OK, OK…I know…enough of the Boston talk! But I promise this post won’t be whiny.
It has been a long 2 1/2 weeks since this happened…
Thanks Amanda for the video! Pay no attention to my bad form.
But I finally received my acceptance email from the B.A.A. on Thursday (at 2:11pm, not that I was waiting or anything). What did it take?
6: emails to the B.A.A. from me
4: phone calls to the B.A.A.
1: fax to the B.A.A.
1: email from the LVM race director* to the B.A.A.
1: email from the LVM race timer to the B.A.A.
*this email came from Gerry Yasso (yes, Bart’s brother). Bart designed the LVM course. I love Bart Yasso and now his brother is pretty awesome as well.
I cannot believe it’s finally official!
AND, I cannot believe how lucky I am.
- After the NJ Marathon (May 2011), I knew I could BQ. I was lucky enough to get another shot at BQing and found a marathon within driving distance the day before Boston 2012 registration opened. Talk about down to the wire.
- There was hurricane Irene, then more flooding, and 90% humidity leading up to the race. I was lucky enough to get a cool and overcast day with little to no mud.
- Then the unthinkable happened, Boston registration was still open on September 19th and I was lucky enough to register.
Little did I know that I was about to get even luckier…
One second slower (say I had a violent sneeze during Mile 24) and I would not be running the Boston Marathon.
This is a dream come true! There are no words to express how happy I am right now!
Boston will be my 10th marathon. What a way to ring in the double digits!
PS – My running twin, Cindi, is going to kick ass at the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday. Stop by and wish her the race of a lifetime!
HOOORAYYY!!! Did you do a little dance at 2:11 p.m. too? I would have. Congrats, lady! You totally deserve this and I can’t wait to follow your training!
Jennifer Thiel says
Congratulations, Kristy! I know this has been an agonizing wait for you! Will be eager to read all about your training for this momentous event! AWESOME!!
Yay!! Congratulations!! I know what a relief the acceptance must’ve been.
I’m so excited for Boston 2012!
So excited for you 🙂
Julia @ Pain, Pride and Perseverance says
ROCK ON!!! SOOOOOOOO excited for you! Here’s to amazing training for an amazing event!
You are just awesome sauce.
Hooray! That’s awesome! 10 marathons-impressive!
Hi Kristy–SO EXCITING, congrats!
I can’t get the video link to work–can you check on it?
Hi Ruth – Hmm, that’s odd. It’s working for me. Here’s the link, I hope that works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcHlSv6cDtI.
Yay! That will be such a nice 10th marathon to run 🙂
SOO glad to read this!! And what luck–but it also wasn’t luck because you worked hard and never quit.
THANK YOU for the donation. Wow. I plan to write “real” thank-you notes later, but want you to know NOW how grateful I am.
I knew I’d eventually be reading this post! It certainly was a long road but YOU DID IT!!! Congrats!!!!!
This is so amazing. After reading about all of your training runs and your journey to get there makes it so much better! How exciting!
I’m so excited for you!
Alli @ alli learns life says
yayyyyyyy!!!!!! so excited for you!
yes! yes! yes! you totally, 100% earned this. go get it, girl!
i cannot WAIT to read all about your training for boston.
YAYYYYYYY I was so happy for you when I heard this. Like I said, you have a place here if you ever need it 🙂 Will be cheering you on.
Congrats! I’m sure running it will be even sweeter given everything you went through to get there!! 🙂 (I made it by 40 seconds and thought I was cutting it close!)
see ya on April 16th (mayeb even the same corral…my PR is a 3:43 too!)
I know I’m late on the congratulations but… CONGRATULATIONS!
Can’t wait to cheer you on in Boston!!
I’ve been meaning to comment on this post but the days kept getting away from me. So here it is: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can’t wait to read your training entries on Boston.
YAY! Congrats! You deseve this Lady!
It has been so fun to read all about your journey to get to Boston and I can not wait to read all about you crossing that finish line!
A very late CONGRATSSSSSSSSSSSSS I am so so so happy for you. I was following along on my phone but never got to comment so I am SO GLAD to see this. Seriously, the second – so insane! You are going to looove it there 🙂