The Boston Marathon returned on Patriot’s Day this year and I have loved seeing everyone’s social media posts from the race (whether they were running or spectating, it looked like a fun day!)
While I didn’t get to watch much of the race due to a very busy day at work, I enjoyed reading all the stories from after the event. Below is a roundup of some of my favorite headlines and stories from race day.
Can all of my favorites from this week be things from the Boston Marathon?! But seriously how awesome was that race? Every day since the race I’ve found a new article or podcast about the crazy outcomes of Monday.
1. It’s taper week! While my legs are itching for race day, it is nice not running for hours and hours.
2. Running outside! This weather has been absolutely crazy. It snowed on Monday was in the 80s on Wednesday. I’m really hoping Spring will come to stay for a while.
It’s Marathon Monday! Good luck to all the runners today! I hope to one day run this iconic race. I’m also praying you all have better conditions than what they are calling for right now (Sunday night).
This race has so much history and I’ve enjoyed reading all about it in the weeks leading up to today. The Boston Marathon goes back to 1897 when it was called “The American Marathon,” and it’s still the marathon.
I am so pumped for this year’s race and all the American women who are contenders for the win. Shalane, Desi, Jordan, Molly, Deena, and Kellyn are all badasses and I can’t wait to see how they finish. While I think it would be awesome for an American woman to win, I’m secretly hoping can get the win and end her career in such an awesome way.
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?!
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.
1. DISNEY PRINCESS HALF MARATHON
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!
2. KENTUCKY DERBY MINI MARATHON
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.
3. ROYAL PARKS FOUNDATION HALF
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 →