I did Boston today, which was my 4th Boston, and my 60th marathon.
I have NEVER raced in such miserable conditions. COLD rain and 25 mph headwind. I have never seen so many people just completely wrecked after the finish.
Congrats to Desi for persevering. I’m just getting in from my flight, but I heard a rumor that she even tried to hang back to help Shalane get back into the race.
Also motivating: the woman who finished 2nd, an American named Sarah Sellers, is an *amateur* runner with a full time job.
This is most of what life is; just showing up and trying your best. Just rewatched the coverage from today, truly an amazing race today!
I guess I never realized that even very experienced runners have days where they feel awful when they run. That is actually quite motivating for me.
I needed this. On Saturday, I had a terrible day at work. I felt like a noob at a position I’ve been at for 13 years. Everything i did went wrong. I wanted to quit. I was so frustrated. I felt like I let my team down. But I stayed and showed up the next day. Got a high five and some laughs with the persons who also had the same rough day I had because we all made it. (we work in surgery)
Thank you. Needed this. Also I hate running....but I do like writing comedy so this will be applied.
I gotta get it together
So proud of you today. I cried when you crossed the finish line. You are an amazing athlete.