This is the date that mister and I started this blog. We have been blogging for a little over 3 years. Hard to believe, right?? It's already been 3 years! In our first blog post, we explained the name of our blog: From Bassett to Boston & From Southern Belle to Disney's Belle (now, 13.1 to 26.2). We told you, our lovely dedicated readers, our deepest darkest running secrets-- his: to qualify for the Boston Marathon and hers: to run a half (full) marathon. As you know if you follow the blog or know me at all, you know I have achieved my goal of running both half and full marathons, which in comparison to Mr. Marathon's dream, mine was relatively easy to achieve. Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is the highest standard, the ultimate goal for many marathoners. He made the announcement to the world (uhhh ok, to the blog) that he had the goal to qualify for Boston over 3 years ago, although it has been in the back of his mind since he ran his first marathon in April 2010. Over the course of 5 years a lot has happened, many miles have been logged, injuries have occurred, races have been run, motivation has come and gone and come back again, culminating in one single moment in time. One single race application (yes, for those of you who don't know you have to apply for this race). And one single email response:
Now, I'll leave you with this song called Boston by Augustana. Although it has literally nothing to do with the Boston Marathon or running at all, I like the part where they go "AND I THINK I'LL GO TO BOOOOOSTOOOOOON" and that's exactly what Mr. Marathon will be (or he better be!) singing between now and April 18, 2016 when he has the privilege to run the most prestigious marathon in the world! And I’ll get to go watch. :)
|Boston-- here comes Alfredo Garcia!!!!!!!|
|His head shot from Cross County at Averett University.|
He so cute!!