In the after-glow of the marathon, I made my way from the finish line over to Sonsie Restaurant on Newbury Street, where Wake Up Narcolepsy was hosting a post-race celebration for its four marathon runners and their supporters.
Although physically drained, I was still “flying high” with awe and excitement that I’d actually done it! It was wonderful to meet up with the other three W.U.N. runners and hear about their race-day experiences, as we all ran at different paces. All four of W.U.N.’s runners successfully finished the marathon in under five hours, (I was the slowest of the group). Also, it was great to celebrate with my super-fans!
Wake Up Narcolepsy’s founder, Kevin Cosgrove, gave a nice speech thanking the four marathon runners for their contributions to his organization. I’m proud to announce that I raised over $6,000 through my marathon efforts. And together, W.U.N.’s four marathoners raised $30,000 towards finding a cure for narcolepsy!
Thank you for all your support, good wishes, and messages of congratulations. Its been an honor and a joy to share my journey as a person with narcolepsy getting back into shape to run the Boston Marathon here on this blog.
Post-marathon, I took a few weeks off from writing REMRunner updates. Admittedly, I also took a few weeks off from exercising as well. I’ve only run once since the big day. But do not fear – I will NOT be signing off for good. I have some new athletic and advocacy projects on the horizon that I will unveil soon!