Thursday, March 27, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Boston

As many of you know, running the Boston Marathon has always been a goal of mine. I finally get to do it this year (3 and a half weeks!) and I am getting stoked. While I was waiting for the start of my second marathon back in 2004, I ran into a guy who, by the look of his jacket, had obviously run Boston before. That jacket was super cool, and I told myself then that when I run Boston, I want to get a jacket like that. So for my birthday, I ordered a sweet-looking number from Adidas. Well, I got that jacket today, and in the words of a second-grader I came across the other day at work, it's "tight." I love it! It's basically the coolest jacket I've ever seen. Sorry to be so gushing about it, but I really like it.

As if that wasn't enough, I also got my Boston Marathon Welcome Booklet and number pick up card (#5096). I pretty much read through the entire book.

Have I mentioned that I'm a little excited for this race?

9 comments:

bill carter said...

Hi Reid

I am so excited for you! I promise you that Boston is the most amazing experience and I can't wait to go back myself. BTW, the Adidas jacket you have on is totally awesome.

Best of luck with your training and taper.

Bill

Doug said...

In the words from Scary Movie, "YO THAT JACKET IS TIGHT SON, YA MEAAANNN?"

I gotta admit I'm jealous that you're heading to Boston, but in '09 we're going to have to grab a bite to eat the day before, cause I'm going to be there. Me, you, Bill, Nic, and whoever else I'm forgetting.

Topher said...

That is a sweet jacket. It'll come in handy on those cold Arizona days ;)

I'm really excited for you and can't wait to read about it! Good luck the next couple of weeks.

nwgdc said...

i...am...SO...jealous right now.
that jacket is Tiiiiiiiiiii-yeeeeeeeeeeeet!

LaVonne said...

Hey Reid, I'm a "Nike" kind of girl but your Adidas jacket is "sweet". I'll be thinking about you in 3 weeks. Have fun in Boston.

Run For Life said...

That's great! Good luck with the final bit of training.

The Laminator said...

Wow, Reid, that jacket is SWEEEEET! It fits you so well. You're going to look a Bostom Marathon veteran walking around in that thing. So excited for you. Good luck in Boston!

Dean said...

Yeah that jacket is cool like the other side of the pillow.

Congrats Reid! Perhaps I'll see you in Hopkinton. I'll be the 6'2" white guy with black shorts, brown hair, and white shirt. You won't be able to miss me.

- Dean

Nitmos said...

A well earned piece of clothing! I'll be doing a bit of shopping myself soon. Good luck in Boston. Enjoy that taper!