Today’s post will be some throwbacks (since it’s Thursday!!) and a shout out to my husband who is running his 7th Boston. He’s a bit down lately due to some hip pain. And you know, any pain before a race SUCKS. Won’t be his fastest Boston, but here’s hoping he comes out of it no worse off than he started it! I think that is a goal we can all hope for in racing, right??
Ever since my disappointing training last summer, and failed qualifying attempt in September I’ve been pretty much over thinking about qualifying for Boston again. I mean, my body has just been breaking down lately and telling me “No way”. BUT, going back through my Boston pictures in a pre-race psych up has really got me thinking about it again!! I mean, did you see me cross that finish line (on my birthday!!). I think “dang, I looked strong!” I know I felt otherwise after those 26.2 miles, but after seeing this again, it made me smile. Really big
TBT Boston 2015. My 10 seconds of fame when they wished me Happy Birthday as I crossed the finish line with a big freaking smile on my face!! Best. Day. Ever. Thankful my husband was capturing that moment!! …….. #tbt #bostonmarathon #bostonstrong #happybirthday #bestdayever #truelove #mademyday #goodtimes #runstrong #techchickadventures #finishline
And here are some other goodies from years past…
2011 (Alan’s first year)
It was amazing how he took the lead on those Kenyans and Ryan Hall for most of the race!! hahaha (I chuckled when I saw this picture again. I crack myself up!)
We had an amazing cheer squad assembled to encourage everyone to run strong!!
The kids ran a race up and down Heartbreak Hill in Newton.
This gave me scary chills when I found this one on my Facebook feed. I still vividly remember posting that and calling my Mom.
This is me hanging out before the race in Athlete’s Village. It’s pretty glamorous, no?
We got to chat with Meb and other elite runners in Boston last year! #runnercrush
Yep, Boston still does have a strong pull for me. Sigh. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll get past these freaking injuries and give it a shot again soon. Chasing that unicorn.
Some races are for gutting it out, and pushing it hard, and others are for all of the friends and excitement of the race. If you’re running Boston, I hope your race goes well and remember… “it’s wicked hard, but you got this!!”
Q: Have you ever run or spectated at Boston?
Q: Have you met any elite runners?
Q: What is your dream race?