As I type I'm watching the Boston Marathon. This is the first year I have found it streamed live online. I am, of course, super excited. Watching any race has always been exciting for me. It gets my heart racing, my thoughts and feelings turning. This year the focus has seemed to be on the American women, Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher. Two of my favorite runners. So far neither one is making much of a showing. That's neither good or bad. Regardless of how they finish, they will remain my favorite runners.
Since the race is underway I'm beginning to cheer more for Yolanda Caballero. They've told the story of how her husband died last year and she is now a single mom. Yet, she has risen above those obstacles and is leading the race. Or was for a good portion of the race. Now Ana Dulce Felix from Portugal has made a big move and surged ahead. If you are an avid runner and able to track this race, none of this is news to you. By time you even read this the race will be done and over, the winners already known.
My intent when I sat down this morning was to watch this race AND get my blogging done for the day. However I've done some more watching than typing and I'm not even going to get to my race recap. My plans have changed mid post. I'll plan to come back and do my race recap this afternoon. For now, I have to go take Carmen to swim lesson. Just going to be honest and admit that I don't want to. I want to sit here and not move until the race is over. I'll have my phone glued to my hand though and still track the race as much as I can.
We'll see what happens and I'll be back to post later on!!
Are you/did you watch the Boston marathon today?