What a week it has been indeed!
I have wonderful news, I recieved it today around noon time,
I will be running the Boston Marathon tomorrow!!!!!!!!! :)
I was jumping up and down for pure joy when I got the word that I would be able to do it. It was really great.
All I have to say is I am grateful to everyone who hung in there with me this week and helped cheer me up and get me through. I appreciate it. I prayed that I would get to run and my prayers were answered. I have to say, when God closes a door he always opens a window. It may take some time but the window does open :)
So today, after working at the expo all weekend it was amazing getting to walk into as a runner and go pick up my number!!! I was like a kid in a candy store, all of a sudden everything changed, I was experiencing it in a whole new way :)
I could not resist taking a picture in front of this sign hehe I am qualified already for next year so this will be a nice lil reminder until then :)
I cannot wait to lace up my shoes tomorrow and run in one of the oldest and greatest marathons of all! I know it will be warm but I will surely have a smile on my face the whole way. The road to Boston has been a bumpy one but it has all been worth it.
Tomorrow is not just about running the Boston Marathon. For me it is so much more. It really will be the first time I will celebrate with my whole family all of my accomplishments on my weight loss journey. They will all be there to cheer for me! And I really am looking forward to it. It will be the first race everyone will be at together and we will be able to celebrate after since it is local. And also it is my annual chance to remember the one person who will be with me in spirit.
I will be running tomorrow in rememberance of my grandmother, and have raised over $1000 for the American Cancer Society. I have to thank all of my friends and family who donated. And also all of the Fight Forever Race participants for donating! I am thankful that I get to run tomorrow to celebrate her life and all of the joy she brought to it. I know she will be looking down on me and her smile will be as big as mine as we cross that finish line together.