I ran the HMRRC winter marathon yesterday and guess what? (like you have to guess after reading the title)... I MADE BQ TIME!!!! 3:35:41!
I couldn't be more excited, especially after some of the races I've had lately. First I ran a double in Jan and hurt my ankle. Then I had the Myrtle Beach Marathon cancelled last week, taking away NY (this week) as my official halfway there marathon. Well yesterday made up for all of that! I ran my first BQ time. This takes a LOAD of stress off me since A) This is a huge goal in general and B) I have always planned on running Boston as my 50th state in 2011. That meant I HAD to make it asap-- talk about putting unnecessary pressure on yourself.
I ran with tons of support from my pit crew chief, MB, and Jenn who was running on my relay team-- oh yeah, the first 9 miles of the marathon also counted as the first leg of a relay. Our relay team came in 3rd in our division with a 3:53:30. Good job MB & Jenn! Friends and family were at the finish and I ran in crying my eyes out along with MB (happy crying of course).
More to come on my post-race throughts and the post race "Almost Halfway There Party!" Sneak preview: I made a second accomplishment for the day-- consumed the most martinis I have ever had in my entire life!