⚠️This is long ⚠️
Boston re-cap time. First, THANK YOU all for your well wishes, cheers & prayers. I had the most wonderful time this past weekend.
I came into Boston not knowing what to expect. It's something you just have to experience in order to understand. It's magical. Like Disney World magical. The people of Boston take massive pride in everything that is part of The Boston Marathon. I'll start by saying I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this year's race. It was hard earned.
Now, for the good stuff. This picture captures so much. I am with my RBFF @esaid01 and we are rocking this race out the best we know how given where we were physically. Yes, we are walking. We are laughing, talking and absorbing every ounce of what makes this race special, the crowds. It was hot. Not like humid, NC summer, but not optimal running a marathon weather. I had a hard time keeping my nutrition down, which after 14/15 miles left me depleted. Nonetheless, I kept moving. I put plan A aside and moved to plan B. After finding my wonderful friend @paceofme at mile 19 she told me to adapt to a run/walk like we did earlier in the week and to run and then reset. Finishing at this point was the goal. Just seeing her alone was fuel for another couple of miles. I'm praying at this point RBFF finds me and we can finish this out. Mile 21 I hear her calling me. You can't know how glad I was to see her. We proceeded to finish what we started. The one thing that stands out to me is Liz saying with emotion, "I wanted your first Boston to be so awesome!" She has no idea how finishing this race with her, whether walking, crawling or running meant to me, and while I didn't PR or BQ she was by side like she always is and that made it awesome! 💗🏃🏼♀️💗This is us at mile 25.2 embracing where we are and enjoying it together. Shortly after we did make our #rightonhereford and #leftonboylston running at top speed, hands in the air and with a smile on our faces!
That's a wrap, Boston! Thank you for everything. I'll be back for sure. I have unfinished business with you.