Before and after every race there are always three things that I do without fail. The first one is that while I am in the runners corral waiting for the start I remember all that my “coach” has reminded me of and that I know I can finish. The second thing that I always do is after the race my first phone call is to my “coach” Alba and I let her know my time, she always asks how I felt during the race and I give her the rundown on the course. And the third thing that I always do sometime when I get the opportunity is to come over to her house and take a picture of us with my latest medal. Yes, I do have 14 Coach Alba pictures with me!
Sometimes I even get Melitas in the picture, but not today…she was too busy munching away on her breakfast when I stopped by. I don’t think she would have let me taken a picture of her in her pj’s, although she did look so cute!
So Alba, thank you for all that you have inspired me with. I love that you believed in me enough to get me into running. And I know the day will come when I will be ready for my first full marathon! Now won’t that be an exciting picture!