My friend Rachael – the one who ran a huge chunk of my marathon with me – comes from a running family. Her sister ran Boston this past Monday. Here is her story. It’s an amazingly beautiful story….
Running a marathon in a big city you’ve never been to is never an easy task, going alone is even harder. Last year I qualified for Boston for the first time at the New Orleans Rock n’ Roll Marathon. It wasn’t until November that I decided I should sign up for Boston when I knew that this might be my only chance to run a marathoners dream run before I moved back overseas with my Fiance where the military would inevitably keep me far away from the east coast. After struggling through achilles tendonitis and lacking in my training, I woke up Friday morning and told myself “just go, just have fun and enjoy the course.” I couldn’t find anyone to go with me but I had some friends that were in the local area, so I figured I would just hop in my car, drive 5 hours…
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4 thoughts on “Boston – A Lonely Runner’s Experience”
Kristy! Thank you so much for the kind words and reposting this story. I feel so blessed to have my life, my legs and my heart today. I swam, ran and did yoga today to clear my mind. It’s interesting, I didn’t talk much about my fiancé and why he wasn’t there to support me but he is in Korea and with the unstable leader of N Korea, every day I worry about him, as do a lot of people for the troops over there, not once do we think of a concern for ourselves on our own soil. It’s sad when we need to be alert not only in other countries but now here. Hope you have a great day and I love your blog!
Thank you for letting me share! Your story needs to be heard! Your sister and I have big plans to follow in your footsteps 🙂
Thank you for sharing! Such a great writer with an important story to tell…
Kristy, Thanks so much for sharing her story. It is an absolutely heartwarming story about how much good their is in the world.