One Week Until Boston

It’s been a really busy last few weeks since Antelope Island Buffalo Run. My husband, Wayne and my son Wayne Jr (13) participated in the Pickled Feet 48 hour race the following week, with me as their crew and pacer, which was fun. They reached 62 miles (a 100k) side-by-side, which was incredible! I was very proud of both of them.

Also in March, my youngest two daughters had birthdays. Anneliese turned 9 and two weeks later Savannah turned 7! Savannah’s birthday happened the day after the Buffalo Run, so we were still in Utah. We took the whole family to the Dinosaur Park in Odgen and had a wonderful time.

Yesterday, Wayne and I directed the Lake Lowell Marathon for the fourth time. It’s hard to believe just three years ago, our little race company, Final Kick Events, was just beginning. We now have 10 races on the calendar for 2014 and more than half of them are in their second year and beyond! Lake Lowell went very well this year, with about 450 racers, which is a new record high for that event! As soon as we were done, we headed over to my sister’s place to get ready to surprise my dad on his 60th birthday at the great party my Mom and sister put together! It was a lot of fun!

Today, I woke up and realized that one week from today I’ll be running the Boston Marathon! I can’t believe it’s finally here. I’m not sure how my legs will react in 7 days to the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, but I do know one thing – it will be the most amazing marathon of my life no matter what! I am truly blessed to be going this year and will be thinking of my supportive husband, five inspiring kids and all of the encouraging running partners, friends and family who have believed in me in the quest for this dream! I am honored, happy and so very excited to live my dream!

Please feel free to track my progress on race day, if you’d like to follow along! I’m bib # 20525 and you can follow me here on April 21st: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/entrants.aspx