Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Monday: Boston

Tomorrow is a huge day for runners.  The Boston Marathon. 

So this seems like a good time to talk about the race.  It's a bucket list race for many runners.  A goal.  Something they strive for.

There are 2 things that prevent my from qualifying for the Boston Marathon, the first is that I'm slow.  I'm okay with my slowness, and speed is certainly relative, but I'm not making any cutoffs.  The second thing that keeps me from running the Boston Marathon is the whole 26.2 miles.  I love running, but I have no desire to run much more than the 13.1 miles in a half marathon.

But you know what?  Unlike a lot of runners, I'm completely okay without the Boston Marathon goal.  It's just not a desire of mine.  I'm so perfectly content to live vicariously through my friends.  And I have amazing friends.

Like Cate, who ran it while 20 weeks pregnant.

Or Audrey, who ran it while 20 minutes pregnant (hmmm, maybe that's the trick?)

This year I have several friends running tomorrow and I'm so excited for each and every one of them.  We've actually done several events to celebrate their awesomeness.  Like last weekend when we did a Boston Run before they all headed out this weekend.


Do you see all those shirts?    Because if you're not fast, you can at least have fast friends.  Good luck to everyone running tomorrow.  Be safe, be fast, have fun!

3 comments:

  1. Wishing your friends and everyone running in the Boston Marathon lots of luck! Its going to be a beautiful day.

    Velva

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  2. Having run Boston (the same year that Cate ran it!), I am happy that I did it...and also pretty happy that I will probably never be fast enough to qualify again. It was fun, but TOUGH. Good luck to all of your friends tomorrow!

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  3. Thanks for the shoutout :) I can't believe that was FIVE years ago!

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