Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Time That Wasn't

WOMP WOMP.

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.

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