So, I've been out of the blog loop as of late....A little hiatus as I do from time especially when I'm dealing with a setback....I've come to the consensus that I really miss having this blog in my life. I miss this outlet I had to yap about the completely insignificant details of my daily life, my freedom to brag about my kids to people since it's obviously not "proper" to do that outside of blogworld, and to chat about running with people who actually know how many miles are in a marathon!! I have followed so many of you behind the scenes....
Yap yap yap.
This has been a bit of a bittersweet day for me. I was to hop on a plane this morning to head to Boston to run the marathon for the second time. The first time in 2010 I ran my current marathon PR and I had an amazing experience. I was hoping to set a NEW PR this year and celebrate that with some people who have come to mean a GREAT GREAT deal to me!! It was something I had been training for and greatly looking forward to. This was not in the cards....
I will definitely miss THIS:
Happy Birthday this week Jill!!!!
SO, I've decided to drown my personal sorrows in THIS in honor of Boston!
Now, I know it's like sacrilege to drink Sam Adams Light but my the lack of 80 mile weeks has pushed me to this-ha! I will drink the REAL thing on Monday in the honor of the next 3 people who have made the Boston marathon a very exciting day in my life here in 2012 even though I'm not running!
Robin from Westford mommy was like one of the first marathoners I knew!! We went to the same high school and although we didn't know each other then, we had a connection there. I ran my first marathon with a great deal of advice from her and I admire her a GREAT deal!! She is an amazing woman who has taken her life to a completely different place this last 5 years. The most perfect example of where hard work can bring you that I can find!!! This is Robin's FIRST Boston and I could NOT be more excited for her!!! GO ROBIN!! I will be screaming SO loudly for you all the way from Minnesota!!!
Amanda. A very dear friend. A friend I've had the privilege to know through 3 of her marathons!! An amazing woman with a huge heart who has supported and encouraged me through 3 training cycles of my own...There are very few of you who wouldn't know Amanda in blogworld and I have a feeling she is going to have a cheering section like no other on Monday morning. I know I will be there in spirit every step of her race. Best of luck to you Amanda! You are an amazing example to runners, to mothers everywhere. So honored to know you. Go run the race of your life girlfriend. The race of your life!!!
Nicole. Nicole is a woman I admire GREATLY. She has a "fight" that I see in very few. A woman I would NEVER count out in a race and a woman that truly deserves an amazing race in Boston! A race I'm hoping will happen for her!! Some unfortunate circumstances have put a damper on Monday morning for her. My thoughts are with her constantly here and whether or not Boston is the race for her, I have NO doubt she will run the 3:12 she is trained for in 2012. Wrapping you up in virtual hugs Nicole. May Boston be an amazing trip for you.
To the many more that are running Boston, I wish you ALL the very best of luck. What an accomplishment!!!!!
So, that pretty much sums it up for tonight as the picture of Sam Adams I took was beer #4-ha! I am RUNNING!!! I am not running a lot yet but I'm running WELL and I'm running HAPPY!! I will be back to posting about running and cows and hotdish and wild animals SOON!!! I will be around to visit as well this weekend!!! Peace out!