Yesterday I had the pleasure to join Krysten in one of the most inspiring events, her first marathon (Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon). Just typing these first few sentences has gotten me choked up again. Words could not express how proud I am of her.
Krysten isn’t your regular marathon runner. She has a pacemaker and has to monitor her heart rate the entire way. She’s also seven months post operation for a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. So while her body was healing from the many many stitches and new boobies (as she refers to them) she was training to run 42 km.
I know that she’ll have a great big recap post on her blog for us all soon. But here’s a few pictures to show you how we were fortunate enough to take part in her day yesterday.
We got to see Krysten run by at 9km and 17km. HIGH FIVE
Then we packed up our cheer section to head across the city to the east part of the course. After some McDonald’s coffee and stumbling upon a Farmer’s Market for a muffin (cheering is hard work y’all) we set up at 36 km. It was a party there, the water station was playing some great tunes and were dancing and cheering and we got in on the party.
The runners were NOT having a party at this point, they had been running for hours and hours.
We were so excited to spot Krysten, she was so close to finishing now! We took to the course in our rubber boots and joined her for kilometers 36-39.
So proud. SO SO SO SO SO PROUD! As cheesy as it sounds it really does make me feel like anything is possible