Tuesday, April 29, 2008


The most fitting word for this race.

Look at the concentration. It was quite an intense race.

This was right before mile 9. I thought the runners would thin out a bit but, I guess that's hard to do with 25,000+ runners.

This was at mile 9. I was SO excited to see my parents.



Thank you so much for coming to support me Mom and Dad. I love you!

This was mile 16 where Jhordan joined me to run the rest of the race. I was obviously thrilled to see her too!

This was at mile 20 when Linsey joined us.

We just crossed the finish line . . . you can see it in the back ground. I was dead. Really.

I was so grateful for these two friends who helped me to finish.

The medal.


Finding Michael after the race was all I wanted to do. He has been my rock of support through all of the training, injury, and execution of this race.

Dana Farber really takes care of their runners. Inside of the recovery zone they had a place for you to change out of your drenched clothing, some nice food prepared for you to enjoy, but most importantly, over 40 massage tables with volunteers prepared to work on your very sore muscles. What a dream come true!


I admit that I look terribly tired here! It was such a rewarding tired though.

What a wonderful experience all of this has been. Thank you everyone for your love and support.

17 comments:

Regan said...

Am I such a nerdie bird that I actually got choked up when I saw the picture of you and Michael hugging... I love it all... good girl. When I crawl over the 1/2 marathon line in October, I'll be thinking of you...

the smoots said...

Choked up? Yes, me too! But the "Running in honor of Catie Stubben" sign on your back is what got me. What a sweet act of sacrifice and love for your friend. I'm in AWE. Jen, congratulations. What an unreal accomplishment! Thanks for finally posting your photos!

Mike and Elizabeth said...

I've been so excited to see pictures of the race!! I am seriously so proud of you! You may have awakened my desire to run a marathon. I think you look awesome for just running 26+ miles!
Love you!

Mimi said...

I am so glad you posted some pictures. We were all living the marathon through you. So glad you did it and even enjoyed it. Another life goal - MET!! Way to go.

JT & Lizzie Davis said...

I start to cry every time you post about the Boston Marathon. Can't explain it. Love the pictures.

Danielle said...

You are my hero! It is so nice to see some pictures and get a real sense of your amazing day! You aren't even 30 yet, and you have done so much. I know this won't be the last marathon you run. I am so proud of you and Michael for EVERYTHING that you do!

Ashleigh said...

Thank you so much for the photos! What an accomplishment, so proud to call you both friends!
Go Jen! So amazing!

Dad said...

You are an amazing human being, Jen! I'm so in awe of you! Thanks for letting us be a part of this.

- Dad

The Stubben Family said...

I love you. Thank you. You have helped the fight against cancer move forward and been an inspiration to so many. The love and friendship you have shown me is beyond words. Thank you Jen.

jhmorris said...

Jen you look amazing. I know that wasn't your goal but I'll say it anyway. I really miss you. Congrats again, and congrats on your new niece! I'm glad she's made it too!

The Ellingtons said...

Your amazing. What an accomplishment! You all look wonderful! Hope things are well.

Kelly and Kimberly said...

Hooray for Jen. I'm so happy for you and I miss you guys. I hope we can see you again soon.

callie & steve said...

you are amazing! seriously. i don't know how to get out of the house to run for a mile or 2 let alone training for a whole marathon! congratulations! wow. and the boston marathon too! one of best friends just ran that same race...how amazing!

Sarah Smith said...

Jen,
You are an absolute rock star! I am so proud of you and I'm so sorry I haven't called! You are amazing!

The Egglestons said...

You are amazing! We are so proud of you and glad to see and read about your personal experience with it. We love you!!!

corey said...

Good job, Jennifer. Wow -- what an inspiration to me! Have missed seeing you around lately -- have to catch up before I go!

Megan and Mike said...

you are a crazy yet incredible woman!! congrats on finishing, that is amazing. how long are you guys going to be in san francisco? i am still wanting to come out, but who knows if i will be able to before you guys leave. let me know! love you guys!!