This is what I wrote one year ago about the Boston Marathon bombing.
I have never run the Boston Marathon. I may never be able to. To qualify I’d have to run a 3:10:00 marathon. That’s 7:15 per mile. The best I’ve done at a 1/2 marathon is an 8:13 pace. So I’d have to shave an minute off my current best pace and go twice as far. I’d have to run at basically my 5k pace for 26.2. That’s a tall order. But never say never. Someday maybe. It’d be an awesome achievement. And I have nothing but respect for others who can make it there.
Long before I ever had any inkling about running these distances, I still knew what the Boston Marathon was. It’s a storied event, known worldwide. And around this same time in my life, I actually saw the finish line. I was in Boston on business and had some free time to explore. I randomly got out…
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