The Boston Marathon was run today. It sort of separates the pack. As a mid- to back- of the packer, I will never run Boston but I can appreciate the joy of those who do. I think it's great that people are chasing down a BQ (Boston Qualifier). I admire that drive. The marathon is a tough, tough race, with Boston the toughest of them all.
I've been to Boston many times but going there as a qualifier would be amazing. For me, marathoning is all about the challenge to achieve a goal that is just beyond reach. Boston is a symbol of hard work, determination, and self-discipline. If you know me, and I think you do, you know I'm nothing if not stubborn. I give everything 100 percent. If there is any way it can be done, I will do it with God's help. Running is such an awesome sport because you are always challenging yourself.
For those of you who ran Boston today, celebrate. Boston is your victory lap for all your hard work. Enjoy every moment of it. And to the rest of us: