Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This.Just.Happened.

On my journey to get a BQ, all I could focus on was the time. 
The time I needed to run to even qualify to apply for registration into The Boston Marathon.

The overwhelming emotions I had that day I ran a 16 minute PR and earned my first BQ(Marshall University Marathon 11/11/12)--It was nothing short of incredible. I wondered what, if anything could come close to that feeling. 

Today it became much more real.



On the journey to get "that time" I forgot about the fact that the journey didn't end there. 

There was still this day, where my 14 minute buffer allowed me to register on day 3. 

There is still race day, running through the streets of Boston and experiencing the magic of Boylston street. 

It seems fitting to register for Boston on the anniversary of 9/11/01. Just as we didn't back down then, we won't back down after the events in Boston this year. I know that both are 2 very different events, and nothing can compare to the tragedy of 9/11 but what I am saying is both events brought out the patriotism, strength and pride. 
There is no end to the pride I feel today, to be running the 2014 Boston Marathon.

I feel like the journey is just starting, and I have never been more excited. 

42 comments:

  1. This is so awesome :). I think it's great you got to register on the 9-11 anniversary too. Just like NYC vowed to move on after 9-11, it's like your own little way of vowing to move on after the Boston attacks this year. Good luck with training for Wineglass this week and looking ahead to Boston- yippee!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS! This so awesome! And I think it is fitting to register for this today. Can't stop us.

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  3. Yahoo!! I will be there as a volunteer handing out water somewhere on the course.

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    1. Yay!! That's awesome you'll be volunteering! P.S. Your package came yesterday! I'm sending yours today!

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  4. So excited for you!! I'm torn, thinking I should hold off til 2015 but I really want to be there!! Maybe I'll put my name in just to see what happens...

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    1. Thanks Laura, I think you should try and see!

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  5. Awesome! Congrats! Boston is an experience like no other--you're going to love it!

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    1. I have a feeling you are right, nothing is going to compare!

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  6. Awesome girl! You so deserve this!!!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!! Girl you totally deserve it!! I can't wait to live vicariously through you!

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  8. WOOHOO! I didn't even know what a BQ was until I read this! HAHAhahaha...I was like, "Burger Queen???" ;)

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  9. YEAHHH that is so awesome and I can't even imagine how excited you must be right now!

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    1. Thanks! I haven't even grasped how excited I am, LOL!

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  10. Awesome awesome awesome!!! Congrats lady :) Maybe we'll see each other while we're up there! You are going to love every moment of the weekend!

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    1. That would be so awesome if we could meet up!!

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  11. So awesome!! Congrats!! I hope I see you there... :) Fingers majorly crossed I get in!!

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    1. Thanks! When can you enter?? My fingers are crossed!

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  12. This is so exciting, congratulations and good luck!

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  13. So exciting! I have goosebumps for you! I hope I'll be there to cheer you on. My husband will get to register on Monday if the race isn't full by then. Fingers crossed!

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    1. Thanks Karla! My fingers are crossed for your hubs!

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  14. I can only imagine that feeling! Good for you and congragutlations!! All the best as you continue this journey!

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  15. Congrats Laura!! I'm so excited for you!

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  16. Very exciting! I honestly thing next year's Boston will be an absolutely amazing experience, you are so lucky you are going to get to be there and experience it all!

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  17. I know you are going to do great things. 100%.

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  18. Awesome!!! Congratulations!! I know you are going to rock it :) I dream of just spectating Boston some day :)

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  19. Congratulations! It does seem fitting that you registered on 9/11.

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  20. Congrats on the registration! I know what a huge honor it is to qualify for it. Very cool!

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  21. Congrats on the registration! I know what a huge honor it is to qualify for it. Very cool!

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