My favorite moments from the 2017 Boston Marathon

Well now that all of the excitement from the 2017 Boston Marathon is over, I thought I would share some of my favorite moments from yesterday.

• Des Linden took 4th for the women in 2:25:06.  I’m always rooting for her.  She just seems so down-to-earth and like such a hard worker.

• Kathrine Switzer, first woman to officially run Boston Marathon, competes again.

• There were three American men in the top 10!!!

• Jordan Hasay with the new American debut Marathon record! This was her first marathon! She also had a great post-race interview.

• Meb Keflezighi took 13th place and at 41 years old he finished in 2:17:00. He is the happiest person ever and I was definitely in tears when he crossed the finish line. He says that this will be his last competitive time running Boston. He was the 2014 winner of the Boston Marathon.

• When Edna Kiplagat (the women’s champ) accidentally grabbed the wrong water bottle she took it back to the water table and then went on to get her water bottle at the next table. What great sportsmanship!

What were some of your favorite moments from yesterday’s race?!


Marathon Monday

Happy Patriots Day, everyone! Today is Marathon Monday aka the day of the Boston Marathon. 

I’m so excited to watch such an elite group of Americans run this historic race. I’m really hoping Meb and Desi can sweep this race for an American win across the board.

To everyone running – good luck! I hope to one day be in your shoes. 

📷 from @bostonmarathon 

My top 5 goal races

Since my budget and travel expenses and are pretty tight, most of my races stay pretty local to Owensboro/Murray/Evansville, Indiana. BUT if I ever get the chance to travel more for races, these five races are definitely on my running bucket list. Also, the half marathon is becoming my favorite distance to race and I so pumped to hopefully be adding a few more to my calendar this year.

Anyways, here are my top five goal races for the future.

So I’ve have had friends who’ve completed RunDisney events (everything from 5k-marathon) and I would love to complete one too! The Princess Half is probably my dream race. I even have a few ideas of who I would dress up as — Minnie Mouse, Cinderella (both traditional favorites) Jessie from Toy Story or the Chesire Cat from Alice in Wonderland!

Since Kentucky is my home state, why do the biggest half marathon in the Bluegrass? I have always wanted to run this race since Lexington is one my favorite cities in the state. Every year for high school cross country we ran at the Kentucky Horse Park and I always remember it as being one of the prettiest courses. I would love to run Derby one day, hopefully sooner rather than later.

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While I would be happy with racing in any international race, I really want to race in London. The Royal Parks Foundation Half goes through central London and cover four of the city’s eight Royal Parks. Continue reading