Double races: what better way to bid farewell to the old and ring in the New Year? That’s exactly what we did New Year’s Eve of this year with Cadence Double Dash (and thank my friend for the awesome idea!) The last 5K of 2015 was held at 10:30 pm, followed by a break, […]
The Dream: To run a Boston Qualifier (BQ) and run the Boston Marathon.
Why Boston? Many runners inherently understand the simple answer to this question. Because it’s Boston! The Boston Marathon is arguably one of the most sought after races in the world. It’s the oldest continuously run marathon on the planet, and many view it as the most prestigious. It’s also been one of the most elusive races, partially due to the strict qualifying standard.
Qualifying for Boston is an ambitious goal! Yet, somehow, there is a spark of hope for the average, middle of the pack runner like me, that with the proper dedication to training, and perhaps a little luck, I can actually do this! That’s all I need to keep putting one foot in front of the other. And when it does happen, I will know that I’ve made it as a runner!
I’m just an average 41 year old mom, former overweight smoker with half a dozen marathons and 20 odd half marathons under my belt. I have no natural running talents or abilities. Over the past 8 years since I have discovered and grown my love for running I have had many ups and downs but made significant progress from where I started to where I am now. So why me? Because why not?
Why this Blog? To share the love, Baby. I know there are many others out there who share the same dream of chasing the Boston Marathon Unicorn. For some of us, the BQ has not yet manifested, for others it has. No matter where we are on this running trail, we all have an experience to share. This is a place of sharing, support, and inspiration. Speaking of inspiration, the title of this website is inspired by the song, Runnin’ Down a Dream, by Tom Petty. The song has always been at the top of my playlist and never lets me down when I need it.
I’d love to hear your story. Feel free to comment and share.