Monday, April 16, 2018

G.R.F. Thoughts on Marathon Training

Today is the day.
The day I make my way from Hopkinton to Boston.
Today is Boston's party. My victory lap after 20 weeks of training.
Hundreds of miles.
Cold runs. Hard runs. Fun runs.
Runs that made me question my sanity.
Runs that made me feel on top of the world.
I've run through a knee injury.
Stretching. PT.
Icing. Taping.
Three years ago this was a mere dream.
I was a spectator.
Now I am a runner.
Now I am running Boston.
I've run this city.
My city.
My Boston.
Forward Together.
This is Boston.
Boston Strong.
Come this afternoon, if all goes well, I will be a marathoner.
I am ready.
This is my celebration.
Run my race.
Toe the line in Hopkinton.
Ashland. Framingham. Natick. Wellesley. Newton. Brookline.
Right on Hereford, left on Boylston.
Finish strong.


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19 thoughts on the matter:

Handmade in Israel said... {Reply}

Lots and lots of luck! I hope all goes well.

Jeanna said... {Reply}

How exciting, Tamar, I know all that hard work will pay off and congratulations just for getting there. May your path today be without rain, wind, sleet or snow.

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

I wish you so much luck today! The weather doesn't look like it's going to be great for runners or spectators today. But, at least you won't have to worry about getting too hot. Either way, best of luck, have fun and finish strong. I will be thinking of you all day. I have enjoyed hearing about your training these past months and I'm so proud of you!

Bekah said... {Reply}

Cheering you on from Indiana! I woke up thinking about your big day! SO so so excited for you!

Shelbee On The Edge said... {Reply}

You are rock star, Tamar! Go get 'em! And have so much fun! These photos are so much fun!


Tom said... {Reply}

...wishing you a good run!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Go, Tamar, go!

Betty Crow said... {Reply}

WOW! Good luck!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

I'm so incredibly excited for you! It has been a journey!!!

jodie filogomo said... {Reply}

You are amazing!!! The commitment, the glory---it's all yours!!!

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

I'm cheering you on from Oregon! I remember when you first mentioned the dream and it's been so fun to watch you train and prepare.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said... {Reply}

So excited for you! Best of Luck! Enjoy the run and stay strong.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

I'm so excited for you and I've been thinking about you all day!!! What an accomplishment!

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Sending you positive thoughts and I am happy that you did it. Great job.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

Good luck and big congrats!

Linda said... {Reply}

How was it? I heard the rain was brutal.

Klara S said... {Reply}

It must be wonderful event.
Thank you for hosting.

packmom said... {Reply}

Congrats on the marathon! Love all the colorful pictures this week. What great spirit they show. In honor of your run my I chose an end of track meet shot of Justin for my link picture ;0) Maybe a future marath0n runner? He does run all the distance events.

Sharon said... {Reply}

Congratulations! Not only are you running the marathon, but it's also a celebration of your city. Boston Strong! I'm proud to "know" you!