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I just received FANTASTIC news – my acceptance into the 2013 Boston Marathon!!!!

I registered as soon as I got my iPhone back from my parents after finishing on Sunday in 3:33:18, but I wasn’t sure if I would actually get in and didn’t want to get my hopes too high after my failed entry back in 2011. I knew I had 2014 in the bag, but never would imagined that I would be running Boston this Spring!

I’ve been working towards this goal for over two years now. I qualified in NYC, the times changed, I registered and then didn’t make the cut. I had a string of injuries and after a pretty rough race in Portland last year, felt somewhat discouraged. Finally, in Chicago on Sunday, I PR’d by over six minutes, smashed my goal to BQ and finished feeling so strong I now have confidence that a sub-3:30 is in my future. This is pure redemption – and I can’t tell you how good it feels. Think that smile on my face says it all!

It’s tough to focus on school right now as I bask in my post-marathon glow and continue to process all of the amazing things that have happened in the last five days, but I’m trying my best. I have a very challenging three months ahead and now that Chicago is over, I can really focus on my studies and take a mental and physical break from many months of hard training. My one last hurrah will be a 90min recovery massage this afternoon – then time to buckle down.

Congratulations to everyone who raced this weekend! I will be taking a short blogging hiatus – but stay tuned for my Chicago race recap and other news!


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Hi, I'm Claire! I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (MS, RD, CDN) and a Road Runners Club of America certified coach. This is where I share my latest adventures in running, racing, food & travel! If you'd like to work with me, please visit my professional website, Eat for Endurance.

My PRs

Marathon (Chicago): 3:33:18
Boston Marathon: 3:36:14
Half-Marathon: 1:37:21
10M: 1:14:52
10k: 44:52

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Morning trek through the slush to TJs! A clearly is excited about this weather. 🤣 Loaded up the stroller with lots of healthy goodies to cook over the weekend. Blueberry, spinach & banana smoothie with plain full fat Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon, chia seeds and @biohmhealth super greens probiotics. Super tasty breakfast before I head outside later for a snowy river run! Check out my story (yes, I finally figured out how to create one haha!) for pics from last night’s super fun cooking event with @veggiesandchocolate @biohmhealth! Enjoy the snow day! Happy first day of spring - or in NYC, continuation of winter with yet another snow storm upon us 😩 Definitely calls for some hot chicken soup loaded with veggies! Beautiful recovery run in the ☀️ followed by a #meatlessmonday girls lunch! Salad with chickpeas, hemp seeds, feta, avo, greens and other veg with dressing for me & chickpea purée with tahini, olive oil and cooked spinach and zucchini for her (really tasty - would make an awesome dip). Plus fruit for dessert along with some chocolate for me! Enjoying breakfast with Arielle while watching the #NYChalf runners go by on the FDR! Eggs (+broccoli for her), avo, banana (try them all in one bite - so yummy) & 🍓 Stoked to hit 8M today! Thanks for a fun, beautiful run and for getting my butt outside bright and early @physeq!

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