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Joanne Gosselin – My Boston Marathon


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Attached are two pictures of me running the recent Boston Marathon. The first one (with the big building in the background) was taken as I ran the final 500m along Boylston St. with the finish line in sight. The second one was taken with 1 mile (1.6km) to go – as the sign says. I was very tired and frozen in these pictures, as evidenced by the low feet and clenched hands.

Joanne ran the New York marathon this year and did very well.  She talked about the freezing conditions, 5 degrees , raining and a head wind.  Joanne finished with hypothermia and needed medical attention, she says,

…But as these pictures show, I still ran to the finish with a smile, and it was an experience I will never forget. Definitely one of the highlights of my life, to be a part of such an iconic and major world event.

I expect we will see more of these marathons in the future.

Joanne has been attending Pilates training, with a focus on gluteal, and lower limb strength and flexibility.  We add balance challenges, upright strengthening, breathing and a variety of equipment into Joanne’s Pilates training.

I love working with her she is always willing to ‘have a go’ and works hard to get the repertoire and correct muscle patterns during her training.

Well done Joanne, you did a fantastic run.


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