Happy Friday all!!!!
First up....a picture of our new neighbors! We got home yesterday and found these two hanging out in our backyard!!! Em and I watched them from the back windows!
The next three pics are from when I ran Boston in 2007(the quality is iffy since they were already in the scrapbook). This was my first and only marathon for me and it was a bittersweet journey for me. I ran as a charity runner for the American Diabetes Association. I ran with two other friends and well....that is a different story for a different day. The thing that made Boston bittersweet for me was that it was an amazing race to experience......crowds, support from family along the route, feeling like I could do anything! I still get goosebumps and chocked up just thinking of it! It is so hard to explain the feeling I got turning that corner and seeing the finish line ahead....it is a feeling I will never forget. The part that makes it bittersweet, aside from losing a good friend(again another day another channel) was my time. I can't shake that what if feeling.....what if I ran it alone....what if I had trained differently.....what if.....Especially now that I am getting faster and breaking my half mary time I can't help but wonder what my time would be now. At the time I ran a half in 2:15 and today I run it in 1:52. I know that the time is not right for my family for me to train for another marathon so for now it will remain a what if! I do want to say though that it was an amazing experience! Even though I have those what ifs I remember the amazing feeling crossing that line always!