Tuesday night my dad called and we are now trying to qualify for Boston 2010. I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about the marathon that is almost magical. I’m going to need new shoes for this attempt.
Over the past few months I’ve seen a few different news articles about marathons that have caught my eye.
- Painful test on asphalt – this poor man fell, face planted, on the road, a half mile into the race. And he didn’t quit! I tell you. There’s just something about the marathon.
- Runner will keep flying – for this woman, running and marathons were just a part of her life.
- Fellow travelers make marathon – and life – a lot more bearable – I’ve never introduced myself to people on the races, but no race would be complete without the people you meet as you run past them, or as they run past you.
- Daily running is a goal you can live with – I know running regularly makes me feel better. I don’t go daily, but I do like going regularly. And I’ve been challenged not only to prepare for Boston, but also to exercise regularly again (can I make it three in a row?).
- Runner completes marathon century – while I like to run, I don’t think I’ll ever run 100 marathons.
- A few favorite moments from the marathon circuit – two people chronicle as they run four of the five big marathons in Utah in one year.
- And for the question “Does exercise really make you healthier” – the answer is yes. And I choose running as my exercise of choice.
I’m currently still looking for the qualifying races I’ll be attempting this year. Watch for more details.