A few have asked, so what do I need to do to qualify for Boston? According to the official Boston Marathon website, here , all I have to do is run another marathon in 3 hours and 45 minutes or faster. No biggie.
The reality is that 3:45 has turned out to be an enormous challenge for me. One look at my PRs and Races page will show that the fastest marathon I have ever run was 4:38:38, and that was four years ago! In the past few years, I have struggled with being sidelined by one injury after another and even some weird heart issues. As a side effect of not running and feeling down and out, I have also gained an extra 20 pounds since my glory days. I’ll have to admit, there have been several points during the last year especially where I seriously questioned whether my running days were over.
But, no. I can’t let that happen. I love running too much and getting a BQ is too important to me to let it go without a fight. Now it’s time to focus on my goal and do whatever it takes to make it happen.
The road to Boston is a long one, but look how far I have already come! I have already improved my marathon time from 6:38 to 4:38! I took off two hours! What’s another 52 minutes?
Ready? Let’s DO THIS!