Why won't I run Boston? I have not earned it.
My number #1 Bucket Item is to run Boston by the time I am 55 years old. I have 4 years and only 30 minutes away from BQ'ing.
Ironically, I have had many runners tell me I can run for a charity. While noble, that is not why I want to run Boston. I am not running it for the course or even the event - but to say that I have earned my spot in the most coveted race in America. I will earn it or I will not run Boston.
I will not run it for a charity or any other option. I will earn it, or my feet will never go there.
I have a plan to return to LAM 2014 and run a 4:05-:10. That puts me less than 15 minutes of a BQ.
Then, in 2015 (if all holds up) - I will shoot for my BQ. As you all know, I am not a fan of the Full distance - and at this point, LAM will be my one and only Full each year. If I was to pick a place to BQ, it would be LAM. The place of my first Full Marathon.
I will spend the next few years working, inching my way towards Hopinkinsville. I like Unicorn's - especially this one....
Good luck to all the Boston Marathon runners - enjoy every step in this historic day!
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Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
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