Happy Friday! As you are reading this, I should *hopefully* be en route to Boston! I am super excited and looking forward to getting there. Last night I did the final piece of my prep: getting my race nails!
A note on bib numbers: in Boston, the bib numbers are in order of qualifying speed. Last year I caught myself feeling a bit sorry for myself that my bib number seemed to be lower than many of my friends’. I quickly adjusted that mindset because it is not right. There are people who would kill to be there at all. At the end of the day, no matter what you do in life, there will always be people faster than you and people slower than you. Both in running and metaphorically. The thing you have to know is that this is your journey and you should be grateful for every step. And I truly am. I am so proud and so grateful to have that number assigned to me, and I will pin it proudly to my chest on Marathon Monday. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite, bib number 1, a charity runner, or the very last bib assigned. We are all marathoners, and we will all become Boston marathoners.
This is what my training shook to be this training cycle. As you can see, most Thursdays were swimming days, and most Sundays were rest days.
I’m sorry, but no human is going to look as cute as Bennie The Dog in that banana bandana.
Super excited about this fun little gift pack from Tracksmith. If you are going to be in Boston, you can go pick one up at the Trackhouse while supplies last!
The hat even has the cutest little banana embroidery on it!
Me trying to pack for this race – it is a hard race to pack for! There are so many weather possibilities.
I did scoop myself up a fresh pair of Vaporfly 4%s for Berlin – special thanks to my friend Joel who let me know they were coming!!
This was the jacket I ended up getting with my REI dividend + a 20% coupon for some packable warmth while in Boston.
Gonna miss these ears!! The pork tacos were great too. Just get a 3-4lb pork shoulder, cube it up, dump 1 big jar of enchilada sauce in the Instant Pot, then put it on manual for 90 minutes. If you have a crockpot it works just as well, just let it go all day.
No better way to fall asleep!!