Miles in 2014: 430.98 miles
Tri season has started and we had tons of friends kicking ass already. Congrats to everyone who raced this weekend! My weekend started out with some insanely good Vietnamese food Friday (seriously if you are in SW Florida Saigon Noodle will rock your face off) and ended with a slightly rainy humid evening run Sunday night.
Can't complain. In between those, I ran from our house to Larry's office at 5AM on Saturday. They are on opposite sides of town and seem like they are so far away, but just over a perfect 8 miles. I also helped out at the first annual Glitter Run, which was a raging success. Over 300 people ran, many for the very first time. Super awesome event and so proud of everyone who ran 3 miles for the first time (and looking awesome in their tutus)!!!
Tonight's workout was fueled by strawberry cupcakes and house music. It was like 2004 all over again.
More importantly, we are one week away from the Boston Marathon! It is one of the biggest days in the running world. Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the bombings, which makes this year all the more meaningful. I read the latest Runner's World Boston Marathon edition cover to cover this weekend and watched Shalane Flanagan last night on 60 Minutes. She came in fourth last year in her debut Boston marathon. All of Boston and the country will be cheering her on next week to win the whole thing.
I wish more than anything I could be in Boston this week. Especially because we have a number of close friends running. One of my favorite people, and closest friends is running on Monday and raising money for an amazing cause.
The money she is raising goes to the American Medical Athletic Association, which is a division of American Running Association. These associations "are united in efforts to deter youth obesity in the U.S. and promote higher levels of physical activity for school-age youth. Donations made to ARA and AMAA's Youth Fitness Fund will benefit national RUN A MILE DAYS, held annually in May. Funds will support distribution of free materials such as the 8-week walk/run training schedule and posters, as well as help with onsite activities during the week-long event. To learn more about the program, go to www.runamile.org."
Becky is soooo close to her goal. Please consider donating even a few dollars to help her reach her goal and fight childhood obesity. You can donate here!