Holy fucking shit.
There are the swear words right off the bat. Whoops. But I fucking got a bib to the Boston Marathon!
I'm so excited, freaking out, and so so nervous. I mean I did just post about mystery injuries and my legs and feet aren't fully functioning at the moment. And I'm still finishing up my fundraising for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, but how the hell can you say no to the Boston Marathon?! You can't. You just can't.
Yesterday I got a phone call on my way home from work. It was a number I didn't know, from Boston, so obviously I didn't answer it. (Who answers a number they don't know these days?)
I had already sort of given up on getting to run Boston this year because I waited so long to apply for a charity bib and the last week my foot has been all sorts of broken. So when I listened to the voicemail and it was from Mass Eye and Ear, wanting to talk to me about my application to join Team Eye and Ear, I freaked. I kind of assumed that meant I was in. They would just send an email for rejection, right? Oh god.
I pulled over and called them back. We chatted for a few minutes, talked about how I found out about the team, my connections to their hospital, team, and cause, and how I planned to fundraise. Then she told me they would love to have me on the team.
Holy. Fucking. Shit.
I'm running the Boston Marathon!
Now time to freak out. Be excited, but freak out. I want to be able to run this race without injury, be able to enjoy it and take it all in, and I want to be successful with this fundraising (which is way higher than I've ever fundraised before), but I'm kind of feeling like...
Breathe. YAY! Gahhh... Be excited, stay calm, finish your fundraising for CCFA and focus on that race first! Rest your foot to let it heal. Return your shoes that you swear gave you the pain. Start fresh.
I don't have my fundraising page for Mass Eye and Ear set up yet, but I should have that up and running soon!
Follow along as I try not to have a panic attack and/or mental breakdown in all of this emotion.
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pup. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance