Boston Baby

So besides anticipating this spring for obvious reasons like sunshine, green grass, running without layers, lemonade, etc…I was anxious to see how I felt with having 9 months of shots of pollen injected into my arm to help with my allergies! Well lets just say that unfortunately Minnesota has had the worst pollen count ever…and I feel as bad as I did last year. Sneezing, itchy eyes, and sleepless nights are all too familiar when April rolls around. All I need now is for a student in the hallways to say, “What’s wrong with your face?” Gotta love the honesty.

This weekend will be a year from when we were in Boston. It still leaves a not so good feeling in my stomach for a few reasons. One, I will never eat Trader Joe’s rice again because I can still taste it coming up numerous times, and let’s just say I never want to see a pink pepto bottle again. That being said, I did not enjoy the Boston Marathon because at mile 12 I realized I was struggling to get one foot in front of the other. I told myself to take in the experience and just bask in the most popular marathon in the world, and one that many have set life goals to be a part of. Because of my sour feelings towards the run, I feel like I have to add Boston Marathon AGAIN to my life long goals so I can really feel what this race is all about.

Katie and I worked our butts off to get to that race and I feel like I stole the joy out of it, by not having a great race. I realize in the past 8 I have done, that not EVERY run is going to be a good one, but I just wish that one would have been great. So maybe, I will see myself toeing the line in Hopkinton again.

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