Running is usually considered a solo sport. My road to Boston has been a total team effort from my coach Dr. Stephen Connor (referred to usually as “Dr. Stevil”), Rebecca (my favorite writer who wrote into iRun), Lisa (my pace bunny), my running girls and boys, to my biggest supporter, my husband Scott. Scott has taken on a new job on the team – “blog editor”.
I’ve just returned from #2 of the big 5 (ran Chicago with my Dad in 2003). I ran New York City Marathon with 5 girlfriends. What a great way to start my iRun journey to Boston! It was a slow start – 25 minutes slower then my Toronto qualifying marathon. I guess that’s what happens when you have to take 8 weeks off running because of plantar fascitis, start a new full time job and busy raising two wonderful kids. My foot is 100% ready and I now have a new drive to get back to a sub 3:45 marathon. My “team” is going to be huge at Boston. I don’t want them to have to wait that long to see me run across that finishing line. I’m giving myself one more week to fully recover than we start hitting the pavement. I have a little detour before Boston – a family trip to Disney with a little 42.2k race thrown in – cause 42.3k would be crazy!