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05 November 2006

trample the weak. hurdle the dead.


i had absolutely zero idea of how gigantic this day would be. i'll expand in a future entry once i've rested a bit and have time to pick the words i want (i'm a bit tired as i woke up at 05:40 and decided to take the long way in to central park from staten island). suffice it to say, i completed the 2006 new york city marathon in 4 hours, 32 minutes, and 23 seconds and had the most amazing day of days (words can't begin right now, but i'll think of some that might later). thank you to everyone who encouraged and supported me and wished me luck... i really appreciate it. here are two quick (well, one's not quite so quick at 37mb) avi videos to check:

[2.6mb avi video] i'd just seen someone holding a sign which said 'your feet are hurting because you're kicking so much ass.' another noteworthy sign read 'trample the weak. hurdle the dead.'

[37.3mb avi video] this one was taken by my mom at mile 15 in queens. dig my sexy short shorts and my day-gloTM white magic marathon sticks (aka my legs) as i run away.

posted by paul on Sun 05 Nov 2006 at 23:56:19 est (-05:00)


Way to go!!!!!

posted by finn on Mon 06 Nov 2006 at 03:07:29 est (-05:00)

Great ! Congratulations !
Hope you can run the Boston !

posted by Bob on Mon 06 Nov 2006 at 08:06:41 est (-05:00)

I am so impressed - despite the notable absence of the Global Recon flag. I am not only floored by the fact that you went from beat after 3 miles in August finishing the NYC marathon in November...but also that you wore short shorts.
Congratulations - you continue to amaze.

posted by Sarah on Mon 06 Nov 2006 at 15:04:27 est (-05:00)

I have so much respect for what you have accomplishd over the past year or so. Congratulations! You Rock!

posted by Kelly on Mon 06 Nov 2006 at 20:21:16 est (-05:00)

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