Today is Patriots’ Day. The Boston Marathon was supposed to be today. It is now September 14th. I am a bit sad.
However, as I look at the situation in a positive way, I honestly believe I was given an excellent opportunity to work on my marathon speed. My endurance is fine, speed not so good. Was this a blessing in disguise? I believe so.
These past weeks, I have been going to the track to work on 800 meter repeats, 1600 meter repeats and acceleration-gliders (speed play). They are hard, but I am enjoying my workouts. My family has been joining me during these track sessions. It has been a good time for family bonding.
To celebrate Patriots’ Day, I ran a few miles. While I ran, I was able to reflect on how much the Boston Marathon means to me.
It changed my life. I have been running the Boston Marathon for almost 20 years. Running “Boston” gave me my confidence. Prior to my first Boston Marathon, I was very insecure and constantly struggled to keep up with others socially and academically. I was a “C “student and had a reading/ writing learning disability. With running, I found success. Hard work and determination has enable me to finish many marathons throughout my adult life. I am looking forward to the 124th Boston Marathon. ………………………………………
I am blessed to be able to run with the American Liver Foundation Marathon Team for all these years. Such a great cause. I am glad to be a runner on the team. Go Liver!
During the Covid pandemic, my training is helping me stay center during the lockdown. Aside from exercising, most of my time is spent watching television, cooking, playing with the dogs and enjoying the backyard.
But, I miss not seeing extended family, friends, not being able to go to the gym, temple, and dinners out.
It is scary to see people wearing gloves, goggles, full face shields, surgical masks at the supermarket, local essential stores, and takeout restaurants. This is not normal. I am hoping that we all remain healthy and get back to the way things were. I am thankful for all the workers putting themselves in Covid virus danger to help us. My heart goes out to all the ones who loss friends and family.
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