Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oh, Boston.

Doesn't watching/following the Boston marathon just make you want to run it? I mean, yeah, I know you have to train for a marathon and then run it in a fast, qualifying time and then you have to be lucky enough to be able to register for the big race and then . . . then . . . you get to train all over again and finally you can run the Boston Marathon.

Yeah, all that. However, it is exciting and yesterday's race filled me with Patriots Day dreams.

I guess that would mean I would need to train for a marathon, huh? Sure would. And I'm not exactly there yet. The one I ran was ages ago and I don't know if I'm at a place where I can train for another. Because I know what would happen. I'd shoot for a BQ. Full disclosure: Yesterday I popped on the McMillan calculator and input my half marathon time to see what my projected marathon time would be. And . . . it's 3:50. Which happens to be this (old) Happy Runner's BQ time.

Yikes.

Good thing I have two 5K races to focus on! Because otherwise . . .

Anyway. I stalked lots of runners yesterday and have to give a huge congratulations to all of the super running bloggers who ran so well! Can't wait to read the race reports.

In other news, I was very excited to have one of my articles picked up by active.com. Woo hoo! You can check it out HERE, if you're interested.

OK, have a great week, everyone!

~ Felice


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14 comments:

Marlene said...

Ahhh you've put it out there now. :)

Sabrina Hayes said...

I'm not there yet either. Previously, I told my self that I was happy with my list of half marathons and could die a happy woman having never done the full marathon. But now I'm thinking, I gotta do it. I'm not trying to save the world, or even qualify for Boston, I just want to say I did it.

B.o.B. said...

You should totally go for that BQ. I'll cheer you on since my time is now a heart stopping 3:35!

And congrats on your article!!!

Samantha said...

Congrats on your article!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Wow...great time. I think you should go for it! I get the itch also but don't have the times to match that itch!! Can't wait to read the article. You must be so proud!

Quix said...

Geez - you are such a rockstar. =) That calculator is such a liar, at least for me - I guess I slack a LOT more than they account for as my distances get longer. Congrats on getting picked up by active, heading over now to check it out!

Running to Music said...

You should do it! I ran Boston as my first marathon. How? I ran for a charity. No, it does not come with the same accolades as "qualifying for Boston" but you GET TO RUN BOSTON and raise awareness and money for great causes to boot!

HudkinsFamily said...

If you're even thinking marathon, you should go for it :)
Congrats on the Active.com article!

H Love said...

very cool....dream big!

Little Miss Runshine said...

That is so awesome your article was picked! I'm going to go read it now! :)

I am excited to keep reading about your possible marathon adventures! (well and your regular adventures too..duh!)

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Karyn said...

Congrats on the article!

Nobel4Lit said...

Now you gotta go do it! Ha ha... easier said than done.

Fair Weather Runner said...

fantastic about the article! and i say if you wanna BQ, go for it. i'm terrified to try right now, but hopefully someday. watching all the runners talk about boston definitely made me want to give it a shot.

Denise said...

i say you go for it! it was amazing and you'd love it. not to mention you totally have it in you.

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