After the big disappointment with Kara Goucher at the Boston Marathon, I was amazed and excited to hear that she is petitioning her coach to run London this weekend. THIS weekend! I know I’m a Marathon Maniac and nothing should surprise me, but to have an elite runner consider doing a “double” (in an attempt to WIN, no less) is pretty amazing! I wondered if she would sign up to be a Marathon Maniac once she did that… and I wonder if we would give her extra stars if she won or placed. Unfortunately, today’s update is that she has ruled out London… darn it.
Speaking of Boston, yesterday at work, someone sent out a mass e-mail that he had a ton of extra Boston Marathon 2008 shirts and jackets, and if anyone would like to take them off his hands, to stop by his cube and it would be first-come first-serve. I immediately turned to my coworkers and was like “Quick, do you know Bill? Where does Bill sit? WHERE DOES BILL SIT?” Fortunately, he was only a few cube pens away, and I scored a beautiful women’s small jacket and several men’s large and women’s extra large tech shirts. I was so excited! While I don’t think it’s right to wear it until I’ve actually run Boston, I plan to put the jacket up on my wall as a reminder of what I am working toward for next year.
I already promised one of the shirts to Lam, but if you’re a guy and you ran Boston this year and would like a free shirt, let me know in the comments and I’d be happy to pass the other shirts along!