Like everyone else five years ago, we watched in awe as Kara ran Boston for the first time. Oiselle was a speck of a company, with a rented conference room down the street, but we already knew and felt our connection to this rising marathon star. We yelled at our TVs. We cheered and gasped - amazed at what she was able to accomplish with a 2nd place finish, even as we knew she struggled to embrace the result. To be where we are now, with our marathon sister hero running for Oiselle, is still completely unbelievable. And it's an honor to hear her story…as she looks back on not one or two, but THREE Boston marathons.
I'm probably most excited about the prestige of the race and being part of such a special weekend, especially after last year’s tragedy. Very early on in my training, I was so focused on ME and my goals and my aspirations for a huge PR. As the weeks and workouts ticked by, I realized that the race isn’t about me this year. Sure—I’d totally love to hit my goal time and have the race of my life, and my training has been right on course for that, which is super exciting. But more importantly, I want to enjoy the race and enjoy the fact that I’m running my first Boston Marathon, which is something I never imagined myself doing.