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 D O C O M E 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!!! ; )