Turning 60 years old is big, so Marie Mayotte decided to celebrate all year long. #TheYearof60!
This is a time when people tend to reflect on their lives, family and friends. All of those elements came together for Marie on April 16, along with a lot of running and bad weather.
“The rain was annoying. The wind was annoying. The cold was annoying. But it was great,” says Marie of her first time running the Boston Marathon—and her first 26.2.
Marie, who lives in Pelham, New Hampshire, started running four years ago and the sport—and running community—has captured her heart and sole, er soul. She ran her first half marathon in 2015 and didn’t think she’d ever want to run 26.2. Then an opportunity came up to combine her newfound love of running with family and friends.