The Countdown.

In case you’ve been under a rock lately, the Boston Marathon is less than two weeks away. The day that has seemed so far away, for so long, is now so close. And, I am very excited about that.

By now, runners have reached and passed the culmination of their training. For me, this was a 21 mile run that started in Hopkinton and ended at the top of Heartbreak Hill two weekends ago. This run was awesome. It was so cool to run through the 21 miles on the actual marathon course. There were a lot of volunteers/fans along the route cheering us along. I couldn’t help but think about the fact that the amount of people along the route will be 100x (at least) that on Marathon Monday. [insert chills here]

As the marathon continues to get closer, you can definitely feel the buzz around the city growing. In the past few weeks, several awesome videos have started circulating around the internet. This is one of my favorites. And here is another. My #1 fan also shared this article from Boston.com, which really does a fantastic job at summing up everything going into this year’s marathon. I even had the opportunity to be interviewed on Boston Herald Radio about running this year’s marathon, as part of their 26.2 series. Me, being interviewed, about running the Boston Marathon. If you ask me, that’s pretty cool.

As the final countdown continues, the mental preparation is the biggest piece. I have a hard time wrapping my head around what Marathon Monday will actually be like. The anticipation, the excitement, the number of people – it’s going to be nuts. All I know is that my main focus is on crossing that finish line. And boy, I cannot wait until I do.

As you may already know, I’m running for Boston Children’s Hospital. If you’d like to support all of the amazing work they do for kids all over the world, donations can be made here: http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org/goto/vdigirolamo. Big time thank you in advance.

12 days to go…

-V

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