Our very own Sarah Bowen Shea is serving as an expert on Find Your Finish Line, Hyland's daily lead up to the 2016 Boston Marathon. She was recently featured on the site, explaining how she found her way to the starting line in Boston:.
Standing in the lobby of the Marriott Copley Place, waiting for an elevator, I am surrounded by men and women runners a head shorter than my 5’ 11” frame. My forearms are about as big around as their sinewy quads; I’m fairly certain I outweigh each of them by 50 pounds, if not more. It’s two days before the 2012 Boston Marathon, and I want to proclaim, “I qualified, too!!” Instead, I slump my broad, former-rower shoulders and wish the marble floor would open up beneath me. I feel like a poser. Even though I make my living as a runner, as co-founder of Another Mother Runner, I don’t feel like I belong in this fast crowd.
Read the rest of Sarah's essay here.