I finished! I completed my goal of finishing one of the hottest Boston Marathons (nicknamed the Boston Massacre) on record. It was also a record breaking high in Boston: 87 degrees (the previous record was 84 degrees).
This race was not about a PR, about racing, or about qualifying for the Boston Marathon 2013. It was a race about having fun, making friends, experiencing the greatest marathon in the world, taking in the energy of the spectators, staying cool, hydrating, and finishing. I succeeded in all of these things, and avoided needing any medical attention.
This marathon…this experience was by far the greatest thing I have ever done, and I feel lucky and proud to have been a part of it and to have my finisher’s medal (which I proudly wore home on my flight yesterday).
I cannot wait to do it again.
Here is a summary of what’s to come over the next days and weeks:
- Expo-awesome booths, great products (I have some reviews to write)
- Pre-race dinner
- A little bit about the amazing city of Boston
- Race day-buses, friends, heat, Athlete’s Village, snipers, start, heat, course, Heartbreak Hill, spectators, heat, police, spectators, heat, hydration, heat, spectators, FINISH!!
- Post race
- And lots, and lots, and lots of pictures!
I FINISHED THE BOSTON MARATHON!!!!!! (and beat last year’s winner, Geoffrey Mutai)