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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The BEST for last - State #50: Boston Marathon, Massachusetts

We did it, Dad!! We finished 50 states and we finished in Boston, your favorite city, with all of the other Red Sox fans.

Thank you to all of my family and friends for your ongoing support.  Special thank you to my mom, my brother, my boyfriend Jason, and my best friend Martina.  Without all of you, none of this would have been possible.

We raised $18,191 for Tedy's Team, we gave hope and support to stroke and cardiac patients and their loved ones!

Thank you to Tedy's Team for this life-changing experience and for another family!!

The Boston Marathon was truly the best marathon of my life and one of the best days of my life.  I didn't sleep well the night before the marathon because I was so anxious about friends and family being on the marathon course.  

Thank you to Steady State Performance Physical Therapy for their help with a strength program. I never thought I would be deadlifting 195lbs while training for a marathon.

Thank you to The Chirichiello's for coming to support me on Marathon Monday and for celebrating with Tedy's Team!

I ran this marathon on adrenaline.  It was truly a celebration the entire 26.2 miles.  I saw several friends along the way - Colleen, Erik, Daphne, Kate, Alison, Kip, Rolinda, Hobby, Julie, Judy, Ken, Dave and Tamara Goodrich, Tina, David, Martina, and Jason.  I am forever grateful for your support and for showing up!

I felt my dad in Kenmore Square near Fenway Park.  He was there.  I was holding a picture of him celebrating the 2004 World Series win.  He was with me.

Thank you to each and everyone of you for your support of this journey.  My life has forever been changed by the people I have met and the kindness that has been shared.

I still get chills thinking of April 17, 2023.  10 years after the marathon bombings. There will never be another marathon like BOSTON. There is only one BOSTON.

I am onto Ireland now, time to go international to the Dublin Marathon - October 29, 2023 with American Cancer Society.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Elizabeth Trask

Mission Accomplished - 50

Martina and I

Tears of joy

At Mile 27 - Fenway Park - Jason, Me, Martina

Martina, Tina, Tedy, Me, Jason

Brought my medal to Tony C for my Dad


Dad came with me

MDI - where we started
Boston - where we finished

Tedy's Team Night of Inspiration (night before Marathon Monday - the "Super Bowl of Marathons"
Tedy and I


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