So I have been putting off writing this post. For obvious reasons. This was a tough decision. One I may regret. But for right now, it is the best decision for me. I won’t be running Boston Marathon this year.
I made the decision a couple of weeks ago. It has nothing to do with my training and everything to do with the money and logistics and life. Life is anything but simple for me these days and I simply haven’t had the bandwidth to do the research it takes to figure out the logistics of my stay (I was staying with friends of friends 45 minutes outside of the city). Plus, financially it is irresponsible of me to take this trip when I simply don’t have the money. It’s an expensive trip. Wow.
Running The Boston Marathon has been a goal of mine since I began marathon running in 2003. I had thought that I would feel worse if I didn’t do Boston and would regret it, but since I made the decision, I feel okay about it. I actually felt relieved after I said it out loud to Nina. I made peace with it. There will be other races and I will qualify again.
I still have the North Fork 50 Miler the end of June. In the meantime, if there are some fabulous local races that fit into my schedule and budget, I would love to add those to the list as well (I’m thinking of the Greenland 50K, Colfax Marathon, maybe others).
Onward and upward, friends!