Monday, April 19, 2010

MBE: Boston

Monday Brain Exchange (MBE) is sponsored by Jill, who blogs at Finishing Is Winning. This week's topic is Boston.

Question: Do you get excited about the Boston Marathon? Have you ever ran or do you hope to one day run in the race? Will you watch today and if so will it be watching in person, on TV, on the computer? Do you have anyone special running this year? Any great Boston stories to tell?

I got a little excited about it today. Last year, I didn't even know when it was taking place; this year I followed the live results on the website. I am in awe that runners can finish a marathon faster than I can do a half marathon. LOL. More astonishing was that there were only seconds separating the top 10-20 elite men.

The only way I'll ever run Boston is if I'm still running and don't get any slower when I'm 80 :) I know I could run it for charity, but I wouldn't want to run it unless I qualified, and that's a hell of a long shot for me in my lifetime. I did find out this year that they have a 5k the day before, so maybe I'll take a little vacation to Boston next year, explore the Expo, run the 5K, and watch the marathon.

Congratulations to everyone who qualified for and ran Boston today. You are all an inspiration!


Anonymous said...

I am all about running for Charity, and might consider it if my named isn't pulled for NYC, but I would never run charity for Boston. I agree...something you just have to qualify for!

Kitzzy said...

Exactly! I am all for supporting charities, but I don't want to get into Boston that way because people would assume I qualified and I don't want to explain that I didn't. I also hate asking people for money and rather just donate to charities on my own.

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