Prior to last Monday I had some epic blog shit planned for post Boston. Multiple posts, hundreds of pics (which I have!) serious details of all the shenanigans (of which there were many!)
After last Monday I almost decided to say screw it and not blog at all, since there is a big part of that day that I'd prefer to forget forever......
But.... There was a big part of the day that was awesome. Not to mention that you only get one "First Boston..."
I decided to meet myself in the middle and do a teeny tiny recap.
|My first look at the finish line on Saturday!|
We then ventured to the expo which was PACKED...
I need to remember NOT to go at Noon on Saturday next year!!
|My family (and internet friends!) made a group of 16 at the (winning) Sox game!|
It was a cold but awesome Sunday.
This was my first game where I drank exactly zero beers and ate zero fried dough...
|15K Going strong!|
15K is a point in the race where I tend to get grumpy...I always feel like that is a solid number of miles and that I maybe should be done? HAH! Good luck with that...
|Getting into the final stretch!|
At this point I knew I was going to PR but I really wanted to try to push for the finish.
I tend to fall apart in the last 10K, but this time I cranked it the hell up!
|Pushing thru the last mile or so.|
|A HUGE pack of my family was at the Pour House very close to the finish.|
I still had the energy to show off for them!
And I WAS SO HAPPY to see them there!!
And in the last few feet none the less.
Crossed the line in 3:31:42. Solid PR and decent BQ.
I WAS PUMPED. And sunburned. Old sunscreen FAIL.
|I'm gonna end the story here.|
We all know what happened in the next few hours and days....
It makes you feel lucky for what you have, and I have a LOT to be thankful for!