I was in Boston, Massachusetts.
I woke up in my la-tee-da hotel and got a balloon from my bloggie roomie.
Ryan Hall walked right by me in the hotel lobby, actually looked at me, smiled, and nodded (I was drooling).
I met these A-MAZ-ING blog ladies in line to catch a bus to Hopkinton:
|Elaine (e's thinking and running); Marcia (the studly runner); MOI;|
Katie (one run at a time)
I was running my 2nd Boston Marathon.
At mile 2 in the race, I felt this shooting pain in my heel and I could barely run; I hobbled as best I could on my forefoot for 24.2 more miles.
This fabulous woman stuck by my side for most of the race and sang Happy Birthday to me about 20 times during those long, painful miles.
Finished my 2nd Boston Marathon with the worst time ever in a marathon; yet one of the most memorable by the special friendships forged.
Had an awesome blogger birthday party thrown to me by my roomie, and met some of the best bloggers ever.
|Jenn!!!!! (Running Sane)|
|Meg (meg runs a lot); Katie (one run at a time); Jenn (running sane);|
ME :); Bethany and Ryan (our love on the run)
I opened all my bloggie birthday cards.
I went to sleep in my heavenly bed.
I woke up.... and I never ran again without some degree of agonizing pain since that infamous Boston mile 2, 2010.
I got up and ate a bowl of oatmeal and a banana. No balloon.
I'm way over last year's weight, and lost almost all my muscle tone - which just really irks me (but I'm working on it!).
I wrote this blog.
I'm headed off to work.
I will read blogs about Boston and running. Happily.
I will yell at kids all day at school to "Pull up your pants" and "Those shorts are too short."
I might do some work.
I'll do my PT exercises.
I will probably email Tara about 5 times venting about my heel.
I get to go to physical therapy at 3:30 and have needles stuck in my leg and ask my PT another two thousand questions. Of which he'll give me some answer that leaves me with more questions and not actually understanding the original.
I may stop at Whole Foods on the way home and spend an hour picking just ONE of these:
I'll then get to see my family and have dinner with them.
I'll try to ride my bike trainer while watching Cupcake Wars.
I'll go to bed and try to be thankful I don't have some sort of terminal disease.
Happy Anniversary, stupid heel!
Next year on this date....
I'm throwing a damn I'm Healed and can run again celebration party!
And best of all:
Who's in? I need to start prepping now - it's going to be the biggest backyard gala you've ever seen! Bring your running shoes!
In other news...- Congrats to all the Boston Marathoners out there; I stalked most of you all morning and got very little actual work done. It was so hard not to be there but I am so happy for every one of you - truly I am!!! And to BDD who ran his first half marathon and Andrew who smashed his sub-30 5K goal! So proud of all you guys.
- Thanks to all who voted for my awesome physical therapy dance video - this may be hard to believe but I WON!! Matty said I squeaked by with a mere 3 votes - so I thank you dearly. I now own a Matty clam shell flamingo canvass - how cool is that!?!? I'll be sure to take a pic when it arrives.
- My son, Ryan, is finishing up his freshman year of track and so far his PR in the mile is 5:28 and 12:01 for the 2-miler (both in very fierce winds). Very proud - I think he's going to shine next year when he adds a little meat to his scrawny body. It's been a blast working with him and all the track kids this season.
Monday: 33.27 miles biking
Tuesday: 10 miles bike; core work
Wed: 12 miles biking; 50 minutes core work and weight training
Thursday: 30 minutes stairmaster; core work
Sat: 9 miles biking; 50 minutes core work and weight training
Sun: 51.17 miles biking (That's a biking PR!)
That's all I got.
Run Strong, friends!