Beth Lingard’s Blog

Being consistent
November 22, 2008, 4:42 pm
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The goal for the remainder of this month is to be consistent. This means I stick to my run plans – no bailing on workouts! Sounds pretty easy, right?


Boston weather for November 22 at 11:30am - courtesy

It should be, but this Boston weather is challenging my will-power. The thing is, it’s not even that bad yet… give it a couple more months.

Flashbacks to winters’ past still haunt me, where my fuel belt flasks full of water froze and the tears from my stinging eyes formed beads of ice on my eyelashes.

I should be grateful. Afterall, these conditions are what make you tough – right?

Time to get tough again… I’m going out for my run.


Gearing up for Boston – I got a number!
November 18, 2008, 4:10 pm
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Mid-race at the Harvard Applefest 10-miler

Mid-race at the Harvard Applefest 10-miler

A couple weeks ago, I recieved word that my application for a Boston Marathon number was accepted. It’s official, I’ll be running and fundraising for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the 2009 Boston Marathon.

This will be my 2nd Boston Marathon and 9th marathon.

So what does this mean?

Running consistently – yes, that means in whatever weather conditions Boston throws at me

Buy a new pair of running shoes – okay, I could wait another month or so, but new kicks are motivating, right?

Make new running routes – more time on gmap-pedometer, as my running buddies know – I love to make up new routes, the hilly the better! 

Meet-up with new and old training buddies – anyone want to go for a run?

Start fundraising My goal is to raise $3000 for a great cause – Brigham and Women’s Hospital.