Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Gear and Congrats To A New Marathoner!

One thing that I neglected to mention in my blog yesterday was that an awesome surprise was waiting for me when I returned from New York on Sunday night. My sister had given me a gift of new running gear to help prepare for my marathon.

I knew I was in luck when I walked in the door and saw a big Fleet Feet bag on the kitchen table :-)

In the bag was an assortment of goodies - each of which I was psyched to get. The largest item in the bag was "The Stick" which is like a big rolling pin that you use on sore muscles to massage and loosen them up. There was also a new pair of running socks, a stick of Body Glide, a race bib belt/holder and finally a "26.2" magnet for my car. (Interestingly enough, I was just thinking about buying one of these last week, so my sister beat me to it!)

Lauren - YOU ROCK! Thanks!!!!!
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Another exciting piece of news I found out on Sunday night - one of my fellow running-bloggers, Sara, finished her first marathon! She has been an inspiration for many - running with Team-in-Training to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of the child of one of her friends who passed away after a bout with cancer. She raised close to $5000...AMAZING!

Here is her wonderful marathon race report. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Sara said...

Thanks Mike!!! I can't believe I did it!! I've never experienced anything like that. How is it possible that something that hurts so much can feel so incredibly amazing. You are going to LOVE your marathon experience. I already can't wait to do another one! You're ready!!