You’ve prepared for this.
You’ve got this.
Listen to your body.
We’re with you at every step.
Game on baby.
~ The note that Luau will read just before the starting gun of the 114th Boston Marathon this morning.
I don’t run. I’ve tried and failed to become a runner – for now. I’ll try again.
But it matters not.
I know a thing or two about endurance.
I sealed the note with an autism awareness pin. Because when I’m scraping the bottom – when I need to dig deep within myself and find a way to keep moving – I think of our little girl. I think of what she does EVERY SINGLE DAY.
If Brooke can make it through HER marathon, Luau can sure as hell make it through this one in three hours and twenty minutes.
You got this, babe.
Run Luau Run.
* The hat Katie will be wearing as she cheers Daddy in today
Luau finished the marathon in 3:32:24. Unfortunately, he missed his goal of 3:20 (which would have qualified him for next year’s marathon) but he scorched the course, looked strong as he ran by Katie and me on Heartbreak Hill and did all of us (and hopefully himself!!) incredibly proud.
I ran beside him for two blocks – and truth be told I don’t know that I could have made it to three at his pace.
He rocked it.
You go babe!
* Katie actually IN the hat, cheering for the runners.
** Note to self .. must exact revenge on man selling plastic horns. Positively the worst $5 ever spent in the history of the modern world.