*BOSTON bound, baby!!*

Yesterday was a good day. A really good day. Everything I’ve been working for came to fruition when I got an early birthday gift in my email inbox late yesterday morning from the Boston Athletic Association.

Of course I had to blab about it on Facebook. My status read:

D R E A M S Β  D O Β  C O M E Β  T R U E!!!

I was just notified that my qualifying time and entry into the 2015 Boston Marathon has been accepted!!! I’m overwhelmed with joy and gratitude at the moment. And lots of happy tears.

The dream of qualifying for, and ultimately running Boston, has been a year-and-a-half in the making. I’ve logged hundreds and hundreds of miles, sacrificed Friday nights with friends, been blistered, chafed, and sore more times than I can count, and had many doubts along the way. But I kept fighting because I knew I had to prove to myself that I was worthy of dreaming that big. Thank you, EVERYONE, for your support, encouragement, and love. Whatever it is that you have dared to dream, keep fighting for it!!!! xo

I’ve been savoring the sweet congratulatory messages and reveling in the awesomeness of knowing that it is really, truly going to happen. While there is a lot of work ahead with travel plans and training, for a few days I’m going to just soak it all up. And celebrate!!! ; )


Celebration in full swing!


12 thoughts on “*BOSTON bound, baby!!*

  1. Congratulations! That is wonderful and well-deserved! I hope you have a great training cycle and I look forward to reading about the race. April seems like a long way away now but it is pretty awesome to have that to look forward to!

    • Thank you!!! I really want to take my time training, after giving my body a bit of rest, so it is welcome. My body is feeling the six marathons in 14 months. I know time will fly though!

  2. Hyla, I am extremely proud of you! This is a goal you worked hard for and achieved. You have always inspired me and continue to do so. Run like the wind, be fleet of foot like Mercury! Hugs, me

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