In less than a week, we will lace up our running shoes for our biggest race ever. I am both excited and petrified at the same time. Yes, we spent time on Heartbreak and the other Newton hills more than once during training. Coach Sami has put me through a rigorous training plan and I know my body is ready. But the mental challenge of the Boston Marathon will be tough. Having you at the start will help calm me down and of course the running all along the course will be much more special with you by my side.
Because we don't have a time goal in mind, hopefully this day can be about all the special moments, reliving memories of all the areas in Natick, Newton, Boston and most of all Wellesley, the town where we grew up. Walking home in our ice skates, trips to the Community Playhouse, walking to SS Pierce to buy a cake for Mom's birthday and bringing it home in a red wagon! It will be so much fun to see many of our family members at the corner of Forest Street and then further along the course towards the finish line on Boylston Street. We definitely need to save some energy for the last push!
You have always been such a huge supporter of me, from coming to help with Christine as a baby when you were the doting Godmother to all those Christmas' I hosted and you were the superb sidekick in the kitchen. There are so many things I could not have accomplished without your support and love. Now we have a special day coming and I want you to enjoy this day so much. As a selfless individual, you always give to everyone else, but now is your time to shine. It is a victory lap that I am so excited to share with you. But please be patient, as your running ability puts you in front of your "little" sister. I promise to do my absolute best on race day and plan to grab your hand as we cross the finish line. It will be so much fun to take that Right on Hereford Street and left on Boylston as we complete the biggest race of our lives.
Thanks for sharing this with your little sis. Can't wait for next Monday!
love you, Pam