After getting ready to go out for a kid-free brunch (yummy french toast with special cinnamon cream and glazed apples - so decadent!), it dawned on me that today was the US Women's Marathon Olympic Trials in Boston. A quick google search led me to the exciting results:
1st - Denna Kastor (2:29:35)
2nd - Magdalena Lewy Boulet (2:30:19)
3rd - Blake Russell (2:32:40)
4th (alternate for the Olympic Team) - Tera Moody (2:33:53)
These women are FAST (oh, so much faster than the casual 10 minute miles I was plodding while they were hammering out their under-6 minute miles or so - but I bet we all had fun)!!! You can read more about the excitement on the Olympic Trials site - and hopefully see some photos soon.
Congrats to all of the Marathon Trials runners this morning, especially the Trials runners from my neck of the woods (Washington State): Gwen Greiner (2:44:25), Caryn Heffernan (2:46:25), Marlene Farrell (2:52:58).
And to everyone who laced on their running shoes or bike cleats or suited up for a swim today (or went for a hike, took the dog/kids for a walk, practiced yoga, mowed the lawn, salsa danced, or whatever!): celebrate your strength and fortitude, too! No matter your speed, celebrate your dedication to your athletic side and the positive role model you are for the next generation of leaders.