Oh. My. Goodness. That was the best Boston that I’ve ever watched.
For the first time in 33 years, an American woman crossed the Boston Marathon finish line first!
Desi and I are pretty much best friends so that was fun for me to see;)
We were still in California on Monday and the girls were up nice and early to join in on watching Boston.
I also watched part of the race from the hotel gym so I could get in my miles at the same time. I did 8 miles @ 8:30 average pace and I was very thankful that I wasn’t running in a tornado like everyone in Boston. I’m glad no one else was in the gym because I was cheering loud when Desi pulled up to first.
I don’t know about you but after watching Boston yesterday I wanted to go out and run a marathon. I was so inspired by Desi. It was her 16th marathon at 34 years old and she finally had a major marathon victory. After years and years of hard work, consistency, showing up, patience and dedication… she did it. Just a few miles into the race she was feeling awful and feeling like it wasn’t her day and then she made it her day. Watching her slow down to help Shalane get back to the lead pack after she had to make a porta potty stop was incredible. Desi was so busy trying to help everyone else around her that it made her forget about how bad she felt and that got her legs going. With so many obstacles she won, it was amazing and my favorite part was seeing her husband’s reaction to her coming down to the finish. Brooke was watching the last mile or so with me and she was so confused why I was crying about running ha.
Also, how amazing was Kawauchi—> A full time school administrator that isn’t sponsored and ran 12 marathons last year… WON. This was his 4th marathon this year. He has won all four! He is a machine. Such an inspiring day and congrats to EVERYONE that ran yesterday. You are hard core and I hope that you are finally warm again after that.
I loved watching these interviews from after the race. .
“It was kind of hilarious how it worked out and even when I got in the lead I was like, this is going to go horribly wrong…. This is not what I expected today.”
And a video about what was going on with Shalane:
Okay, one more video—> Sarah Sellers. She took 2nd and was pretty shocked about it! This was her second marathon and coming in second and passing all of the people that she did probably felt so crazy. Also, she went to school in Utah so I feel a bond with her of course.
In the car when I was telling Andrew about how Desi slowed down to help out Shalane he got the biggest goosebumps (that is what I attempted to take the below picture of). I think I had goosebumps each time I saw anything about the race for the rest of the day.
PS before we left the hotel for the day I was sitting on the bed and feeding Skye when I thought Andrew started to shake the bed. It was weird because I was looking at him and he wasn’t moving but I was sure he was trying to be funny and shake the bed and then I noticed that the shower door was also shaking for a second—> It was an earthquake. It was so weird (and thankfully small) but it was the first time I’ve ever been awake for an earthquake.
Let’s talk about the rest of the day now!
We went to lunch at one of my favorites.
Pluto’s! They have the best salads and they do not skimp on toppings. They have toppings like roasted brussel sprouts and butternut squash… this tasted so good!
It was raining in San Jose so we stayed inside for the rest of the day and hit up the Tech Museum which was really cool and our favorite part was Body Works.
It was so interesting to learn so much about how our bodies work and what everything looks like inside. After watching the marathon and then seeing all of the muscles and systems of the body, it made me appreciate our bodies even more.
They also had a bunch of children’s activities there that Brooke loved and an IMAX film that we went to. I just fed Skye during pretty much the entire movie so she was happy.
We grabbed some dinner at the airport and also froyo. I have never had froyo at the airport so I thought that was pretty sweet.
Getting his strength training in:
Kicking back and enjoying the flight.
The airplane was pretty much empty so that took away a lot of my stress of flying with Skye. We are very happy to be home now!
To finish up today, I have four tangents:
1. Have you heard about this Sour Patch Kid’s ice cream? I’m thinking it isn’t going to be good but I have to try it.
2. Yeah… this is happening.
3. An awesome reminder from THIS book:
4. I saw this book at the bookstore and was wondering if any of you have read it… what did you think?
What did you think about Boston? I want to hear all of your feelings:)
Have you ever been in an earthquake before?
Have any tangents to share… I would love to hear them!
What’s your run for today? Feeling extra inspired?