Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Meb For President

Oh, my goodness.   Did you watch? Tell me you watched.  If you're saying "Watched what?" then obviously you don't need to be reading this blog.

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? 

8 comments:

  1. I did watch the race - my boys even joined me for the last 20 minutes or so and it was rough thinking Meb was going to lose it at the end!
    It was fun to watch!!

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  2. My staff thought I was a lunatic as I was jumping up and down in my office when Meb crossed the finish line. Actually, they probably already knew I was a lunatic...

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    1. I am impressed that you watched at work! =)

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  3. I was jumping up and down in my living room too - totally stressed until he crossed that line!

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    1. =) It was a beautiful sight, wasn't it? But yes, totally stressful!

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  4. I got so nervous when he kept fist-pumping!! On T.V. it looked pretty close but maybe it wasn't. I love the Boston Marathon! I agree about Shalane. She ran a GREAT race.

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    1. I know! The fist pumps were freaking me out. LOL

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