thoughts before my first boston

In a couple of hours I will be heading north.

I don’t always show a lot of outward excitement about things. When my friends have asked me about future races in the past they always say I sound thrilled to be doing them… and by that I mean not thrilled at all. The truth is I usually am excited inside. However, this time I might be even letting some of my excitement show.
grumpycatThis only means my insides are about to burst from happiness as a weekend full of almost all of my favorite things is about to start.

I want to enjoy every moment of my trip like I did in San Francisco. That is when I run best. My trip will include a side trip with my friends up to Dartmouth to cheer on my former team at the Figure Skating National Championships in our home rink, trips to the expo, dinners with friends and (running and figure skating) teammates, the Runner’s World Boston Party, spending time with my family, and a trip to the Aquarium.

Oh, I am forgetting something?

And the 2013 Boston Marathon.

I have trained harder for this than any other marathon. I loved the course when I ran it twice during practice runs. I am ready for an amazing race. However, it is a marathon and anything can happen. I do have a rough race plan, but I don’t intend on running the race forcing split times. That never works. I want to let my spirit guide my legs.

I kind of hated my first marathon. I want to love my first Boston.


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9 Responses to thoughts before my first boston

  1. Sounds like you’re ready for this! Have a wonderful weekend and more importantly, have a great race on Monday.

  2. Boston is your victory lap for all the hard work you put in to get there, so enjoy every moment, every step, soak it all in. And it your secret goals start to crumble, let them go and embrace the experience, if your secret goals are falling right in to place then don’t forget to smile as you crush them. You never get another first Boston, make it count!

    So excited for you friend and can’t wait to hear how it all went down!!!

  3. Alyssa says:

    Excited for you!!

  4. Have a fun filled and run filled weekend! So excited for you!

  5. AHHHHH! So excited for you! I still think about last year and get goosebumps! Good luck and enjoy!!!!

  6. Celia!! The bet of luck to you!! You are more than ready for this race, and I cannot wait to track you on Monday! (but so sad I won’t be there cheering in person)! Kill it!

  7. Lauren says:

    I love this perspective! You only get to experience the magic of your first Boston once, so soak it all in. I hope you enjoy every moment – the crowds, the Newton hills, the turn onto Boylston for the finish. There’s truly no race in the world like it!

    Good luck! I will be cheering virtually for you!

  8. Karen says:

    Excitement didn’t kick into high gear until this morning. One more day!! Good luck!!

  9. rjh says:

    Hope you’re ok. Update please…


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