are PROUD, right?

Congrats EMZ!

Johann said...

Super time with all those miles in your legs! Congratulations! You are in great shape.

Matty O said...

no injuries. That's all that matters. It's just a time and for you to pull that off with the crowds and hills, I would say that was a success.

Rae said...

Congrats Emz!!

it's all about pace said...

BOSTON! - good job!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

woo-hoo!

goooo girrl. Go Boston!
Congrats to YOU;=) and thx for letting us all ride your wave...

woo-hoo!

also btw...the pic of you & Jess-blonde ponytail on her post is too cute;-)

Christi said...

You may not be happy with your time but you are still my running hero!

Colleen said...

No matter what YOU think about your time, we still think you are kick ass! :)

Melissa Cunningham said...

YOU still are fast on a slow day.
you rock,sister!!!!!
you eat treadmills for breakfast,remember??
:D

Angie said...

Worshipful sigh. You're my hero.

skinnyrunner.com said...

you are insane! good to meet you out there, you helped push me to the finish, i was dying!

TRI714 said...

SO MANY COMMENTS, YOU MAY NEVER SEE THIS. bUT YOU ARE A CRAZY AZZ RUNNER !! THAT IS IMPRESSIVE.

She said I need a goal said...

you.freaking.rock.you.just.do

Big Daddy Diesel said...

That is so cool, so cool in fact I ran my first ever half mary the day before, I wanted to be cool like you, race report is up too

Nelly said...

Awesome! I was looking forward to the polka dot arm warmers, surprised they didn't make an appearance!

Mandi said...

GO EMZ!!

Great job, you freakin rock so hard, every day.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Congrats ... that was an awesome weekend! It was great to meet you and the family! You seem like great folks! Sorry the time was a little under your par - but that is a GREAT TIME!!! Oh, and thanks for the photo opp, I'll post it later if it's okay! Congrats again!

Marlene said...

WOOT! Rockstar! You're amazing!

Dash said...

That's crazy! Congratulations!

Joanne said...

Congratulations! I wish my time was close to that. You did GREAT!

Michelle said...

Just awesome girl! That's all I can say!

XLMIC said...

Well done, Emz! That was a lot of miles to throw into the mix right before a marathon :) I love it that the focus on this one is not on the time but on the experience.

Holley @ Lunges and Lashes said...

You look amazing as always! I think you should have just sported a shirt that said, "I already ran 76.5 miles this week suckas! And that was my taper!" Haha, jk, you are just a rock star. Simple.As.That. ;)

Morgan said...

How do you do it?!?!? Can I please have your disappointing time??? :) Congrats women, can't wait to hear more!!!

Annie said...

You are beyond amazing!

Michael said...

I think you still did an amazing job!!! It was great to meet you in Boston! (Michael - Jim's wife)

Steel Springs said...

Amazing. So impressive. May 6th is almost here!

Molly said...

I see a smile on your face, so YAY!!!!

Middle-aged runner said...

Man, you are fast. I love Boston too - what a race!

Julie D. said...

Congrats, EMZ! you are amazing!

Caroline said...

Hey I am waiting for the stories!!!
Saw a nice pic of you and Jim over at his blog. If I did not have my 2kids to take care of I'd be there May 6th to be your French speaking cheerleader and at 2 am when you are really tired we would take a pic of us wearing blue shirts...you know the kind I like.

Kera said...

so proud of you em.

congrats on finishing. you're my idol.

Cari Mugz said...

WHOOOO FREAKIN HOOOO!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!

Teamarcia said...

You are amazing no matter what time you run. Congrats rockstar!

Little Miss Runshine said...

amazing race!!!! :)
It was such an awesome day!

Ulyana said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!

Kim said...

so so so impressed with your time lady! congrats! wish we met up!