Marathon training requires intense focus and dedication as an athlete takes several months to prepare for the day. In some ways the excitement and anticipation that revolve around a marathon mimic those of wedding planning as the chosen one prepares for their special day. Throughout planning the betrothed’s emotions are heightened as minute details often
Sometimes you come home to find out the dog ate the entire 5 pound bag of cat food and now her body looks like a keg barrel. You blame the evil cat, naturally. Sometimes your kiddo puts super sticky stickers on the wall, her new bed, her stuffed animals and the now barrel-shaped dog. Awesome-sauce.
I have thought about the 2016 Boston marathon at least once a day every single day since I crossed the finish line on April 20, 2015. It was the winter that left me raw, beaten and bruised. It was the race that whittled my spunk and spirit away until it was shivering and hypothermic. Ultimately I