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Sad it’s over… May 20, 2010

Filed under: Run DFMC — Kelocity @ 10:25 am

Lately, every time I think about the Boston Marathon, I get really sad. I’m just sad that it’s over. I feel like it went by too fast. I wish I breathed it in more, I wish I looked around more. At night, I replay the day in my head, over and over again. I feel like the details are fading.

(I remember feeling the same way after my wedding. On the plane to Iceland for our honeymoon, I remember closing my eyes, trying to etch each little moment into my memory.)

At times, it really does feel like the Boston Marathon was just a dream. And then I get sad when I realize it DID happen, and I’ll probably never have the chance to run it again. That was my one shot at it. I will never qualify for Boston, and I’m just not sure how feasible it would be to fund-raise again. I shelled out close to $1,000 between the entry fees, donations and flights.

So now the question becomes…. to buy the overpriced race photos or not.
MarathonFoto took 20 great photos of me on the course.

I really want them to 1.) Scrapbook with them! 2.) To remember & celebrate those moments on the race course.

They’re just so expensive! I’m trying to justify the cost…. They don’t have 4×6 sizes, so the cheapest one is a 5×7 and they are $14.95 a piece! They also have a package where you get all images on a CD (so you can print them yourself) for $79.95.

So what do you think? Should I buy one or two for $15 each… or spring for the bigger package and get ALL the images for $80? Is it worth it?


8 Responses to “Sad it’s over…”

  1. cathy Says:

    wait!!!! i just tries to reply …dont know if it went through…but tell me what you want and ill get it for birthday!

  2. cathy Says:

    okkkk….let me know what you want and ill get it for ur birthday!!!!

  3. Kelocity Says:

    You guys are right…. I’m just going to order it. πŸ™‚ Thanks!!!

  4. I got the DVD last year and it was/is totally worth it! You can then choose your favorite shots, crop them, etc., and you will be so happy.

    Even if you only find 3-5 of the total pix that you love, it is money well spent.


    Helen πŸ™‚

  5. Alicia Says:

    GET the CD!!! You ran the BOSTON MARATHON! You deserve to splurge on everything associated with it and savor those moments over and over again when you look through your scrapbook.

    I have the same feeling of “sad it’s over” and wonder if I could raise the money and afford to run again next year. Buy the CD or you’ll regret it later. If it’s the only Boston you ever run don’t you want to have ALL the pictures of it????

    Like your wedding album, as the memories fade you can look back at it and refresh it and relive every glorious moment of race day (including meeting me, tehehe).

    This is a no brainer, get the photos!

    Oh and sign up for Disneyland and run it with me. πŸ™‚


  6. Sarah Says:

    Spring for the CD! Totally worth it given all you accomplished Kel!! I always try to think of big splurges in terms of how many hours of work it would be. Now that you’re a highfalutin manager of on-air promos, that’s probably worth like a minute of your time. πŸ˜‰

  7. Erika Says:

    Those are great pics! I would say think of it this way — you get two for $30, or for $40 more, you can have every picture from that day to cherish and remember forever. Its not like you were able to have friends/family take a lot of pictures, so if you don’t buy them, you will never have the chance to see them again. I say do it! Like you said, the Boston Marathon was a once in a lifetime thing, and if having those pictures to remember it by help you to keep it in your memories, then its totally worth it!

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