Wednesday, April 15, 2009
What No IPod’s in Boston?!
Yes that’s right folks, “Fast” Jill told me that you can not wear IPod’s in the Boston Marathon! (pardon my language) But WTF! I have never run for more then three miles without my IPod, it’s what keeps me motivated. I know most races highly discourage IPod’s, but they don't BAND them. She said that one guy got pulled out of the race because they were wearing one, and if they catch you in a picture they will disqualify you!
Here is one source I got:
Although the Boston Marathon has long prohibited headphones, director McGillivray expects to beef up publicizing the rule. So does Cape Cod Marathon director Courtney Bird.
"I can go to the point of saying the use of earphones is banned and their use during the race may disqualify you," Bird says. "The issue becomes: Are we going to physically have the anti-iPod police out on the course? The answer is no."
Is it TRUE???
Last night I didn’t sleep a WINK, I think my brain is going 100 miles and hour with all that I need to do in the next 3 days. I can’t believe we are leaving in 72 hours!!!!
In happier news I did get in an easy 3 mile run this morning with the group and am blogging early not to wake little C. I made a yummy Not So GREEN MONSTER this morning for breakfast with, spinach, 1/2 banana, almond milk, whey protein, blueberries, flax seed, and PB2.
So not only am I having a Boston Blogger Meet-up, I am now also planning a Philly/NJ Blogger Meet-up too?!!! We are looking to have dinner in Philly on Saturday April 25th, and the wonderful HangryPants will be joining us too. I can’t wait to meet Heather and Mark, I just love these two! So are you up for it? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOSTON MARATHON FACT FOR THE DAY
$806,000 PRIZE PURSE AT STAKE: The total prize money distributed among the winners of the 112th Boston Marathon will be $806,000. The Boston Marathon began awarding prize money in 1986 and through the 2008 race more than $11 million has been awarded in prize and bonus money.
Do you run with headphones, have you ran 26.2 miles WITHOUT them?!!!