So overall, some pretty good adventures this year. In no particular order, here they are:
April 20, Boston Marathon
By far the biggest highlight for 2015! In fact running in the Boston Marathon is in my top 5 of ALL lifetime experiences.
I was so fortunate that my mother and daughter came with me.
The whole trip was such and awesome experience!
I went to high school outside of Boston, and it was the first time my mom and I had been back in over 30 years! Someone had bought our old house…and then tore it down and put up a new one!!
The day before the race, the weather was beautiful, sunny and high 50s. Race day, not so much. Heavy rain and REALLY cold (low 40s). But so what?? It was the Boston Marathon!
I finished the race with a less than speedy time (4:18). My BQ was 3:49, so I was a little disappointed…but not really. Again, it was the BOSTON MARATHON!
Spring Break In Costa Rica
Fun trip with 2 dopey teenage girls.
Snorkeling, jet skiing, white water rafting, horse back riding, mud baths, zip lining…Great adventures!
Rolling Stones Concert, June
My husband and I had each seen the Rolling Stones once before…when we were teenagers back in 1981. The 1981 concert was pretty awful. We were in Dallas, TX on Halloween and the weather was absolutely horrible. Flooding, cold rain and the concert was outdoors. The rain was so intense that the concert was cut short.
This time…AWESOME! The weather was perfect. And the Rolling Stones were fantastic. It was my teenage daughter’s first concert.
First High School Cross Country Race
Our son ran cross country when he was in high school and we had become huge fans of the sport. We hoped that our daughter would run too when she got to high school. We knew she would be fast, but she doesn’t often do what we want…
But she joined the team, and quickly became one of the top performers! Her first race was in Florida, and we drove down there to watch her. She did great, and placed, and helped their team win 2nd place overall!
Thank goodness we took the time to drive to Florida (6 hours) to watch her run! That turned out to be her only race of the season. She got a stress fracture, and missed every other race.
So those are the highlights of my year. I’d love to hear about yours!