I never give “running” the Boston Marathon much thought, except on Patriots day every April. Then I wonder if I could post a Boston Qualifying (BQ) time. I’m not against charity runners getting into the Boston Marathon, but If I ever “run” Boston it will have to be by posting a qualifying time. Because simply, that is what “running” Boston means to me.
To be honest, I don’t think I have what it takes to BQ.
I believe I have the legs to BQ.
I believe I have the lungs to BQ and I Believe I have the mental toughness to run a qualifying time.
But I’m to much of a squirrel runner to stay focus long enough to train for my BQ race. Plain and simple I get distracted too easy.
Did I mention I wanted to be Bruce Lee when I was growing up, I just loved him in “Enter The Dragon.” My favorite scene was when he was fighting in a room filled with mirrors. I wonder if Bruce Lee could post BQ time.
My goals in running are to run for as long as I can. To experience as many running environments as I can well adding to my life’s journey. I enjoy running local 5k races and national 100 miles events. I want to run it all. I just don’t have the make up to sacrifices a number of running experiences and all they add to my life for one qualifying time. Now I’m not saying a BQ time is not a worthy goal…it is and I respect those that have the focus to train for and achieve such a goal. Myself I can’t stay focused on one race.
One day after school a friend and I got into a bottle rocket war. Man those things were zipping by my head, dang that was stupid, I could have lost an eye. Then I could have been a pirate. I lived on a lake so being a pirate…..what?
Priate, what were we talking about?
My hat goes off to all those who have reached their goal, whether it was your first Boston Marathon or your tenth. You have reached a goal few have. For those who seek other running goals away from Boston, my hat goes off to you as well. One of the best attributes of our hobby/life style is that their is room for everyone.
Speaking of hats…this cat broke into my house once. He was crazy and was wearing a red and white striped top hat…….