Despite Qualifying 4 times, I will not be registering for the 2017 Boston Marathon

ย I decided I will not be registering for the 2017 Boston Marathon. After two consecutive Boston Marathons, I am ready for something different this year.

Why?

1- I’ve ran 16 marathons in the past 3 years 11 of which were out of state.

2-In less than 3 years, I have ran a half or full marathon in 11 different states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Florida, California, Nevada, Mass., Arizona, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, etc), and I have dragged my husband to also run every single one of them.

3- I have ran and ran WELL at the Boston Marathon 2 times (3:20 & 3:26)

I don’t want to say “been there done that”, but in all honesty, I am just not as excited about it as I used to be. The thought of “traveling to run a race” almost makes me cringe. I also have a strong desire to train for a local marathon this spring like Run for the Lakes in Brainard, MN.

Recently, I have been dreading training for and running Boston again *gasp*

If my heart is not in it, I would much rather give my spot at Boston to someone who is DYING to be there.

I have so many non-running things to look forward to this spring, so while I am sad I won’t be getting all the sweet new Boston gear this year, I am glad I am making this decision

Fun Things I am looking forward to!

1- Jason and I purchased a new home which will be build and finished by April 2017

2- Jason and I will need to sell our home and move into our new home during April 2017

3- Jason will be finishing up his Administration graduate program (to become a principal) in May 2017

 

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2 thoughts on “Despite Qualifying 4 times, I will not be registering for the 2017 Boston Marathon

  1. Well said! You are an inspiration to me and so many others! It sounds like you have many exciting things upcoming this spring… I look forward to continuing following you in your journey of running and life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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