What an experience!
After months of training, preceded by the obligatory qualifying marathon in Sacramento (CIM) to time-qualify, applying for the Boston Marathon Race, being selected, and then planning the trip to Boston…we have arrived!
Boston folks bringing incredible energy the whole weekend, from the closed streets days in advance, well-attended runner’s expo, buses taking 10,000+ runners to the start line 26.2 miles away, and cheering crowds lining the streets all the way back to Boston to the finish line! As I sped to the finish, it felt like I was starring in a ticker-tape parade!
RESULTS? Tremendous feeling of accomplishment…took hours to stop grinning! Completed the race in under 4 hours, re-qualified to run again next year, and placed in the top 20% of men in my age group.
SHARING: Many events along the way to share, but here are a few select photos of highlights.
So grateful for the support from family, friends, clients, coaches, and fellow Tamalpa Running Club members.
Completing the Boston Marathon is one of my greatest accomplishments yet… AND I QUALIFY for 2018! 3:49:40. WOW! Who would have thought…
More thoughts about running the Boston Marathon, and parallels with running businesses and managing our careers, coming soon!