After getting back from Miami for one of my high school friend's weddings which involved lots of fun and not so much running I received an email saying that I had officially been accepted to run with Team Brigham for the Boston Marathon!! A wave of excitement and panic rushed over me simultaneously. I kept thinking, how will I be able to train and raise $3,500 in time?! After I calmed down I realized the best thing I could do for myself would be to go out for a run.
On Christmas morning my sister and I decided to start the day off right with a 5.5 mile run before kicking off the festivities at my in-law's house. My sister is one of the best running buddies I have, however she lives in NY and I live in Boston which leaves little time for us to run together. Whenever I'm home we make sure to get in a good run or two which involves lots of talking and being ridiculous. The camera only added fuel to the fire.
Here we are pre run being the obnoxious morning people that we are.
Some more on the run...
And we're back at the house and all done! Time for some breakfast!
Our family tradition is to cook up some Hawaiian pancakes, eggs, bagon, and sausage, which can truly be enjoyed after a nice long run. Not exactly the healthiest, but well deserved and a Christmas morning tradition for this Jewish family.
This run reminded me of how much fun I can have while running and got me psyched to start training, fund raising, and blogging about my progress. I only wish I had my sister here to train with me for every run. She's much more naturally gifted than I am when it comes to athletics and I find I push myself harder when we run together. For now she's focusing on her boxing and will just have to give me kicks in the butt over the phone as opposed to in person (which I prefer since she's ridiculously strong)!
Long run on Sunday!