Since I got interested in running marathons a few years ago, I’ve wanted to run Boston. I think it’s mainly because of their ingenious marketing campaign, the concept of “BQ” (Boston Qualifying) times, which serve as shorthand in all age/sex categories as the standard of being a “good runner.” Whe..
Having gotten really in to running last summer, I ran my first marathon in October, in Victoria, BC. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience: the race itself was great and I really surprised myself by running it in under three hours. But as soon as I crossed the finish line, I started thinkin..
Update: Read to the bottom for my experience in my first marathon.
Last summer, I got obsessed with watching sports. This summer, I got obsessed with “doing” sports. Specifically, running.
I’ve never run much. In my 20s, I was in to cycling to an insane degree. I was going on super long rand..