Monthly Archives: February 2023

48 days until the 2023 Boston Marathon!

Just typing the number of days until the Boston Marathon created some anxiety for me. Excitement? Sure. But also a little anxiety.

Training update: I hit a really great stride and routine in January and February, and then took a short hiatus to head to Italy for February break with Nya and some friends. Admittedly, I did not get a lot of running in, but we walked a LOT and I’m so glad I took the time to travel. I will say that I think the time off was good for me mentally. Running a marathon is just as much a mental game as it is a physical one, so I’ll take it as win.

Fundraising update: I can’t thank my friends and family enough for their generous donations. Thanks to all of you, I am at 65% of my goal for fundraising!! My teammate Vicky and I are hosting TWO more FUNdraiser events – check them out below!

Sunday, March 5, 2023: Row for Martin

Join us at Row Republic for a special fundraiser class led by my dear friend, Steven Blais! You can sign up here – scroll down and register for Rachel and Vicky’s Marathon Charity Class for MR8.

Thursday, March 3, 2023: Bingo for MR8

Do you love bingo? Come play with us!

We will have 10 different bingo games, including regular bingo, coverall, and many games in between. Each game will have a prize!

The event will include a real bingo ball machine, calls by a live emcee, and lots of fun!

$20 for admission + 10 cards. Want more chances to win? Get 10 additional cards for just $20.

All proceeds benefit Rachael and Vicky’s Boston Marathon fundraising for Team MR8.

You can get more info and tickets here!

*event is 21+

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events soon!