So Lucky

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Sorry I’ve been a little MIA this week… I’ve been crunching through a busy time at work. Thank you guys so much for the positive energy about my 21 mile long run last Saturday :) Hard long runs are part of being a runner and it’s all practice for the big dance in 12 short days. Wow, 12 days. It honestly doesn’t feel real. Is this really happening? Am I really running the Boston marathon? Geeze… what a trip. I feel so lucky to be here.

My knee is really cooperating, too. Besides being sore on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, my knee didn’t ache or anything. Yesterday (Tuesday), I went and got a sports massage with a focus on my hips/gluts/ITB/knee area. The hour massage was so relaxing and refreshing, and I left feeling like all (if any) of the kinks were worked out. My friend, Mags, surprised me with a gift card for a massage after the Boston marathon the other day, actually! What a thoughtful gift :) I feel so lucky to have great friends.

I ran for 3 light miles yesterday. Music in my ears. Wind (really strong wind, actually) in my hair. Trails underneath my feet. I feel so lucky to have great health right now.

I tried thinking realistically what my goal time should be for Boston, but just couldn’t. It’s so hard to say… I run on trails at 5600′ altitude, with 1500-2000′ elevation gains on any given long run. My pace here probably can’t compare to what it’ll feel like to run on a flat/downhill paved road at sea level. The “goal” post will happen at some point, but I’ve still got to figure out what my real goals are! I feel so lucky to have trained at altitude. I know it’ll help when I reach Boston.

That’s all for now, I guess. I can’t wait to share with you some really delicious-looking pictures from a girls night we had a few days ago. And I have a post about Boston weekend plans so any blogger buds that wanna meet up, we can figure out the whens/wheres :)

What do you feel lucky to have/be a part of right now?

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Beth says:

    Training on trails and at altitude sounds amazing! You are going to feel so awesome running in Boston!

  2. Nicole says:

    My amazing friends and family have blessed me with wonderful birthday thoughts today! So thankful!!!

  3. Laura Johnson says:

    I was just thinking about how it is good to be thankful even on days that aren’t Thanksgiving (or fakesgiving!) I’m feeling pretty thankful for my health right now as well. And also for my roommate who sends me ADORABLE pictures of my puppy dog :)

  4. Mallory says:

    What a wonderful, positive post! I think you are going into Boston with a great attitude and that will serve you well in the race, I am sure of it!! I am thankful for my family, my health and my career.

  5. Sam F. says:

    What do I feel lucky to have/be a part of? Everything. Every day. Even the bad days are blessed experiences.

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