Meet Amy Robitaille.
Amy’s story, titled “Getting There, or Not Quite Getting There: A Happy Story”, tells of how she trained hard for her 2010 marathon to qualify for Boston, only to discover well into her training that she was expecting a baby! Amy embraced her Plan B with a strong, positive attitude.
Our Favourite Part of Amy’s Contest Entry: “I had trained for so long and this marathon meant a lot to me…I had the good fortune of being healthy enough to continue training … knowing that this was my last chance at the BQ for the 2011 Boston Marathon was something I just had to accept and let go. As I stood at the starting line that cool, perfect September morning in 2010, I felt such a sense of accomplishment and amazement. I was 4 and a half months pregnant, about to run a strong but smart marathon. One that probably wouldn’t bring me to Boston, but one that I could talk about to my kids for decades.”
Now, the 32 year old from Rockwood, Ontario, will be running the 2012 Boston Marathon, courtesy of adidas. Follow Amy’s blog to join her on the Road to Boston!