Sunday, April 20, 2008

Marathon Monday

Little Manchester, TN will not go unrepresented this year at the marathon's most prestigious event. Our very own Holly Johnson qualified for the Boston Marathon at the St. Jude's Memphis Marathon with a 3:39:08. She went on to clock another qualifying time at the Birmingham Mercedes Marathon this past January. I get to run with Holly every now and then, and she's probably the best runner in this area. She's usually pushing, dragging and encouraging all of us mere mortals to go a little faster...push a little harder...and hold the pace a little longer. She always calls or emails me before I have a big event, reminding to me to relax and have fun...that I've done the training and trust it...and that 'there is no wall.' She's a super sweet person and great competitor, and I know that she is absolutely going to rock that Boston Marathon Course. Her bib number is 15721 . If you know Holly and would like to track her progress, you can go to http://www.bostonmarathon.org/ and enter her bib number after the race starts at 10:00 (I think Holly actually starts at 10:30.)

Best of luck to you, Holly! I know you will do great!!!

*FYI: The picture above is Holly crossing the finish line at the St. Judes Memphis Marathon...with the clock time showing, not her actual chip time of 3:39:08. Just so ya know...

7 comments:

Wil said...

Now that's just cool. Good luck Holly!

TJ said...

Having someone like that to train with will definitely make you bring your A game.

Lisa said...

Cool!

Wonder how Lance Armstrong will do...

kmholt7 said...

I saw this in the Times. I don't know Holly, but am happy that Manchester is represented. Thanks for the link to follow her progress.

greyhound said...

I saw your post and it reminded me that today was Patriots' Day. I am now watching the marathon live online. I love the internet!

jahowie said...

Good luck Holly!!

triguyjt said...

kinda late with this...but good luck holly... give us a report on her, lana