I was going to write this post next week, thinking that the Boston Marathon was next weekend. However, it was brought to my attention that it was THIS weekend.... shows how much time (i.e., little) I have these days.
This is me, in Boston, this past June. I even ran around the Logan airport so that I could say that I "ran in Boston."
Back in the day, M and I had finishing times that were in the same realm. She was the one who encouraged me to start running races in the first place, after I had spectated quite a few of hers.
|Our first half-marathon!! (circa 2006)|
After doing it enough times, we both learned about running and training, and we both started improving. Well... I improved somewhat, but she totally had her eyes on the Boston "prize." To me, it seemed totally out of the realm of possibility for most people, but she has proven that enough dedication can get you there. She BQ-ed at Ojai2Ocean last year (though I never updated my post to say that she actually did BQ, as it was uncertain at that time).
While not all of us will get to that start line, I'm sure we all have that "Boston" goal in our lives. At one point, that goal was running a half-marathon... a marathon... finishing school... etc.
To follow along her Boston journey, go over to her blog!