Tuesday, March 15, 2016

My 20th Marathon and 2 Evenings with Greg Dulli



Early today, I finished my 20th marathon. (And later that night) I spent an evening with Greg Dulli and friends from the Congregation at the Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, DC. 

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, I spent another evening with Greg Dulli, friends and my daughter at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA. 

I've been running to Greg's music for over 20 years so I was grateful for the opportunity to personally thank him for his contribution to my running playlists. 

I wore my Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon shirt since I was hoping to get a photo with Greg. 

Now, when I look at this photo, I'm even more determined to succeed at my 11th attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ) at the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Thanks again, Greg.




I was so excited to take my daughter to her first concert that I forgot about Daylight Saving Time. Unfortunately, my daughter's first pre-game didn't include a nap so she fell asleep in the church pew waiting for the meet and greet. Luckily, she woke up just in time to take the above photo of me and Greg. I think she's quite the photographer since it's not easy to get a decent photo of me on the first take. She was a bit shy at first but her nervousness quickly disappeared when Greg told her he liked polka dots. She was all smiles - like mother, like daughter

Needless to say, we will keep her polka dot jacket and my Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon shirt forever. ;-)



First Unitarian Church Sanctuary in Philadelphia
March 13, 2016



If I Were Going
The Body
Please Stay (Once You Go Away)
There's Been An Accident
Bonnie Brae
Papillon
Teenage Wristband
Martin Eden
Step Into the Light
Black Is The Color
My Funny Valentine
She Was Stolen
It Kills
Paper Thin Hotel
Forty Dollars
Too Tough To Die
What Jail Is Like
Can Rova
Number Nine

1st Encore:
The Spell
Candy Cane Crawl


2nd Encore:
Modern Love


March 13, 2016

If I Were Going
The Body
Hyperballad
There's Been An Accident
Bonnie Brae
Papillon
Teenage Wristband
Martin Eden
Step Into The Light
Black Is The Color
My Funny Valentine
She Was Stolen
It Kills
Paper Thin Hotel
Too Tough To Die
What Jail Is Like
Can Rova
Front Street

Encore:
The Spell
Candy Cane Crawl
Summer's Kiss



* My 10th Attempt to Qualify for Boston Marathon since 2013


Sunrise on on the Capitol


1st Song on Shuffle...
Double Day by The Afghan Whigs

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Unofficial Finish Time: 4:00:23 
Average pace: 9:11


3/21/2016 Update: 

I wanted to share this blog post by another mother who wrote so eloquently about "The Dulli Effect" that I can relate to on many levels.Thanks for sharing your story, Red Pen Mama
www.redpenmamapgh.com/2016/03/dulli-effect/








1 comment:

Chaitali said...

Hope you had a good race! That's so cool that you got to meet someone whose music you've been running to for so long :)