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Care to elaborate on your proceedings there Body?
mkay. I first conclusively decided I wanted to run a marathon last year...I picked the London one, as that's where I was at the time, and I arrived at this decision one month prior to the date. Unforts, it was too late to register by that time. Apparently ppl train for marathons and plan in advance to participate in 'em. pah. So i set my sights on Boston. Heck, it was my senior year, seemed timely. Plus I'd have the support of a team and get to meet this one guy whom I guess you could say holds a position of importance here at the school. (That would be Bacow for those of you refusing to follow my horrendous attempt at humorous downplay/sarcasm).

I have never wanted to be Janet more in my life
So i woke up this morning and my heart skipped a gleefull beat. My little marathon fundraising meter at the top left of my page had launched itself forwards thx to a plump $104 dollar donation!

In Bacow We Trust
Sunday, Feb 18, 2007
Last Sunday *thinks* yea it was 2/11/07, I got to run 12 miles over the first half of the official Boston Marathon course. The run was organized by Don Megerle, the team coach. He's amazing. That's about all you need to know. Moving on, I'd have to say it was by far the most enjoyable +10 miler run I've done and I attribute that entirely to President Larry Bacow.

Got Marathons On My Mind
Christine Gary, Tufts University cheerleader & marathoner in the 2007 President's Marathon Challenge"i ran a half marathon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...HALF MARATHON...and i was tired from the get i started running and was thinking ooooh boy, this is gonna be a long run, i have no energy... haha... and it was cold." Those were the words I found on my IM window when I came to work this morning. It was my daughter sharing with me the thrill of one more practice run as she trains to run in the 111th Boston Marathon on April 16, 2007.

On Writing: BIC HOK TAM!
proud member of BIW since 2004
bird typing at a computerFor all our writing friends, have you heard of the BIC HOK TAM mantra? It stands for "Butt In Chair, Hands On Keyboard, Typing Away Madly," and it's the theme song of the BIW, (book-in-a-week) group. BIW is a program you sign up for free and dedicate one week each month to writing away madly.

Kudos to Spain for banning underweight models!
October 10, 2006
image of professor pointing to a skeletonWhat a phenomenal turning point this may prove to be! At last someone has dared proclaim to the world that anorexic-looking models are not what the fashion industry ought to be parading on their various catwalks. In this case it was The Spanish Association of Fashion Designers who decided to ban models who have a BMI of less than 18. [Click to read BBC article].

Olgy's Cuba eStore!
Shop for special products related to Cuba
animated gif image of waving Cuban flaganimated gif image of american flag waving inside a heart shape frameOriginally from Cuba and thankful to have found a home in the USA after she was forced to leave her homeland, Olgy is featuring special products related to Cuba on her eStore. Top among these is Andy Garcia's film, now available on DVD, The Lost City. It is the movie to watch to understand what two million Cuban exiles have gone through.

Ugly Betty: You-Go-Girl!!!
Sept. 28, 2006
On the heels of Spain banning underweight models from the runway, it thrilled my heart to watch the pilot episode of Ugly Betty. It aired tonight on abc and I loved it! It promises to be a show that'll root for the underdog... in this case that would be a talented, engaging, professional young woman who doesn't fit the glamour image being sold by Hollywood these days.

I cannot do everything, but I can do something
September 10, 2006
Man overwhelmed by paperworkEdward Everett Hale is quoted as saying, "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." Do you ever feel paralyzed by work and personal deadlines facing you? What helps you out of those funky moods? Inspirational quotes seem to do the trick for me.

September 25, 2005
I just finished watching the movie, SPEAK, based on author Laurie Halse Anderson's book by the same title. In the story, a young girl has just graduated from junior high, next year she'll be in high school, so she's quite young. She goes to what appears to be an end of school year party. The party is wild and fun and full kids and there's dancing, partying, alcohol. And this really cute guy takes an interest in Melinda, the main character, and she's flatered that someone like him is paying attention to her. Next thing you know, he rapes her.

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