The 118th Boston Marathon was held yesterday and OH MY GOSH, what a race.
I won't re-cap it, because if you care, you watched it (or read about it), and if you don't care, then me telling you about it isn't going to change your mind.
I will say that I'm sorry that Shalane Flanagan didn't win, because I know that she really, really, really wanted to, but man, she did a great job. She set a record, both personally, and for American women, and that is saying something.
And Meb. Oh, my. Meb Keflezighi. What an amazingly awesome and supremely gifted runner. I will be honest, I did not think he was going to win. When the race started, I cheered for him but was kind of expecting him to get over taken. Ha. That'll teach me to doubt!
By the last 400 meters, I was on my feet in my living room, bouncing up and down, yelling at the television. "Don't celebrate! Keep running! Faster! He's behind you! Faster!" I can't remember the last time I was that stressed out. LOL
*sigh* What a great day.
And, as always, watching amazing runners run got me all fired up. So I spent some time last night looking at the calendar and fretting and came up with a loose 14 week training plan for the Endless Summer 6 Hour Run. It looks like a crazy amount of running. I honestly don't know how it's going to go. But I'm gonna try!
2 weeks till my 5K, 4 weeks till my HM, 14 weeks till ES6, and 22 weeks till NC24. I have a lot of running ahead of me, and I am seriously crazy excited.
Did you watch Boston? Does watching a race get you pumped up for your own running?