I’m running the BostonMarathon with Team Stonyfield!
I’m running the Boston Marathon in April with Team Stonyfield! A few weeks ago I was surprised to open my e-mail inbox to discover an e-mail from Stonyfield Yogurt with this subject heading,
“Special Invitation: Join us and run on Team Stonyfield!
Wait a minute . . . what?!?!? I read along further . . .
“As you know, Stonyfield is the official yogurt sponsor of the Boston Marathon . . . We have loved working with you through the YoGetter program throughout the past couple of years and we think that you would be a great fit to run on team Stonyfield!
Last year I did not run a road marathon due to injury. This year however, with my body fully recovered, I was hoping to run the Sugarloaf Marathon in Maine this spring and to try for another Boston qualifier. Before even reading the rest of the e-mail I knew that my plans had changed.
“Oh my goodness and yes! Yes! Yes! I am so very excited to be a part of Team Stonyfield for the Boston Marathon 2016!!!!
I have been holding back this news for awhile and now cannot wait to share my Stonyfield Team Boston Marathon journey with you! I previously qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon in 2013 and 2014 which caused my heartache but also much personal growth for me as I dealt with PTSD in the aftermath of 2013. Running the Boston Marathon in 2014 was about healing for me.
In 2014 I needed to go back and run and prove to myself that I could run through my fears. This year I will be proud to be running the Boston Marathon with Team Stonyfield. I will be running for Stonyfield and I will also be running for those who were injured physically or emotionally on Marathon Monday, April 15th, 2013. That day will forever be indelibly marked in my brain. I am thrilled to have another opportunity to run and be “Boston Strong” again!
I will be writing about my training this winter and will be sharing Stonyfield Yogurt inspired posts and recipes on my journey to marathon Monday.
I hope you will follow my journey to the Finish line on Boylston Street this year!
Do you have plans to run a marathon this spring? If so, which one? What are your goals for training and racing?
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