Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Boston part 2

Finally the day arrived to be leaving to head to Boston. With a family in tow it is different than traveling alone. We had no problems getting on our way, our only concern was that we had 30 minutes between flights when we landed in Detroit. Good thing for moving sidewalks, fast kids, and a packed lunch to eat if we made it. 


We were picked up at the airport by my Dad's college roommate and my brother Doug navigating. This was much appreciated as we did not have to take a taxi or try to figure out the T at this point in the game.
My first goal was getting to the expo...

The expo was amazing. The volunteers were super helpful, and in no time I had my packet. There was so much to see, taste, touch, buy! Totally overwhelming, I wanted ALL the things, wanted to sign up for ALL the races. We did get to see the booth for the Milwaukee Running Festival which I am super excited about, have you signed up for an event yet? If not why not? Chris (the director) and his wife were there having a great experience as well. 

Next up was trying to find my parents, brother, niece, John and Kathleen. After a few unsuccessful up and down the stairs to the T, we located the proper station, met Doug who took us to dinner where everyone else was waiting. We had a great dinner, got dropped off at our hotel, where the girls were going to swim.

Day two up next...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

(pre) Boston Part 1-Friday

My words via a FB post right after: If you can't feel the love in this picture, know that as I type this, my eyes are tearing up. My school surprised me with a Boston sendoff, blessing, honor song, and medicine. So humbled and filled with love. Eagle Pride makes my heart all kinds of happy. Thank you!
It was Friday afternoon, my flight had been cancelled I found out via text at 4:00 am, thankfully it was re-booked. My mind was focused on the work week being finished, sub plans laid out, being on my way. My parents, who were driving out, were already en route, and had texted me during the day different things along the way that they were starting to see in reference to the Boston Marathon. I just wanted to be on that airplane and headed east.

I was in for a bit of a surprise, though, before I got out of school. My whole school gathered to send me off with a Runner's Blessing, medicine for traveling, and an honor song. 

I was able to hold it together (sort of) to manage to squeak out a follow your dreams message. I shook hands with all the students and staff as they left and then broke down in my office afterwards. The love was so strong! I was humbled beyond belief and thankful for working together with such wonderful people!

A few more pics, then I will post more about Boston for real!

Part two coming up soon!