Monday, April 20, 2009

Boston Marathon

My brother Eric ran in the Boston marathon today and ended with a time of 3:03:34!!!! His pace was 7 min./mile.

Now, that would be impressive to me on its own. However, he was nearly killed by a drunk driver (seriously, the cops at the scene didn't think he'd make it) just 2 years ago (Saturday April 14, 2007) while jogging. He's had to rehabilitate (I think this is the list) from two leg fractures, multiple surgeries to get everything back in place, and I believe a shoulder break as well!

Even in my cross-country days in high school my best repeated mile time (for only 3 miles!) was 7 min. 23 sec. I'm pretty sure I was hyperventilating at the end of that race too! So 26 miles averaging 7 min. per mile is insane to me. And after all he's been through! He's such a rock!

Congrats to Eric (even though I know he'll never read this! haha)!!!


Jennifer said...

That's awesome! I'm glad your brother is doing so much better!

Amy said...

So, I don't have your email address, so I couldn't just reply back to your blog help instructions comment that way, so here it is.

I had already tried just going to the "fonts and colors" place on the "Layout" page, but that didn't help. The problem is that some of my text is the right size (my newest posts), but some of it is smaller (my older posts and sidebar), so if I do change the text size on the layout screen it changes the size of all the text, but the text of my new posts is still bigger than that of my old posts and my sidebar. Weird.

I later updated my post to say that it looks fine when I view it in Firefox, just messed up when viewed from IE, so it probably has something to do with that.

Thanks for the suggestion, though, and let me know if you have any other suggestions!

Ali Seaman said...

Wow. That's all I can say. Amazing!

Kristeee said...

Wow, good for him.