26.2

It has been some time since I last had a post on fitness or healthy eating. There is no excuse for the lack of updates, but I am back with some exciting news you will enjoy. I have completed my first marathon! I ran 26.2 miles through the most magical place, a place I’m sure many of you have been to before, Walt Disney world.
The first time I heard someone speak of running a marathon I immediately thought to myself there is no way I’m interested, nor could I physically cross a finish line after 26.2 miles. I have run three half marathons and several 10k as well as 5k races, but never did I think I would run 26.2 miles until the day after the marathon bombing in Boston. Marathon Monday in Boston is a significant day to not only the thousands of runners from all over the world, but also to the many spectators watching athletes crossing the finish line on Boylston Street. As a Bostonian viewing the marathon for the first time I was beyond excited to experience a gorgeous spring day in the city with friends, until the unthinkable occurred. Marathon Monday will now have a similar impact on people the way September 11th did.
As I sat as my desk the day after the marathon feeling hopeless and afraid I knew I could challenge myself in a way that would allow me to break out of my comfort zone. I have always wanted to run the Boston marathon and I knew if I could train for a marathon I could mentally overcome all doubt.
So, on January 12th I crossed the finish line after running 26.2 amazing miles in Disney. I ran for all those runners that fought for their lives and for those who face obstacles everyday because of the bombing in Boston. The day will come when I cross the finish line in Boston and I will never stop running strong.

20140128-172215.jpg

Advertisements

One Strong City

I will be running this Sunday with friends and many other Bostonians to support the victims and those who lost their lives last Monday.

Marathon Monday has always been a historic and exciting day for families throughout the Commonwealth. Monday, April 15th, 2013 will now be a day we remember as one that took the lives of innocent people. Marathon runners could not finish the race, families lost loved ones, over 100 people injured and millions left with an image that will never be forgotten.

For those of you living in the Boston area, do whatever you can to support the victims and families effected by this tragic event that occurred last week right in our city. We will remain a strong city and united we stand!

http://www.active.com/running/south-boston-ma/southie-5k-walk-run-fundraiser-boston-marathon-victims-2013?act=EMC-RegConfirmation&Version=Running&Event=&Property=Active&Sections=Body&Creative=RegConfFor&ArtText=Txt_1&Content=Event_Details