Reflections on Boston Marathon – 5 years after the bombings

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. I remember April 15, 2013 so vividly. I remember the swell of emotions as I crossed the finish line that day. Euphoria. Pride. Satisfaction. I remember feeling like I was on top of the world, having just finished running 26.2 miles that had been …

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Boston: The Documentary – motivation!

I saw the Boston Marathon Film (Boston: The Documentary) last night with a group of running gals. Very fun.  It was a documentary on the history of the Boston Marathon.  So cool to watch.  I learned a lot that I didn't know.  It was emotional to watch the parts on the 2013 Boston bombings.  Brought …

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My two cents on how to BQ

Hello readers! For those of you interested on my two cents on how to qualify for the Boston Marathon, please check out my post on my I Mua Training website! Don't worry - I won't cross-post too often.  But I thought this topic might be of interest to you! My plan is to update my …

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Reality is Better Than Dreams

This week has been filled with things that just make me so, so appreciative of all that I have and that I am able to place one foot in front of the other and RUN. I had a conversation with a wise, remarkable 90 (!) year old woman this week.  She has been confined to …

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Racing vs. Running a marathon

26.2 miles is no joke.  Whether you are "racing" it or "just running it for fun", it's a long fricking way to run.  Everyone else that I know running Boston is "racing" it - trying to get PR's or requalify or just kick the course's a$$. They are all tapering and starting (continuing) to think …

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