Monday, April 10, 2006
The Road to Boston Runs through Columbus!
I did it! It has been 11 years since I ran my last marathon and I signed up today for the Columbus Ohio Marathon this October 15th 2006.
I chose Columbus for two good reasons:
1. I have to fix my 3:30 finish time in Columbus 11 years ago to something better.
2. It is the road to the Boston marathon. If I finish the race under 3:30 I qualify to run Boston in 2007.
I have to admit the inspiration came to me from listening to some rambling diatribes composed during distance long runs of an entertaining and educational goofy podcast shows of Phedippidations. Thank you Steve Runner of phedippidations for all the great shows that have made me laugh and even shed a tear. My eight year old son also enjoys listening to your show and wants me to tell him when a funny part of the show is on.
My marathon dreams are to run the 3 big ones. Boston, New York, and Chicago. Then I may be ready for the big Ironman training plan. I think now is the time for me to get started. Maybe before I hit 50?