Last summer I got to meet Dierks Bentley before the Xfinity show and the first thing I asked ..."How does your wife train for all these marathons". It had been a month since I had returned from running the Nashville Half Marathon and Cassidy had actually won for fastest time in our age group.
Now she ran Boston the year after the bombing and this year she is back running for Safe Haven a homeless shelter in Nashville. If you want to donate our follow along with her training/mission you can follow her on Instagram CassRunsBoston17!
From last years Nashville 1/2 (soooo many hills😣) I've taken a lot of pictures with D over the years in full, professional hair and makeup....always trying and failing to impersonate someone who is comfortable and relaxed in front of cameras. When I see those pics I often feel a sharp disconnect. But when I see pictures of me after races...sweaty and spent and proud and smiling I feel a wave of recognition of my true self. For those of you who are running April 17 I look forward to seeing your post race pictures 👊🏃♀️