To know you are EXACTLY where you are supposed to be and EXACTLY what you are supposed to be doing in life is a treasured gift. I have been one of the lucky ones. I have traveled and seen many parts of the world, but I am most happy with my husband, kids and puppy. Home is definitely where your heart is. Knowing you are doing what you are destined to do allows the body to feel peace and a calm presence. I may be calm now, but I a SUPER excited for our local runners going to Boston this weekend for Monday's epic run!
My heart this week has been excited for all my friends running Boston on Monday. Patriot's Day. A day where runners connect before, during and after the most momentous race there is; the Boston Marathon. This year is no exception. No, I am not going (I'm not the streaky, consecutive type- I like to go every 5 years) but the excitement does not escape my mind and body the week before Boston. It is hard to believe this has been an organized race for 122 years. Ah-mazing!
I am SO excited to see all the big names compete on a world wide stage. The competition this year is going to be FIERCE! The men will certainly not disappoint, but MY eyes will be glued to the television screen to see some of my favorite women compete: Flanagan, Linden, Huddle, Kastor, Hasay, Burla and Hall. It will be Christmas morning on Monday for me and for the first time I will be not working and having to watch the entire marathon later in the day.
On a more local, personal note I was fortunate enough to invite a few local runners to a get-together at the Greensboro Lululemon store last night. Adam Admundson spearheaded the party so that fellow runners could meet one another and get a proper send-off to Boston. I could not have been more proud to represent (as an ambassador) a company that truly VALUES the community. I will post photos on social media as they become available!
The introductions that were made and the shared stories created a sense of calm with the first time Boston runners and a sense of knowing with the seasoned runners. I am so excited to track and cheer for them. Here is a photo from the infamous bus ride from Bolyston to Hopkinton. No matter how many times you run Boston, the bus ride seems like FOREVER and you question if you can even run that far...lol...Jeriann & I were giggling, laughing and having WAY too much fun!
The weather forecast may not be ideal for them, but I doubt they will notice with all the cheers from the crowds.
Running is my favorite sport because most of the competition is with yourself. Running is a mental sport as well as a physical one.
I am thrilled to be back on the Appalachian Trail tomorrow and Saturday with Miles. This guy turned 1 a little over a week ago and I KNOW he is excited because as I began to pull out my camping gear, he went nuts smelling it as well as wagging his tail. Have a super rest of your week!