I feel badly that I have been so busy the past few weeks that I haven’t updated my blog about the big happenings in my running life! My apologies for leaving anyone hanging who was rooting for me to get accepted into the 2014 Boston Marathon! Well, I’m IN!!!! I got accepted!!!!
I was in the midst of getting things organized to help my husband direct our biggest event to date – The Idaho Wine Run with over 1,300 racers – while I waited to hear from the B.A.A. Their web site had said they’d let the final round of applicants know one way or the other on Wednesday, September 25th. I couldn’t sleep the night before. I kept waking up and having little peeks at my email box just in case the emails would be sent out at midnight Eastern time. I must have checked three times through the night before finally falling asleep. The second my eyes popped open the next morning, it was the same thing – rush to the computer, hold my breath and check my e-mail only to not see anything from the B.A.A. there. I rushed over to the Boston Marathon web site and typed in my name in the entrants list just to see if it had shown up over there before the email. Again – nothing.
I finally had to leave the house and do errands for our upcoming Wine Run. We were at our shoe store sponsor, The Pulse Running and Fitness Shop when I got a text from my running buddy, Ryan. Everyone had already asked me at the store when I walked in if I’d gotten into Boston and I’d told them I didn’t know yet. The minute I opened up Ryan’s text – simply a picture of his screen showing my name on the entrants list, I started to cry! I said to my husband, “Oh my goodness! I’m going to Boston!” Everyone in the store got emotional right along with me.
It was the neatest way to find out! I still feel like pinching myself because this is such an unbelievable dream come true!!! I’m GOING TO BOSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!