Way to go Dean. Been following your quest. Now enjoy the spoils. Ran Boston three times and it is a blast (but very difficult) that’s why it is done more as a reward for hard work then for time. It is the super bowl of marathoning and everyone there earned a spot (except Katie Holmes; just found out she got a free spot this year). When you get near Wesley College (about the 20K mark) get on the right side of the road. It will be the fastest mile you have run in a marathon……….
Since you qualified in February 2008, you’re “good to go” for both the 2008 *and* 2009 Boston Marathons – so here’s my suggestion.
In 2008 run it “for fun” – high five EVERYONE along the course, bring a camera, kiss EVERY girl at Wellesley (your wife doesn’t read this blog does she? 🙂 ) and jog it in just a hair under 4:00 (don’t want to look too pedestrian now do we?)
Then in 2009 go back and qualify for Boston *AT* Boston. Now that you know you can, it’ll be easier than you think.
See you there, buddy – I’ll be running hard this year, please give my condolences to the Wellesley gals since I won’t be stopping to “see” them this year. *grin*
I love your blog, and think you’re doing great work.
An example? Me? So, by extension does this mean my children are watching my every action as well? Uh oh.
I can’t wait to run. Thanks for the shout out.
Thanks for signing my hat!
I can’t wait to hear about your first marathon!
That Emerson quote is simultaneously invogorating and terrfying. I’ll chew on one that for some time.
I’m proud to know YOU!
Yes, yes. I’ll take it easy in 2008 and soak everything in. I’ll run with my camera, and make sure that the blog gets the royal treatment. My goal: To make as many people waste time at work on April 21st as possible. About Wellesley…
I don’t know what Kestrou is talking about.
Thanks for sticking with me all this time! I’ll do my best to keep things lively.
Great talking with you post-MB Marathon, signing your cap, and now getting to your blog. (Me with the “I’m Going to Boston” sign.) Your 11th marathon (at was it age 31?) and my 11th at 53 years young?, and we both made it. As I’ll not be running ’til April ’09, I’ll watch your web ruminations onto and through Boston ’08. Congrats and Enjoy, Paul