I LOVE Boston Marathon Day! It's one of the best days of the year because it's the day that reaffirms everything I love about running and the running community.
From the female battle at the finish that had my eyes tearing up, to Meb crossing cheering on a fellow runner, and to a Boston bombing victim reclaiming the course with an amputated lower leg. This is amazing stuff!!!
I always feel so inspired and ready to hit the ground running. I still want to get to that start line. 2 years ago I promised I'd be at the start line by 2017 and either through my own power or through a charity group, I will uphold that promise. I'm chomping at the bit to earn my own unicorn medal.
I have my last long run before tapering for my next marathon and after watching the females push to the very end and Rotich's final surge to win first place I have a new mantra -- fight to the finish. Those ladies fought HARD to the finish this year.
No matter how fast or slow you are the marathon is a beast you must fight to tame it and train to earn your times. I will fight to the finish at my next race and push myself to achieve what I know I can do - a Boston Marathon qualifying time.
Congrats to all the finishers, you are my inspiration!