The Boston Marathon has always been THE marathon for me. The oldest and IMHO the greatest marathon there is. Marathon Monday was always a special day. Wake up, jog and watch the coverage of the best 26.2 mile race in the world. When Meb won the Boston Marathon the year after the bombing it was the greatest sporting moment I had ever seen. To this day I still cry watching his finish. I have goosebumps even writing that sentence.
In 2019 I was asked to run Boston and represent Sean Astin’s charity run3rd Alliance. I am proud to say I am a Boston Marathon finisher and I hope to get to turn right on Hereford and left on Boylston again.
In 2023 I got an honor that I had only dared to dream of. I was asked to announce at the Boston Marathon. I am the first female to announce at the Boston Marathon Athlete’s Village. In true Boston style it was foggy and eventually pouring rain on Marathon Monday. Guess what – I didn’t even notice. I was on the mic reminding 30,000+ that today was the day they ran the Boston Marathon and I was thrilled!
After my duties in Hopkinton were done, I hopped in a race vehicle and made my way into Boston where I got to celebrate my husband Westin as he finished his first Boston Marathon.
I am so grateful to have been a small part of a big race that means so much to so many. Including me!