Here I am, less than a week from my second Boston Marathon. I’ll admit, I am a bit nervous. Maybe not nervous. Excited might be a better word. Last year I had the nerves from never being to Boston before and having no idea what to expect. Sure, I researched the hell out of the race, asked countless runners about their previous experiences, posted a daily fact about the race for 60 days, and even got tips on which port-a-pot lines go the fastest (thank you Mark Peters, you are a life saver). And I did well. I finished in 3:02 in the rain and wind and had a great experience in the town of Boston.
This year, I have set my goals a bit higher.
Knowing when to push through tiredness or minor illness is not always easy. Sometimes you need a little guidance from an outside source to make it right in your head. (more…)
My mental nemesis.
You shorten my days.
You cover my running paths with snow and ice.
You freeze my boogers to my face.
You force me inside to run on the treadmill.
I am not your biggest fan, winter. (more…)
If you are checking this recap just to see what my race results were, here you go. The full recap is coming soon.
Below is how I did:
||2155/4965 (M18-39 Age Group)
There are several ways to keep track of my progress at the Boston Marathon. The marathon will be broadcast on television, website, webcam, and there is even an app for your phone that gives real-time updates. Here is what you need to follow me Monday, April 20th: (more…)
Less than a week left until I get the opportunity to run the historic Boston Marathon. I am really looking forward to taking in the sights of Boston and hopefully achieving my running goals. (more…)