Boston Marathon 2014

Jessica Sowalsky's Marathon Blog

Boston Marathon 2014 - Jessica Sowalsky's Marathon Blog

Last Meeting

Tonight is the last meeting for DFMC until the marathon. We are discussing the rules and regulations for the year’s marathon, timing on when we need to be at Hopkinton, and party details (pasta party and after the marathon party).

The meeting is expecting to have at least 250 people out of the 750 people on the team! It will be a blast!

I don’t know about you…but I’m feeling 22

I ran 22 miles today with the DFMC team from Boston College to Natick and back. It was a wonderful experience. There were thousands of runners out of the course today and volunteers were screaming and cheering for us.

Now, it is taper time…only 22 days away until the big show!

I am going to run on Wednesday and go from there.

Watch this video about today’s run:

Run Run Run

This Friday, I am headed to my physical therapist for a message before my long 18 mile run on Saturday! It will be my longest run to date! The DFMC team and myself will be running from Boston College to Wellesley and back.

Today marks exactly 25 days until the Boston Marathon! Myself and over 700 people on the DFMC team have trained long and hard through these winter months for this special race by being #BostonStrong! Please watch the video below to see how all of the runners who are training for the #BostonMarathon are running together (#weruntogether)! Please visit my fundraising page at and help my team reach the ultimate finish line by putting an end to cancer!


14 Miles/Paint Nite/Personal Training Session

On Saturday, I ran 14 miles with the DFMC team. The weather was beautiful accept for it being cold otherwise it was a great run. I plan on running 18 miles this weekend from Boston College to Wellesley and back. It will be one of my longest runs yet but it will be amazing!

On Saturday night, I had a Paint Nite Fundraiser at the Wood-N-Tap in Hartford, CT. I fundraised over $1,000 for Dana-Farber. The event was sold out and everyone won a ton of prizes at the raffle. It was great time!

Today, I had a personal training session with my personal trainer who I have been working with since 2011. She gave me some core and strengthening exercises to  help me stand up straight and run faster for the marathon. I will be seeing her again in May.



One Month To Go/Paint Nite

Today is exactly one month until the Boston Marathon!

The Boston Marathon banners are up and spring is here!

I am excited, nervous, and happy to be apart of this amazing marathon team and to reach the milestone of completing my first marathon!

I thank all of my supporters, friends, family, and work friends who have helped with my fundraising thus far!

Tomorrow, I am hosting a Paint Nite fundraiser in Hartford, CT and this fundraiser will put me over $11,000 towards my $13,000 goal! Thank you everyone for your support thus far!

Physical Therapy

I went to physical therapy this morning and I had no pain at all whatsoever. The therapist messaged my leg and foot muscles on my left leg and I performed the stretches he wanted me to do. Tomorrow I am going to go for a run…not sure how long yet since it depends on timing since I am running before work at 11 AM.

This Saturday, I will run 10-14 miles with the DFMC team in Newton at the Greater Boston Running Company. This Friday, it is exactly 1 month away from the marathon! I am getting really excited!

I’m Ready To Run

Ran 7 miles today with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team and now I am more ready than ever to run the marathon in 36 days! 26.2 I am ready to rock you and help Kiera beat cancer!

Kiera will not be able to make the poster party today since she started a new round of chemo and isn’t feeling to well. I will go to the poster party anyway and decorate our poster and send her the picture when it is all finished. She will be on my mind all day. I love her!

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