Yesterday morning, like so many other people in the running community, I watched the elite marathoners cross the finish line in Boston. I quietly cheered on Shalane and Kara from my desk at work while thinking maybe, just maybe someday I’ll cross that finish line too.
I won’t rehash what happened after because you already know. I will just say that my heart is heavy and I’ve been teary-eyed more than once in the last 30 hours.
I didn’t run yesterday because it was a weightlifting day, but I did get in 30 minutes tonight and thought a lot about Boston.
There’s really nothing I can say to make anyone feel better about this except that I am looking forward to my next road race.
We will keep calm and carry on while remembering Boston 2013.
I’m now onto Half Marathon Training Week 4 and feeling really good.
My back is really sore from yesterday’s weightlifting session where I completed:
- Deadlifts: 180lbs x 5 (new max)
- Bench Press: 80lbs x 4
- Bent Over Rows: 35lbs x 5 (new max)
- Pull Downs: 80lbs
Tomorrow is technically another lifting day, but I may take a rest and recover day instead.
I’m really looking forward to my run on Thursday because my Garmin Forerunner 210 arrived today! It’s plugged in and charging right now!