Yesterday morning I watched as much as I could of the Boston Marathon at home before I had to head to work. As soon as I got to work, I listened to the marathon on the radio, and about an hour after I had been listening to it my boss leans back in his chair and pokes his head out of his office and says to me "You're not seriously listening to a marathon are you? Watching paint dry would be more interesting." #nonrunnersjustdontgetit
The reason I am so proud to be part of the running community - documented by Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery
When this guy's body failed him, others came around and would not allow him to be defeated! As much as running is an individual sport - we all belong to a community that wants to see everyone succeed. #BostonStrong
After my dreadful ATB experience a few weeks ago, I has not enjoying running and I was dreading my decision to run the 1/2 marathon distance at the FCRR this up-coming weekend. I am happy to report that I have found my enjoyment in running again. I've had a few good runs the past 2 weeks, and over this past weekend I was able to get in a couple good runs. Before Easter dinner this past Friday - Mike and I were able to get out for a run together at the cottage
We did 12.27km together. My knee started to be a bugger at about 11km, but I just slowed the pace a bit, used Mike as my "short uncle" and kept repeating to myself
I was happy that we were able to get out - since it was raining pretty much all morning, and there was NO WAY that these blister prone feet were voluntarily going to run in the pouring rain.
Sunday brought probably the nicest weather we have had so far this year. After the kids collected all of their goodies from the Easter Bunny we headed off to church
We were heading over to my mom's for turkey leftovers for lunch - so I knew I wasn't going to be getting my run in until later in the day. By the time I was ready to go, my watch was almost dead...so I plugged it in to charge and went and watched the Tigers win the ball game with Mike. At around 6pm I hopped in the truck and headed to the park. Mike and Rhoda have been telling me how hilly the 1/2 marathon is this weekend, so I wanted to make sure I wasn't avoiding hills...so I headed out on the hilly part of the paths. I had decided to do 15km (7.5km out, then turn around and head back). My watch is still set up from the ATB at an 8:1 run:walk. So all I did was focus on "it's just 8 minutes...let's do this"
I had a great (for me) run. I felt strong at the end, I was able to push, and more then anything else - I enjoyed every moment of it! I even got to break in my new kicks
I am now feeling confident and ready for my 1/2 marathon this weekend, and the only thing I need to keep my fingers crossed for is that the weather will co-operate.
I keep telling myself that if Katie can run 100 MILES this weekend, I can do 13.1 without complaining. Good luck this weekend Katie...I'll be thinking and praying for you with every mile that I run!
Who else watched/listened to the marathon yesterday?
Any other stories out of the marathon from yesterday that you want to share?
Would you consider running an ultra distance?