I am a girl with her head in the clouds.
Always have been.
Hope to always be.
Some dreams are just simply fun to conjure up and put out there – the act of dreaming fills my heart with such wonder as I contemplate the seemingly endless possibilities in life. But there are some dreams that just have a special quality to them that makes your heart want to LEAP. Courage swells inside you like a wave and this gives you the wings to go after your dream. You find yourself determined to do all you can to make it into a reality. There is no looking back. Who knows really where it will take you – most likely to places you never really imagined.
This is what happened with my dream of running Boston.
The pursuit of a dream is filled with twists and turns and surprises and discoveries.
It’s never easy – NOT EVER – but it is always worth it.
Goodness knows there were so many times that I struggled and failed and almost gave up. So many days I had to pick myself up again and again.
I am so glad that I did. So grateful I never gave up.
And here I am.
Fully aware that I am stepping into a dream that I have EARNED.
I cannot wait to set my feet in Boston. To run my heart out there. To soak up all the amazingness of this race, of this community, of this sport that I love so very, very much. This sport that has helped shape me and has shown me sides of myself I never knew existed. Any marathon I train for and run is a celebration of sorts to me. But Boston is special. Especially this Boston – my first Boston. A race that is coming off of the most difficult stretch of months in my entire life in so many ways. I cannot even describe to you how I am feeling in this moment – words aren’t doing justice at all.
H A P P Y.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be getting on a plane to Boston with my mother. She is coming with me and I am so thankful to share this with her. I am feeling so strong, so grateful, so aware and so open to all that this experience has in store for me.
I cannot wait!!!!