I’m sure by now, most people know how amazing the Boston Marathon went today. From the gutsy performances, to course records, to MEB! winning it all for USA and the City of Boston, it was amazing. Made even more amazing when I learned he had the names of the bombing victims written on his race bib. No wonder he found the motivation to hold on at the end. So inspiring.
I also followed along online the progress of my friends running the race. Very cool for them – they don’t know it, but I was cheering for them from Texas. I hope to join them in that race one day. I’m not sure how, but I will try to find a way.
In the meantime, the best I can do are tribute/virtual runs. This year I participated in the Boston Marathon World Run. That way I could at least feel I had a small part in it. And hey, they sent me some virtual awards for completing my pledged distance.
Additionally, I decided to run my own little virtual Boston ‘mini-marathon’. I couldn’t be in Boston to run 26.2 miles, so instead I ran 2.62 at home.
Anyway, not much more to say. One year after the the bad guys tried to scare us, the whole world came back bigger and stronger than before…and we keep on running.
How ’bout you? Anybody run on Boston Marathon day? Anybody else inspired by the race? Tell me something!
So amazing, I was so incredibly happy for him and heartbroken for Shalane. Today was my rest day but I was itching to run after their performances!