I'm sorry we missed each other. I was here in VA, you were in Boston, and the traffic ~ whew, I just couldn't get it together to get there from here.
I imagine it was a great day. I hope you enjoyed meeting my friends who came to see you with their BQ times or Charity $ raised. I also hope that everyone I know who was out on the course had a stellar day, and is enjoying their sore quads today with the pride that comes with knowing they ran a good day at THE Boston Marathon.
~Boston Boston Boston~ the wind carried your name to my ears all day yesterday. The streets and internet were audible buzzing with ~Boston Boston Boston~. At least a dozen times in the past few days I've been asked about you, Boston Marathon. It's complicated. I never know HOW to answer the question, "Are you ever going to run Boston?"
I usually answer with, "not likely." Because it's not impossible, even with the new faster times. If there is anything running has taught me it's that nothing is impossible.
Despite saying that, I will not be aiming for a BQ time anytime soon. Not because I don't want to run The Boston Marathon, but because my goals are more "me-centric" than "B-centric". I will continue to train for marathons because I love to run. And because I love the personal satisfaction that comes from training and testing my limits.
If one day my goals become BQ focused, I promise, you'll be the FIRST to know. Fair enough?
Hope you're enjoying your recovery day!
Until next Patriots Day,