The Boston Marathon: One Week Later


It’s been a week since the Boston Marathon and, like many of you, I spent a good chunk of the day watching the runners on my laptop. It’s such an inspiring race to watch and not only the elites but the every day people that crossed the finish line for hours. It was a dream come true race for so many people and it’s that kind of inspiration that gives me motivation!


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If you haven’t read Shalane Flanagan’s interview with Runner’s World Magazine and you are curious about what she was thinking during the race, I would highly recommend taking a few minutes to read it. You can find it here. Shalane’s race was spectacular. She was strong and determined and I wish it would have had different results for her but she left it all out on the course and did her best. I can’t wait to see what she brings to Boston in the future!

And Meb, what can I say about Meb? He’s amazing and the race was inspiring. Watching him cross the finish line was emotional for this girl (can I still call myself that?) from Kansas, watching on my laptop. I obviously have no connection to him other than the fact that we both share a love for running but to watch him win the Boston marathon is a memory I won’t easily forget!


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I ran my own race on Monday, a virtual run with the Boston Marathon World Run. Over 13,000 runner’s from all over the world pledged to run a total of 740,185 miles and then logged the miles after completing them. I pledged to run 6 miles but I really ran 6.2. If only I could have ran the 26.2 that all the Boston marathoners were running that day!


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Weekly Workouts

Monday: 6.2 miles (9:50 pace)

Tuesday: 4.05 miles (9:24 pace)

Wednesday: Rest Day

Thursday: 4.51 miles (9:18 pace)

Friday: 3 miles (9:31 pace)

Saturday: 8 miles (9:58 pace)

Sunday: 30 minutes Spin Bike + 20 minutes core and arm strength


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Run This Year | A Mother's PaceOne of my main goals for 2014 is to Run This Year in kilometers. That’s 2,014 kilometers or 1,251.44 miles.

Weekly Running Miles: 25.76

Weekly Average Pace: 9:41

April Running Miles: 97.42

2014 Running Miles: 408.07

2014 Running Kilometers: 656.73


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  1. Sandra Laflamme says:

    Shalane and Meb are so inspiring! I watched the pre-Boston 60 minutes interview with Shalane and it made me want to get out and run another marathon asap! Do you have any big races planned?

    • I have the 60 minutes interview on my DVR and I totally forgot about it!!! I can’t believe I haven’t watched it yet. My next goal race is on Sunday…a local half marathon. In October I’m running the Chicago Marathon! How about you, any big races on your schedule?

  2. Jennifer says:

    Great week! :)

  3. Erin says:

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Follow the link to my blog about what you need to do.

  4. Krysten says:

    I would love to run Boston one day! It is on my bucketlist…gotta get a whole lot faster though haha Great work this week girlie!

  5. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says:

    I didn’t hear about the virtual run, wish I had! I subscribe to RW, so I should check out the article about Shalane. Nice week of runs!

  6. Lara says:

    Love the “Run This Year” for 2014. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Good luck! #bestfoot