This morning the Boston Marathon opened registration for runners who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes or more. I am extremely tempted to go on and click “register” but I’m not. In the past I have made the comment (many times) that as long as I qualified for Boston I planned on running in it. Why wouldn’t I?
Monday, April 15th was a day I experienced just about every emotion that is humanly possible. When it began I felt the way I feel most other marathon mornings but this time it was even more special. I was about to run the Boston Marathon and I had been dreaming of running this race for years. The day was
I have never had to write a two part race report before but I just don’t see any way around it this time. So much happened in just a few short days on my trip to Boston. I still don’t know if I’m ready (or will ever be ready) to open up about my experience in Boston but I will
I am at Logan International Airport now ready to head home. I was too physically and emotionally drained to post anything last night. My entire Boston trip experience was amazing until about an hour or so after I finished. I will write more about the great parts of the trip- the expo, seeing the city, and running the best marathon
Yesterday the Boston Marathon posted this picture on Facebook and the reality of it has still not sunk in just yet. In just 4 short days I will be crossing the starting line in Hopkinton and working my way 26.2 miles until I reach the finish line on Boylston St. in Boston. It’s been a long road to Boston and
Over the past few years of marathon training, I have found that making it to the starting line injury-free and in top physical condition is much more difficult than actually running the marathon itself. Sometimes there is a very thin line during training between pushing yourself to your potential and pushing yourself too hard. I learned a lot of things
First of all, Happy Easter from Arkansas! I hope you all had a great weekend! Before I jump into some running and training stuff (Boston countdown- 15 days?!!!) I will start with some of my Easter blessings… Easter morning 2013 We actually had a few minutes to spare before church this morning (could it have had something to do with
The Boston Marathon. Whether or not you know anything about running or marathons chances are you’ve heard of this race and know it’s a pretty big deal. April 15, 2013 marks the 117th running of Boston Marathon and hopefully my first! Everyone who has ever run Boston or at least plans to has their own Boston story. My experience is
As a long distance runner, the week AFTER a marathon is one of my least favorite times of the year. The day or two after the big race are great. I’m sore as I’ll get out but my emotions and adrenaline are still going strong from the race. Somewhere around 3-4 days post marathon things start heading south. I really
Yesterday I registered for the Boston Marathon… for the second time. This time was very different from before for obvious reasons. I feel like the odds of me actually making it to the starting line this time have gone up considerably, being that I’m not pregnant this time around. Yes, registering for Boston two years ago was a crazy experience!