Are Boston qualifying times too easy for women?

I wrote my last post about the qualifying times needed to gain entry into the Boston Marathon, and I planned to also explain why there is a disparity in the times between the men and women's standards.  And then I did a little research and it made me uncomfortable.  There is a 30 minute difference … Continue reading Are Boston qualifying times too easy for women?

Qualifying for Boston

I ran my first marathon in 2013, and since then I have run 8 marathons and 3 ultramarathons.  According to Running USA, there were about 541,000 marathon finishers in 2014. For most marathoners, myself included, the Boston marathon is considered the Holy Grail of marathon races. So, what makes the Boston Marathon so attractive to … Continue reading Qualifying for Boston

When your legs are tired, run with your heart

"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”  Isaiah 58:11 One of my dearest friends prayed this verse over me, and I don't think it could have been more … Continue reading When your legs are tired, run with your heart

The day I walked all over Boston before my marathon

That's how we travel. After traveling all around the world, Jon and I have found that the best way to explore a city is on foot, with the occasional train ride or bus. This trip is very much about the marathon, evidenced by Jon's devotion to cater to all of my needs and keep me … Continue reading The day I walked all over Boston before my marathon

Boston bound and a baby later

This coming race, Boston 2016, is unlike any race that I have run yet.  Of course, there is the whole qualifying piece that makes it elusive, but it is the life change that has transpired since my BQ in December of 2014 and the actual culmination of the race in April of 2016 that sets … Continue reading Boston bound and a baby later