Well it’s been 10 days since I qualified for Boston and I haven’t run since. Recovery week after a marathon is similar to Taper week before a Marathon, both play games with your head.
I’ve had this domain for a year, originally thinking of blogging about qualifying for Boston. Well that didn’t happen (the blogging part) for a varity of reasons. So now its about my training for the 2012 Boston Marathon. I qualified to run Boston by running the Fargo Marathon (May 21, 2011) in a time of 3 hrs 11 min 16 sec, which allows me to register early for the 50-54 age category. One thing about running is that you have to tell your age. During my training for Fargo I kept in touch with my running group by email, a sort of precursor to this blog and found the encouragement I received helped me during training as I was working out of town during most of the time returning to Winnipeg on weekends for my long runs. Thus, a lot of my away runs were solo. A big debt of gratitude to my email group for reading and replying to my emails. But more importantly for their friendship and for running with me when I was back in town. You have helped me tremendously in qualifying for Boston.
In developing this site, one thought I had was why blog about it? and the answer I have is that I enjoy writing about running. Lets see if I get better at both the writing and running part. I also thought of the people I run with and their amazing stories, that should be told as well. I hope they share them here as well. Also as we are so fortunate to be able to run and tell stories about it when so many can’t is how I decided on the Charity portion of the site. Some of the stories of families and friends of runners and runners themselves I’ve heard on my runs are a reminder of how fortunate we as runners are. See the Charity portion of the site for more. I hope you are able to support this endeavor. Well the first step of this blog is done and I will have the first 30 minutes of my training done tomorrow. I’m looking forward to this adventure.