So, I missed running in the 2012 Boston Marathon by 21 seconds. 21 seconds in a 3 hour and 40 minute race is NOTHING. I was sad. I may or may not have shed a few tears, but I quickly got over it.
- I know I'm good enough to be there.
- I ran a BQ on my first marathon ever- How cool is that?!
- I know I can do it again.
- I have a new challenge and a new goal.
- When the time rolls around to qualify and run in that race again, there's a better chance I can bring my husband, Dallas, with me- because if I went next year it wouldn't be feasible.
- Piggyback on the previous reason- we will be in a better place financially to do so. (Hubby in school full time and working part time = teeny tiny savings account and essentially traveling to Boston on student loans. Bad idea).
I believe that it is important to look for the positive. Although I had my sights set on Boston, I still had a hugely successful marathon experience and I'm not going to let this dampen my spirits.
Instead, I'll just run the Ogden Marathon. Haven't you heard? The Ogden, UT Marathon is the new Boston.
Who's with me?!