Goodtimes in Beantown!

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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby Jwolf » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:10 pm

Very nice report Colette. Your dedication and determination has been inspiring all along, and your race on Monday didn't disappoint. :)

Congratulations again.
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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby QuickChick » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:35 pm

Colette, I'm so thrilled for you. You worked incredibly hard and YES it's damn inspirational that you've run two marathons since having Isaiah. I know you've got an incredible support system, and you're so lucky to have that, but you worked really, really hard and I'm so in awe of your dedication. I know you will get your time back down- I hope that you're not disappointed in your time for too long, because you have been through a TON in the last few months and you have really come a hugely long way. Wear that jacket with pride girly... can't wait to see you soon. 8)
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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby Lightning » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:06 pm

La wrote:So happy for you! You are AWESOME!

My friend Leo (who also ran Boston) saw a photo of you on FB (maybe from a comment you made on my status) and said, "That Colette is pretty hot!" Just thought you'd want to know. :)

Funny, my friend also said to deerdree that you looked super-thin and terrific! Oh wait, it was me who said that about you...wait, what? Awwwwkwaaaard.

(thanks for the nice compliment)
Lightning :)

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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby mcshame » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:38 am

I found you inspirational even BB when you smoked me on the course in PEC. Congrats on your accomplishments and for having run Boston.

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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby SteveF » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:49 am

Well done! A good support system makes a huge difference. So nice to see...

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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby ian » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:48 pm

Fantastic result. 4 hours is just an arbitrary number but to come to Boston for the first time and run that course so evenly after training through a Canadian winter is impressive by any measure.

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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby JSmitty » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:11 pm

Great job Colette. Chalk up another victory due to your dedicated training and awesome family/support.
For sure, you will be under 4:00 next time.
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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby Andes » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:20 am

Congratulations on a great effort; glad to hear you got so much out of the experience. And yes, I am inspired by both your training and your attitude!

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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby alexk » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:14 am

Congrats on a great race, Lightening. You should be very proud of yourself; running 2 marathons post-baby (who must be just one now) is INCREDIBLE - I have 3 kids (7.5, 10, 11) so I know how much juggling and support it takes. But I waited until they were a bit older to get back into marathons...You are awesome!!! I'm glad you enjoyed your race and didn't put pressure on yourself to run under 4 hours. Boston is a tough course and you ran a smart race. Hope your recovery is going well. I see big things in your running future!!!
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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby UltraQueenga » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:40 am

Nicely done!! Congrats on your first Boston! I'm sure there will be more to come. Sub-4:00 next year... hang in there!
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Re: Goodtimes in Beantown!

Postby pts » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:20 am

I have been waiting for a moment to myself to read this race report and savour it. You ARE an inspiration, and I am so happy for you. I am amazed at the 4 hour marathon on a tough course (and 2 minutes, but pee time should be discounted IMO!). You ROCK hot momma! :)
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