Look what came in the mail on Tuesday afternoon!!!
A letter from the Boston Athletic Association...
What could the Boston Athletic Association want with ME!?
That's right kids, it's official!!!!
Actually, let me just tell you, I'm not getting my hopes up about this thing. My knee is still not fixed. I'm getting an MRI next Friday to find out what's going on. (And sometime between now and then I have to figure out how to take our my naval ring... I've had it since I was 22 and never once took it out.)
Here's the thing if what OIP thinks is wrong with my knee is ACTUALLY what's wrong with my knee, there's no reason why I wouldn't be ready to run 26.2 miles in April. But I'm afraid I'm going to get an MRI and they're going to find something terrible going on that will take several months to fix. Too many months.
I'm not getting my hopes up. I am trying to approach it as if I'm NOT running Boston. I'm not trying to be Debby Downer, I just don't want to get all excited until my knee is finally taken care and I'm back to normal.
Of course I will be extremely sad if I don't get to run the race. I worked FREAKING HARD to qualify. I ran a freaking 3:28:07. I can't just ROLL OUT OF BED AND DO THAT. It was hard, and I'm glad it was hard. That just makes me feel all the more AWESOME that I was able to do it. I want to celebrate my hard work and go run the Boston Marathon!!!!!!
But if I don't get to do it, I'm going to look on the bright side...
1. I already ran Boston.
2. If I train, I will most likely be able to run it again. It's not like this is my last chance.
3. If I don't run it, I can cancel our hotel room and use the money towards our Hawaii trip.
Of course I would rather run it than not run it. I am really hoping I get to run it. But if I can't, at least there are 3 positive things I can think about. Running Boston the first time was SO FREAKING COOL. Not everyone gets to do Boston once, let alone twice. I am so thankful for the experience.
If I get to do it again, it's just icing on the cake.