Friday, April 15, 2011

Thank You Everyone, Off To Boston!!!

Well, here we go ... gettin' on the plane to Boston!  I can't believe it's finally here!

I could never begin to thank each one of you enough for all of your kind words and support through this part of my 50 after 40 journey.  It has been awesome getting to know you and trading ideas.  Looking back in 20 years at this weekend, I have no doubt that this will be the highlight of my running career, and I'm glad you were here to share the experience, lend support, and offer words of guidance and encouragement!  I take them to heart.
So here is one last request before we head to Boston ... pictured above is my Boston Marathon Bib#.  I will be listed under James Weatherly, 42 year old, Lees Summit, MO.  If you have time at work or just hangin' out on Monday, Will you please check out the race and follow how I'm doing?  If not, please keep my in your thoughts.  I know many of you will be following several bloggers on Monday, so please add me to your list.  When you know people are watching and supporting you, it's like rocket-fuel and makes all the difference in the world!

RACE DAY BOSTON MARATHON MEDIA COVERAGE

Live local coverage on WBZ-TV, or www.boston.cbslocal.com. Live national coverage on Universal Sports Television Network
Live online streaming on
www.universalsports.com
Live web coverage on www.baa.org

So I guess I should tell you that I'm REALLY NERVOUS!!! I'm nervous about the whole process of getting to the starting line and waiting around at Hopkinton.  But I'm also really nervous about the race. No matter what my time though, I'm going to enjoy it ... there will be no disappointment in this one, even I have to walk from mile 13!  But I REALLY want to do well.  I think I have it in me, but we'll see.  Honestly though, It's just an honor to get to run in this historic race.

Hopefully I have been a positive influence on you and affected some of you the way you have influenced me.  Blogging has been awesome.  It's turned me on to a whole new community of CRAZY RUNNERS like myself who really get what this is all about.  It has truly been my pleasure getting to know you!  Thank you so much again for all your support ... see ya after the race!!!
... be great today!

58 comments:

  1. Good luck. I hope to see you there although I'm in the white wave. I am nervous too. But it's a good kind of nervous.

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  2. I'm so excited for you and will be stalking u fo' sho'!!!!

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  3. Safe travels, good luck and have fun!

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  4. already had your # on a post-it on my computer. Best of luck Jim. Run strong and run hard. This is what you've been training for.

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  5. GOOD LUCK!!! Enjoy your reward for all your hard work!!!

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  6. Thrilled for you! Enjoy the moment, can't wait to hear all about it :)

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  7. You'll do great!! I'll definitely try to track you monday!

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  8. Oh my gosh I have chills from reading this! You are going to do awesome, just ENJOY it all! You've worked SOOO hard to get here! I already wrote down your bib number and stuck it to my computer at work so that I can track you on Monday. GOOD LUCK!!

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  9. You are going to be great today! I mean on Monday!!!

    HAVE FUN!

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  10. will follow. You are going to Rock.

    you have been tagged for Stylish Blogger
    http://pinkhatrunner.blogspot.com/

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  11. You don't even have to ask! I absolutely plan on checking in on you. Good Luck!!! I will be sending you speedy and feel good running vibes.

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  12. High five for 8596! Sweet. So crazy excited for all of you! Have your greatest day ever Monday!!!

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  13. You're gonna do great! Nervous is normal! It's like your wedding day of running :)

    Of course I'm going to follow your bib #!!

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  14. I will be tracking you for sure...wait I'll be there.

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  15. I will be stalking, I mean tracking - BE GREAT MONDAY!! and most of all, enjoy the experience!

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  16. I'll be tracking and thinking about you and others. What is the goal time?

    The Boston experience is one like no other. Go and enjoy the day. I have enjoyed your journey and what you have added to the blogging community. Yes...Be Great Today, and most of all Be Great on Monday!

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  17. Oh - tracking runners from work on Monday...check! Way better than actual work. Good luck - I know you'll "be great" on Monday like everyday. Can't wait for pictures and recaps

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  18. I'll be tracking you and thinking about you all day! You'll do great! I am so completely proud to call you my brother. You continue to amaze me! In my eyes YOU ARE THE WINNER!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the experience.

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  19. I'll be stalking... err... tracking you! Congratulations!! Enjoy every moment!

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  20. Good luck Jim!!!! Stay cool calm collected. You're going to do so great!

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  21. You will do great Jim, get 'er done!

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  22. Sending you all of my positive vibes! You're going to rock it :)

    Be great...on Monday!

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  23. DADDY! It's finally time!
    I'm so proud of you and all the hard work you have put into this. You are my running inspiration- actually, you're the only reason I run at all. Lol. You are going to do awesome! Don't forget to enjoy it and take lots of pictures for me. I'm with you in spirit- remember that. I'm praying you'll do great!
    And you KNOW I'll be following!
    Love you so much, Daddy.
    You've got this. Be great (Mon)day! =)

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  24. I will live vicariously through you. Maybe next year we can be roommates and go paint the town red. Just kidding Micheal.

    I honestly have not come across anyone more dedicated to their training that you. Not so blow smoke, but it's inspiring. Good luck Jim. You got this.

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  25. I am with you in spirit. Relax and enjoy. All will be fine. You so have this! I'll be glued to Universal on Monday.

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  26. Just added you to my STALK list-ha!! Will totally be cheering for you! Such an amazing experience Boston is!! Good LUCK!!!

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  27. I'm adding you to my stalking list too!!! Good luck! Experience of a lifetime... relax and enjoy it! Yay!!!!

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  28. Good luck! Walk at 13, hahahaha!!!! Yeah right!

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  29. Of course I will follow!
    you have the best attitude going into this.
    I love this. I hope it is all you were hoping it would be. all the best to you!

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  30. So very excited for you, Jim!! Since you're from Lee's Summit and I'm from Lee's Summit, it's kinda like I'm running it too, right? HA! I'll be thinking good, fast thoughts for you on Monday. HAVE FUN!!!

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  31. Good luck! Have an awesome time!

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  32. Awesome awesome!! I will be checking on you on Monday! Have fun....your going to kill it.

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  33. I'll be watching! You will be awesome! Just enjoy it! The rest of us who will never get there will be living vicariously through you :)

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  34. Jim, have a great time! It's like graduation, only so much better because you worked hard every step of the way. I will be tracking you on Monday. Above all else have fun and soak it in.

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  35. lots of luck Jim! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

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  36. You got this brother. I am stalking you on the race as I just added you to the list of folks I am tracking. Great job in getting there now be great today and even better tomorrow.

    BTW - We need to plan a time for me to come to KC for a baseball game. I was up there this past week for a conference and loved it even through the horrible rain.

    Enjoy beantown and let's connect when you are back to discuss getting up to KC.

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  37. I just plugged your bib number into the At&T Athlete Alert on my phone so while I'm at work "buzz, buzz" - I'll be following you and I'm really excited!!

    Go get em' champ!

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  38. I didn't get a chance to say GL and you are probably on your way by now, but I am sure you are totally rocking it!! Going to check out your bib # on the tracker right now :D

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  40. JIM!!!!! CONGRATS I JUST SAW YOUR FINISH TIME!!
    YOU WERE GREAT TODAY!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

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  41. Congratulations!!! You did amazing!!

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  42. Congrats on your time - you were great today! Followed you the whole way. Can't wait to see some pictures and get a recap of your weekend!

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  43. I tracked your race online. Congratulation, you did great. Your mom in law.

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  44. CONGRATS! I tracked you and that's amazing! You ROCK!

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  45. Congrats!!! You did awesome! I was thinking about you all morning, I hope it was a great experience!

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  46. I told you this is the stuff for a lifetime movie of the month to make everyone cry!!!
    PR in Boston..who does that?!!

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  47. Hope your race went great, can't wait to read the report!!

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