Way to take back the finish line!!

Congrats MEB!!!!!!!!!

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I am so stoked for Meb, the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 with a time of 2:08.  He wrote all 3 names of the Boston bombing victims on the corners of his race bib and ran with them in mind. 

“Today was not just about me. This was Boston Strong. I did it for the people. God gave me the energy to persevere and win it. I’m blessed to be an American and this is beautiful, really beautiful, to do it for Boston. This place is the heartbeat of the country’s history and of the country’s running history. It’s a gift, an honor, to be part of this.” Meb Keflezighi

And Rita Jeptoo who won the women’s marathon (for the 2nd year in a row) in 2:18!!  Which is also a new course record. 

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These runners are nothing short of amazing.  I mean, the elite group was running at around a 5:15 pace until mile 24 where Rita dug deep and pulled out a 4:48 split.  At MILE freaking 24!! 

Shalane Flanagan put up a good fight.  She should feel really proud of herself for running with a tough group of women.

And a HUGE congrats to those who ran Boston and took back the finish line at yesterday!!  Y’all are amazing!  What a great honor to be apart of such a beautiful event. 

They are all competitive with hearts of gold congratulating each other on a fantastic race and thanking one another for pushing them to dig deeper with each mile.

Running Boston is not a dream of mine, but I know it is for many of you.  These runners are a great example of digging deep, holding strong and inspiring non elite runners like most of us.  Running is such a mental sport, if you put your mind to it, I really believe you can get there!  Don’t you dare give up. 

America is truly resilient!!

What is your running dream?

How do you dig deep during a tough run?

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7 Comments on “Way to take back the finish line!!

  1. My running dream is to run Boston and NYC… I’m hoping that I qualify for Boston this year (2016 bound) and hopefully I can time qualify next year in a half for NYC…. I just gotta put the training in!!!

    I’ll dig pretty deep during a tough run… I’ve been a runner since I was 12, so it’s kind of ingrained in me at this point. I’m not going to lie though… there are times when I give up bc I’m just sooooo damn tired

  2. I am seriously so happy that Meb won! Shalane truly ran her heart out and I am SO PROUD of her for pushing the pace and leading the pack from the beginning! Her day will come! I have no doubt that she will win Boston one day!

  3. Seeing Meb win was truly inspiring.

    If I ever get to the level to run a full marathon, I will have reached my ultimate running goal.

  4. I would love to get fast enough to qualify for Boston one day!

    When I am having a tough time, I really talk myself through it, and talk about how I can do it, how I’m strong, how I’ve been through worse. If all else fails, I think about food I can eat at the end. It usually does the trick 🙂

  5. Still not sure if running Boston is a dream of mine. Not sure I want to attempt 26.2 yet. If I do, I need to be quite a bit faster 😉 But it is a dream of mine to watch the Boston Marathon in Boston and cheer those amazing runners on!

    • Girl, I think we all know you can definitely run a full and (at the very least) dream of Boston! Also, to run a marathon, your pace will slow, so don’t worry about it 😉
      I’ll probably pace Morgan Hill Marathon later this year. o__O You should run it if I can get you a free entry!

      • Lol you’re too kind!! Oh man, a marathon THIS year!! I don’t know that I would be able to do that…but the marathon thing IS becoming more and more appealing. Hmmmm…

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