Boston Marathon, 2011


Ranger Dave used to call me the evening before the marathon, having started training a week or so earlier with a single 5 mile run, and ask me if I thought it was a good idea to run the marathon.  I always said yes, and he always kicked my butt, no matter how much I’d trained.

This year, for a number of reasons, I simply had no time to train.  My single training run was a 10 mile run two weeks before the marathon.

The result?  I finished, but learned in the process I’m no Ranger Dave.  It was my slowest marathon ever (not counting the Great Wall Marathon, which technically is an ultra marathon).

But I finished, and my Mom was there at the half.

Great day..