Sunday, April 20, 2008

Back to Boston

Hey y'all in the 'Boomer Nation, I have arrived in Boston and am set to run in the 112th Boston Marathon. The race begins tomorrow, April 21st, at 10:30 AM. I am athlete number 23776. You can track my progress at the the marathon's web site.

This is my second year in a row to run in this historic race and am looking forward to a better experience than last year. Gone are the high nor'easter winds and rains. Instead of temperatures below 40 degrees the forecast is for race day to be in the high 50s. But like last year I'm again undertrained for the race and it has me worried.
Since the end of February I've been nursing a bum left knee. A orthopedic surgeon diagnosed it as tendinitis of the patellar tendon. Caused by over use and a possible muscle imbalance resulting in the joint, tendons, and ligaments not tracking in perfect alignment. There's no magic pill or injection to make it all right. Instead I had to rest it until it healed. That meant many weeks on the sidelines. Sure my knee healed (I think) but I lost running fitness.
My goal time for tomorrow is just to finish... uninjured.

I'm thankful to be here and look forward to bringing you a race report full of good times.
Wish me luck and...
Stay tuned...

15 comments:

Brent Buckner said...

Have a fabulous day out there tomorrow!

21stCenturyMom said...

Run strong and sieze the day!

Rainmaker said...

Good luck...and enjoy the day!

SixTwoThree said...

Look for me in Wellesley!! I'll be cheering for ya'! I'll be on the left side of the street after you've gone by most of the stores okay? I'll be wearing an IM Oceanside white hat, denim Red Sox jacket and Team Hoyt t-shirt :-) Have a great experience. How could you not? I'm so jealous!!!

Tri to Be Funny said...

Will be following along Boomer!!! Best of Luck!

UntPawGal02 said...

Have a great time running Boston! When you run by my cousins' house in Newton tell them I say "hello"!

TriSherpa Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

wishing you a great race!! Wish I were in Boston too!!!

Jetpack said...

You are a freakin machine Triboomer! A triborg triathlete! Run strong, race smart. GO TRIBOOMER!

Vickie said...

Brian, best of luck! You're looking steady so far!

Comm's said...

I know you wont get this till after Heartbreak and Wellesley and all that. I hope you had fun.

Kathryn said...

Good job Daddy! I can't wait until you come home. I love you.

Love,
Your daughter

jahowie said...

Good luck!!

Cliff said...

TriBoomer,

Let us know how you do. :0)

Vickie said...

Brian, it looks like you had a rough day out there. But you finished! Hope you are well and your knee held out.

Flatman said...

Go Boomer!!! oh, and tell Lance I said hi... ;)