Question(s): Do you get excited about the Boston Marathon? Have you ever ran or do you hope to one day run in the race? Will you watch today and if so will it be watching in person, on TV, on the computer? Do you have anyone special running this year? Any great Boston stories to tell?
Will take this one at a time...
- 1. Do you get excited about the Boston Marathon?
YES!! I have not been a runner long but I understand the EXCITEMENT about the BIG BIG events in our sport. When I hung up my Basketball shoes in college, ending my last season with a knee injury, I thought I would never have athletic goals to strive for again. Who am I without athletic goals? That question scared me and for a long time I felt lost without sports. I was SAVED years later by running. And to me the Boston Marathon is my re-commitment to fitness and athletic goals. I know I can get there! Now I just need to prove it.
- 2. Have you ever ran or do you hope to one day run in the race?
No I have never run Boston. Yes I HOPE to qualify in less than 2 weeks at the Eugene Marathon and run in 2011 with Aron,and Lacey(??) And anyone else who qualifies, hello mecca for Bloggy meet-ups..
- 3. Will you watch today and if so will it be watching in person, on TV, on the computer?
I am at work, but I will TRY to check in online. I was hoping to DVD the race but could not find it on our TV.. UGH!! Anyone know what channels will have the race on? I will use the tracker to check out my buddies and their progress.
- 4. Do you have anyone special running this year?
I listed all my Bloggy peeps on Friday but here is the list. I am sure they are SWEATING and working it out right now.. HUGE HUGS AND HIGH FIVE!
Jill- Birthday girl!!
- 5. Any great Boston stories to tell?
I happened upon a show where a man ran Marathons while pushing his wife in her wheel chair. He qualified for and ran Boston a few times, struggling on the hills to keep the chair and his legs moving. It was inspiring!!