2017 Boston Marathon Report

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Obviously, I really wish this would have been a race report. But thanks to an uncooperative calf, this is just a bunch of fun pics from my trip and an update on my plans for the year.

The trip to Boston was tough and a lot of tears were shed but I am so glad we went. Stuart and I always have the best time on vacation and this was no exception. I am not going to bore you with the details. Instead, I will post up a bunch of pics so you can see what we did.

While we were there, we talked about the plan for the rest of the year. Since I am still struggling to run I am now planning on making a big shift in my goals and races.

Ironman Wisconsin is out. I do not think I am capable of having the race I was planning on due to the calf injury. It is a LOT of money to make the trip out there and to have a good race we need to go twice. I just can’t justify the expense. I did get the insurance on the race so I am hoping that I will be able to use it since I am injured. Otherwise we will walk away from the registration fee.

So what about the rest of the year? Here is what I am thinking…

  • IM Santa Rosa 70.3 in May – Gonna go but most likely will pull out after the bike. This is a great opportunity to test my bike fitness and see just how hard I can go. Plus, I am not planning on going to do the full in May 2018 so this will serves as race recon for 2018.
  • Santa Clarita Marathon in November – I plan on trying to re-qualify for Boston so I can go in 2019. The best part is Stuart may be trying to qualify for 2019 so we can run it together! If I can’t do it at this race, there will be a few more opportunities in January-March. Once I am healthy I know I can do this.
  • Ironman Santa Rosa May 2018 – Gonna try for Kona.

There may be some more races sprinkled in but it looks like 2017 is going to be a bit of a bust for me.

I am not giving up on my dream of qualifying for Kona. I am just being realistic and not trying to force it. I will get there!

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3 comments

  1. My dog’s name is Bandit and “Bandit, get in the car,” is something I say to her a lot. So when I saw your sign, for a split second I wondered, “How did Bandit get to Boston?”

  2. You WILL get there! While I’m sad that you won’t be coming to Wisconsin (selfishly because I won’t get to see you now), I understand the tough decision you had to make and commend you for being transparent and making the best decision for YOU! You are such a strong, inspirational, and amazing lady! I’m so grateful to have you as my role model! Sending you LOTS of hugs and recovery vibes! I can’t wait to see how strong you bounce back and what amazing accomplishments that you will achieve!

    “How could you think you are weak, when every time you break, you come back stronger than before?” ~r.m.drake

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