Archives for February 2016
Jenny: Not to get too serious too fast, but Bec, why are we here?
Becca: I’ve only had two sips of my coffee. I’m not really sure yet.
Jenny: OK, I’m going to show you this email, and you can tell me why you’re here.
Becca: Got it! I’m going on a run with Norah O’Donnell from CBS This Morning and she’ll also be interviewing me for the show.
Jenny: That’s so awesome. Norah O’Donnell is one of my favorite Georgetown alums. Where are you taping?
Becca: Chelsea Piers.
Jenny: I want to hear all about your last week. Let’s start with your homecoming.
Becca: I was so happy to touch down at Logan and see my dad, Muzzy, Kristin, Melissa, Nicole, and you. There’s no place like home.
Jenny: We wouldn’t have missed it for anything. Only Muzzy could leave his car parked in the passenger pick-up lane for half an hour so he could welcome you home from inside Logan. He’s the best. Tell me about your reunion with Tay.
Becca: As you know, I arrived pretty late Wednesday night, so I didn’t get to see her until Thursday morning. I went to surprise her at her school and she ran and jumped into my arms.
Jenny: What did it finally feel like finally to hug your sweet girl after more than two weeks apart?
Becca: It was amazing. She was squeezing me and saying over and over how proud she was of me. I showed the class all of my medals and went through each continent with them.
Jenny: And then not much down time before the parade in your hometown of Belmont. That must have been surreal. Walk me through it.
Becca: It was the best homecoming I could have imagined. At least a thousand people came out, and so many familiar faces–old track coaches, my dentist, old friends, new friends, running friends. All ages too, from newborns to the elderly.
Jenny: And you rode in spectacular fashion. Tell me about that.
Becca: I rode on top of a Belmont fire truck with Taylor, my parents, my sister Kristin, and Joe. We followed the high school marching band the whole time and waved American flags. All the student athletes from Belmont High marched in the parade too.
Jenny: I love the picture of you arriving in Belmont Center under the enormous banner with your name on it, standing up with your arms in the air, Rocky-style. That must have been such an incredible, once-in-lifetime experience.
Becca: I was holding back tears the entire time. It was one of the best days of my life. My family was there, my daughter was proud of me, it was just amazing.
Jenny: And February 4 has been declared Becca Pizzi Day in the town of Belmont. How cool is that?
Jenny: Have you been able to settle back into life a bit?
Becca: It’s been so good sleeping in my own bed and getting back into a routine with Taylor. On Saturday, we made a fort in the snow and went to my nephew’s fifth birthday party. That was the highlight of my weekend. So much fun.
Jenny: How’s your recovery coming along?
Becca: Slow and steady. My pulled groin is getting better, day by day. I ran seven miles on Saturday with Janet, and it was OK. I know I need to take it easy.
Jenny: Alright, Bequita Banana. Let’s get you off to Chelsea Piers for your interview. Norah will love you. You’ve got this. #FSU