• Spirit of the Marathon

    December 12, 2010

    I’m such a sap when it comes to marathon stuff. I get teary-eyed at the Boston Marathon every single year, I almost cried (tears of happiness) when I finished 18 miles last weekend, and I can barely read my favorite running quotes without getting a little choked-up thinking about my own upcoming marathon.

    So, I guess I really wasn’t surprised when I fought back tears watching the Spirit of the Marathon with my TNT team this evening. I felt like such a dork, but this marathon stuff is really emotional for me. I just want it so badly!


    The Spirit of the Marathon is a documentary film that chronicles the journey of six marathon runners while they train and compete in the 2005 Chicago Marathon. Our team watched it together to psyched ourselves up for next weekend’s 20-miler.

    After watching the film, I definitely feel good about running 20 miles. Let’s just hope my foot heals ASAP! 😯


    Before the film started, we snacked on appetizers and pizza.


    I went with two pieces the Buffalo Chicken variety.


    My favorite! :mrgreen:


    As a sweet treat, I brought a big batch of Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’ve eaten at least a dozen of them all by myself today!


    I also had the pleasure of meeting an adorable (and stylish) French bulldog this evening.


    Our hosts, Elizabeth and Nick, brought Clark to hang out during the movie. Of course, I was obsessed with him. Don’t you think Murph and Clark would be best buds!?


    Enjoy the evening, guys!

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    Jo December 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Love, love Frenchies. They have the best personalities.


    Jennifer@keepitsimplefoods December 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    That dog is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Fab sweater!


    Ashley December 13, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Tina! I just discovered your blog and wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying it! I am a runner myself so I know exactly what you mean about the emotions that come with running long distances. Good luck in your training! I am looking forward to reading your blog!



    Lacey @ Lake Life December 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I think Murphy and Clark would make great best dog friends. It looks like Elizabeth and Nick have quite the set up!


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