I'm sure you're aware that the one year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon occurred earlier this week. It is with certainty that the bombing will always be associated with the marathon when remembering it, but I was unaware until last year of another pretty cool event that also makes memorable.
Now you see, I used to hate running but last year when I did my cute little 5K races it never occurred to me that a few generations ago, racing was something I couldn't participate in. I mean come on, it is just running, right?
Enter the story of Kathrine Switzer. If you don't know of her story, you should. Take 3 minutes to watch the video below.
My jaw literally dropped to the ground when I saw this video accompanied by her story. Now I'm a looonnnggg way away from running a marathon, but I truly admire Kathrine's contribution to sports and equality for women. Thankfully we have come such a long way with our values regarding fitness, running, and gender equality.
If you want to see more ass-kicking women, be sure to check out the PBS documentary Makers.
And congratulations to all that ran the marathon this week.