The day has finally come. After months of preparation, an injury and more training Wes will finally take the starting line of the Boston Marathon today!
There were many days where it was questioned if this would even happen.
To say I am proud of him is an understatement. It hasn’t been easy, it has come with many set backs, but he has kept powering through! I can’t wait to see him at the finish line!
In case you all are interested in tracking him today his bib number is 360.
Yesterday I got up and ran 8 miles on the treadmill before we headed out for the day.
I couldn’t figure out how to get the hotel treadmill on marathon mode, so it cut me off at 60 minutes.
I restarted and finished out the 8 miles. It went pretty well but the gym was insanely hot!
That will probably be my only workout while we are traveling. Today will involve lots of walking and then tomorrow we are traveling back. I wanted to make sure I got a good workout in.
After I finished I showered and we headed to meet a friend from Erie for lunch.
For lunch we decided to try out Boloco which is about 5 minutes from our hotel.
It is a build your own burrito (or bowl) kind of place. I ended up getting The Summer bowl and added quinoa, chicken, fajita vegetables and steamed broccoli.
It was really delicious! I was glad we tried out somewhere new.
Wes was much more plain and opted for white rice, tomato salsa, chicken and a few olives. He is very regimented in what he eats the day before a marathon.
We hung around the hotel for most of the day so that Wes could rest. We’ve been watching The Bible on the History Channel all weekend. Did anyone else see it?
It’s really good! Since we don’t have cable at home it was a nice treat to watch TV.
We headed out around 5:00 and went to the Olive Garden for dinner. Wes wanted to play it safe and go somewhere he was familiar with after his stomach issues during the Chicago Marathon.
I got the Minestrone Soup to start.
I forgot to take a picture, so this is once a majority of it was devoured.
Then enjoyed the Lasagna Primavera with chicken for my entree.
It was a relaxing but great day. Looking forward to watching the marathon and celebrating tonight!
I have to say the one thing this weekend has done is increased my motivation to run this marathon. It may not happen next year but I know without a doubt that everything I do will be working towards that goal. I cannot wait to make it happen one day and be there at the start line with Wes!
Do you have any pre race rituals?
What is a big running goal that you have?.