The 115th Boston Marathon was today!! While I didn’t even run one mile, I felt as if I were there in spirit. Three of my close running training buddies were there and I tracked their race online. Very cool. I have never been on this side of tracking a runner and I must say that it is pretty exciting. I kept refreshing my screen and looking up their progress as well as the times of some blog runners I follow. My friends did well and finished right around time they were trying to get. They trained hard and I’m SO glad they were able to enjoy today.
All that being said, it was hard sitting at home thinking that the race I should have been at was going on without me. My husband called to check in on me a few times. He knows what it meant to me. To be honest, I was a little relieved when it was all over. For the past two years, everything in my running world was leading up to today and since I couldn’t even participate I’m just ready to start over with a clean slate. Does that make sense?? Maybe it’s the injury talking. Anyway, I’m ready to move on.
I’ve been working on a training schedule for the fall. It takes me a while to perfect the right training schedule for me. I do not stick with one regular plan. I have used Hal Higdon’s in the past, but even then I modify or blend two different plans together. I’m so ready to get back to running but I have another 6 weeks of waiting…or longer I guess. I just hope I am healed!!
My running buddy Kem made this shirt for Ashton when I was pregnant and gave it to me at my baby shower. He wore it today anyway- even though I was only running in spirit.
He is such a sweet boy and I love him so…. One of these days his mama will run Boston!