Saturday, March 28, 2009

20 Miles BAM!

I ran from the start line in Hopkinton to mile 20 in Newton today with my new running friend Juliette. About 35 or 40 of us covered the distance today for MGH, but there were 100's out there from all kinds of charities and I am sure, just runners who like to run.

I ran the 20 miles in exactly 3 hours which was my personal goal. Unfortunately, Juliette fell behind at mile 17 from blisters, but finished about 10 minutes after me anyway. We're going to run together on the big day ... at least start together because we've been keeping each other going on the long runs since the 16 in Arlington.

The other night, my friend Adam told me that it was amazing that I am doing this. I think I am jaded—well I know I am—but in this case, because so many of my friends have already done the marathon, some fast, some slow, some many times, that I feel like it's just one of those things that you do. But then, when I realize what I did today, let alone what I have been doing for the last 4 months, it is actually quite impressive. I am proud of myself and I am proud that I am actually doing something. My good friend Beth reminded me just this morning when I was going to meet the team that not only am I doing this amazing physical thing, but I have also raised over $3800 to help MGH care for pediatric cancer patients. Wow, who knew that I would grow up to be such a responsible human being?

1 comment:

  1. yes, yes, yes! It is amazing. You're kicking ass with the training, and I'm sure will have a great run on Patriot's Day. Woo hoo!