our pr manager takes on the nyc marathon!

Our Public Relations Manager, Jenn, is achieving a goal on Sunday, Nov. 7: the NY Marathon. What's her goal time? She doesn't have one. Read on to find out why:

running top from lululemon
Looks like 2010 is my year of fours. I turned forty, and I’ve headed to the Big Apple to run my fourth marathon. Oh - and it happens to be the 40th running of this renowned race. Coincidence? Not a chance. I’m achieving a long-standing personal goal: running NY and doing it in my 40th year.

To those thinking of training for a marathon, I highly recommend it. And not because of the fitness benefits, but because of the new things you discover about yourself – mentally and physically. Training is a roller coaster ride. And it’s worth every peak, valley, twist and turn.

how i trained for the marathon

  • Jeff Galloway’s Marathon Training Program (with a goal time of 4:15).
  • yoga once a week
  • personal training to work on my functional strength

what i wore to train in

For race day, I'm wearing Run: Dash crops and the Run:Reflection vest.

With only a few sleeps til the big day, I’m experiencing every emotion, including frustration. Acute achilles tendonitis set in following my last long run. Everything was going so smoothly and then WHAM! But this is where having a solid support system is priceless. My friends rallied around me, keeping me sane and positive.

With this recent setback, I’m readjusting my goal time: I don’t have one. I am enjoying the moment (and building a longer playlist on my ipod). And, to quote the Tragically Hip from the first song on my running playlist, I plan to do it all with “Grace, Too”.

From all of us at the Store Support Centre, good luck to Jenn and all other runners on Sunday!

Will you be in New York this weekend? Come support the marathoners with lululemon. We'll be at a cheer station at Mile 23 in Harlem, or join us after for a post-race day party at lululemon Lincoln Square - 1928 Broadway (at 64th Street).

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So inspiring Jenn… You make me want to run a marathon, and I’ve convinced myself that my body is only capable of a half.

Get after it Sunday!

Comment by Whitney — November 5, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

Go get it Jenn! Enjoy every single second of your 26.2 mile journey through the 5 boroughs! I’ll see you at lululemon athletica Lincoln Square for the after party! Can’t wait to see the fellow lululemon cheer team at mile 21.5!! Good luck!

Comment by meghan — November 5, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

Go you! Good luck on the run, enjoy every minute – you’re so smart to let the goal time go with the onset of injury. Hopefully it’s not too painful for you… and if it is, you just gotta PUSH THRU!! ((Good luck to all the runners!))

Comment by Jordan Monnier — November 5, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

NYC WoW!!!!
I wish I could be there to celebrate at your after party.What an experience You’re an inspiration for me and my two girls !!!! Good Luck

Comment by Paul Neziol — November 5, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

GOOD LUCK JENN! we’ll be cheering you on from kingston!

Comment by tiffany a. — November 5, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

I loved reading about your thoughts, feelings & preparation leading up to the big day. Have a great run & enjoy!

Comment by Mika — November 5, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

Good luck Jenn! It’s a year of 4′s for me too…but nowhere near the NY Marathon! You’ll be fabulous!!!


Comment by Betsy Cooper — November 5, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

We wish you a great run on Sunday. We know that you can do it! Wish we could be there too…watching that is. Love Chris, Steph, Carter & Angel Alexis

Comment by The Roungs — November 5, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

To my cousin Jenn, I am so proud of you! Good luck!

Comment by Jessica Moran — November 6, 2010 @ 5:23 am

Go Jenn Go!!! So proud of you and will be rooting here for you from Woodstock…although I would give anything to be in NYC with you!!!

Comment by Jodie Booy — November 6, 2010 @ 6:11 am

Go Jen Go! You are going to rock it!

Comment by Lindsay — November 6, 2010 @ 9:27 am

Go Jenn!

So proud of you!

Comment by jacki carr — November 6, 2010 @ 9:54 am

Good luck Jen from all the Tesolin’s. We know you can do it. Have a wonderful time in New York. hOpe to see you at Christmas.

Orlando and Gerry
Brian and Julie

Comment by Mrs. G. Tesolin — November 6, 2010 @ 10:58 am

Yay for my gorgeous cousin!!! You’re an inspiration to me! You’re going to do great!

Comment by Sarah McIntosh — November 6, 2010 @ 11:32 am

Go Jenn! Wishing you all the best from Brantford. :) FOCUS!!!! xoxo

Comment by Sara Neziol — November 6, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

Mind over matter … YOU CAN DO IT!!! Enjoy the NYC Marathon, there is nothing, nothing, nothing in the world like it!!!! Seriously, embrace and enjoy your special day :)

Comment by Katy — November 6, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

Mind over matter … YOU CAN DO IT!!! Enjoy the NYC Marathon, there is nothing, nothing, nothing in the world like it!!!! Seriously, embrace and anjoy your special day :)

Comment by Katy — November 6, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

Way to go! Check out my website for some very cool running cards.

Comment by Deborah — November 7, 2010 @ 10:24 am

Go Jenn Go!!!! We are very proud of you back in Burlington!

Comment by Lynda Wilson — November 7, 2010 @ 10:25 am

So proud of her GODMOTHER! XOXO Gene and Dianne send their love too and Milo :)

Comment by Goddaughter — November 7, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

This year was the 40th birthday/41st running of the NYC Marathon.

Comment by Amanda — November 7, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

I was also running. It was a spectacular race. Congrats!!!

Comment by Brian — November 11, 2010 @ 7:48 am

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