Every Monday, at the end of the current weeks M.B.E answer, I will post a question for the following week. This way you can cue your post for Monday if you wish. If Monday doesn’t work for you, you can still play along any day of the week that works best. If you want to play along, all you have to do is post the question and your answer on your own blog. Link your post to my blog so that I know you have participated, and in the following weeks post, I will link all the participant blogs from the prior week.
This Weeks Topic: All About Boston
This Weeks Question: What are your thoughts on the Boston Marathon? Have you, are you or do you plan to, run the Boston Marathon? What do you think of the new regulations?
When I started running, I never intended on even doing a half-marathon. I definitely never saw myself running a marathon- in fact, the idea of running 26.2 miles is still hard for me to process. I don’t quite understand the concept of running 26.2 miles as it applies to me. I know I am training for it…I know I am signed up for it…I know I am going to do it…but the whole idea of it still blows my mind. And you Boston runners- you blow my mind too! I cannot imagine holding the Boston pace for 3 miles, let alone the 26.2 you had to do to qualify. To me, you are all amazing.
I will cross the Boston finish line this year- but as a part of the B.A.A 5k! And that is the closest I will ever come to “running Boston” myself. And that is really enough for me. I never did have dreams of running Boston- hell, I don’t know if I will ever run a marathon #2- it just never crossed my radar as something I wanted to do. I run at a middle-of-the-pack pace and that suits me. Even if I could run at the current qualifying pace, they have now changed it- a change that I truly believe, was needed. The thing is, because I am not someone trying to qualify, I don’t really think my opinion has its place when it comes to qualification requirements.
Boston for me, is all about a fun time! I am looking forward to flying with my mom (our first time flying together) and spending quality time with her. I am so excited for the 5K and lunch with awesome bloggers. I cannot wait for lots and lots of photos and I REALLY cannot wait to spectate the marathon! I am looking so very forward to watching you all start and finish this race!
See you in Beantown, kids!!!
*MBE will not post on Monday, April 18, as I will be in Boston! It will resume with a question the following week.