Boston Strong!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Oppositional-defiant disorder, reverse psychology, stubbornness...whatever you want to call it, if someone tells me not to do something or I can't do something, it just makes me want to do it more. I have been on the fence about running a marathon again this year. I ran my first one last fall and while I finished it, it did not go as well as I had planned. My training was off, I got lost on the course and ran two extra miles, and mentally just was not on my game. I had been shooting for under 5 hrs and instead ended up finishing in 5:50 (granted, that was for 28 miles instead of 26.2 but still...). After the bombing in Boston, though, I kept thinking that nobody was going to tell runners that they should be afraid to run. I also kept thinking about those poor people that will not be able to run or walk again on their own two legs. I am going to run a marathon again this year and I am going to train to run it in 4:09, the finish time that was on the clock when the bombs went off. Every time I think about slacking off and not going on the training run on my schedule - because I know there will be those days - I am going to think about Boston. Boston Strong!
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    Unfortunately, I won't be running the Boston - little too slow for that :) but I will be running in honor of them in my Iowa marathon!
    1879 days ago
    Congratulations on running the 2013 Marathon!! It will forever be that much more important for all of us in MA, as if Patriots day wasn't already a special day in this city. As horrific as this past Marathon Monday was, that shouldn't take away from your pride in running it, they can't take that away! I have never wanted to run 26.2 miles before in my life and this event has really made me want to do if only just to show how strong Boston really is. I think your goal is amazing and hope that you do decide to run next year! Good luck and congratulations again!
    1879 days ago
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