For those of you who do not personally know me or follow me on Instagram, let me just get right to it. I did NOT meet my time goals for the 120th Boston Marathon - any of them.
My finish time was 3:31:49.
Out of 7 marathons that I have now done, the third fastest time. Not even close to a PR.
(On the flip side, it was about 1:45 faster than my 26 year old self ran it. I had to throw some sunshine in here!)
I was very disappointed in the time. Even though many people that I knew and follow on Instagram also had similar experiences to mine, it still hurt. I was very well trained for this - probably the best trained I have ever been for a marathon. So, the time was a let down. I pushed myself as much as I could - I had a lot of mental successes on the course but my legs and back quit despite my many efforts to will them forward.
I bought a Boston Globe at the airport yesterday and made it through 2 articles and started the 3rd, which made me cry. So many points resonated with me. I did not have a finishing kick at Boston.
I am working on a recap of the race so watch for it in the coming days.