Here We Go Again!

Hellooooo readers in blog land! It’s been quite a while since we’ve chatted. 7 months and 21 days to be exact. That sounds like a very long time when you write it out. Don’t worry, I’ve been running and crossfitting and a little bit of racing during that time and not become “Katie-born-to-lounge-around”. Some of it I probably should’ve blogged about it too. Not sure how you managed without seeing pics and commentary around the BAA 10k and the Tough Mudder at Gunstock mountain with CrossFit H2O peeps  in June, my first CrossFit competition with team Black and Yellow in August, the Electric Run in September, running stories from Ireland in October, and the cold and rainy Get your Rear in Gear 5k in November w/ some BBF girls. If you follow me on Twitter, you didn’t go completely uninformed. However, this whole time I really didn’t know how to start a blog post to follow my last one that covered such a personal, highly emotional, sensitive, tragic event. Until now.

It’s official people. I am going to be running the 2014 Boston Marathon. Not only do I get to run the Boston Marathon again this year, I get to run it with most of the same teammates from 2013 for the Boston Bruins Foundation. It really is such an honor, as the BBF received over 200 applicants for a select number of spots.

Team Boston Bruins Foundation 2013

Team Boston Bruins Foundation 2013

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BBF Girls

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Copley Square, made our mark

Copley Square, made our mark

Like I said in my last post, before April 15, 2013 I did not have any intention of running in 2014. Boston was a bucket list marathon and unless I qualified via a marathon time in the future, I didn’t plan on running it again anytime soon. However, with everything that happened on 4/15/13, I like many other runners and Bostonians felt some need to run again. For some people it’s an emotional healing, a way of getting back something we lost that day. For others, it’s a way of standing up for Boston, for everything we hold sacred as a country, for all the people who were affected by the terrible events of 4/15/13, and for a race we all put up on a pedestal. And for some select people, they actually enjoy running 26.2 miles for fun. I’m probably a combination of all of these reasons. Especially the fun part.

So let’s get this party started. I will most likely be hosting some really fun events in the near future to help reach the goal of raising $5,000 for the Boston Bruins Foundation. Remember meeting David Krejci last year? and Ray Bourque? And winning some really cool stuff like autographed Red Sox baseballs, Bruins gear, and tons of gift certificates to restaurants and shops around town? If yes, you know you want to continue the fun. If not, come join!!

If you’d like to give me an early Christmas gift, you can click HERE to donate.

Ray Bourque helping raise funds for the BBF

Ray Bourque helping raise funds for the BBF

Boston Bruins Player David Krejci signed autographs and hung out with everyone who came to support our cause.

Boston Bruins Player David Krejci signed autographs and hung out with everyone who came to support our cause.

Training “officially” starts 12/29/13 but expect a few running recaps and crossfit fun in the meantime.  Get ready for 4 months of running adventures that will all lead to Boylston street on 4/21/2013.

Finish Line 2013

Finish Line 2013

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Now your turn! Are you running Boston in 2014? Or affected by what happened in 2013? Do you run to heal, sort out thoughts, or just zone out? I’d love to know!