5 year Anniversary, Mother’s Day, and 7 seconds

Hey guys, I’m so sorry to have been absent for so long. Lots of family, life, traffic, work, running things going on and when I have down time, I usually fall asleep. Yup, I need a whambulance.
So, Saturday was our 5 year anniversary!

We celebrated in a great way (or at least one of us thinks so). We headed to Wilmington, DE to pick up my packet and stay the night for the Delaware Marathon! We had dinner with my friend Jeanette and her family and then I tried to get in bed early and get a decent night’s sleep. Romantic, I know. ๐Ÿ™‚
Sunday was Mother’s Day…I hope all the moms out there had a great day! I had a really great day…marathon, lunch with friends, dinner date and ice cream with Chris.

So, I might have mentioned that I was training for a marathon and hoping to qualify for Boston (I’ll have a full race recap up soon). Well, I ran my heart out and finished in 3:35:07. Yup, you read that right. I missed it by 7 seconds! Even though I missed a BQ, I did place first in my age group and went home with this awesome bobble head trophy. ๐Ÿ™‚

My training partner and great friend Jeanette placed 2nd in her age group and qualified for Boston!

Cheers to another round of training this summer and attempt number 2 in September. Who wants to train with me?!?!?
Missing my mama right now. Long story, but she is in Florida and I’m in Pennsylvania and I miss her like crazy. Love u mom!

Anybody race this past weekend?

What did you do for Mother’s Day?

Best part about your day today?


  1. I don’t know what to say…you ran a great race Linda…so sorry about that damned 7 seconds…bummer…๐Ÿ˜ž…been thinking about you and hope you are okay. Take care and hope to see you soon to give you a hug. In the meantime (((hugs))))

    • Hey Lisa, thanks! It was definitely hard to take, but I know I ran my best and I will just have to go a little faster next time. I hope to run with you soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. dawn @ running the dawn says:

    i can’t imagine missing it by 7 seconds. truly truly heartbreaking. i imagine that writing that recap will be emotional.

    i’ll train with you in spirit. i’m registered for a marathon in january…not sure if i’ll be in BQ shape by then, but i would LOVE it!

    • Hi Dawn! Once I realized it was only 7 seconds, my heart sank. But truthfully, I had a really great race and I had so much fun. I guess I will just have another “fun” training session this summer. I will be following your training and look forward to seeing how you do in January!

  3. Congratulations on the marathon! I’m sure you’ll be able to shave those 7 seconds off next time.

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