I’m in … getting down like the Dropkick Murphys

So it’s no big surprise at this point if you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that I am officially in the 2016 Boston Marathon.

My time of 3:04:06 which I ran at the California International Marathon back in December 2014 placed me in the BQ-5 category which allowed me to register in week one of the registration process. However, I wasn’t getting my hopes up until I actually got my confirmation of acceptance yesterday morning via email.

 

This has been a long process to get to this point where I go from marathoner to Boston Qualifier. Now there is one more step to this journey as I prepare for the 2016 Boston Marathon where I will toe the line and cross the finish. For me the journey won’t be complete until Patriot’s Day on April 18, 2016 when I cross the finish line get the medal around my neck and then I can proudly sport the Boston Marathon jacket!

It has taken me 26 marathons to get to this point where I am able to share my successes of earning a spot in the most prestigious marathon in the world. My first marathon I ran was 4:58:xx and to have worked so hard to get that qualifying time, I am yes proud of it!

Since last year when I didn’t get into the 2015 Boston Marathon, I printed out my denial note from the BAA as a consistent reminder to keep working and chasing after my goals. I placed the email near my running shoes so that every time I laced up my Skechers I would be reminded of what I was working for and going after.


So the journey continues for that unicorn, but now rather than chasing the chance to toe the line it is a matter of running the 26.2 miles that Boston has to offer!

Are you in for Boston 2016?

One thought on “I’m in … getting down like the Dropkick Murphys

  1. CIM in 2015 hasn’t happened yet 😉 HAHA! Congrats, I’m super excited for you…you’ve worked your butt off to get there and you deserve it. Can’t wait to watch it all unfold on Social Media and cheer you on from the 916!! xoxo, ganeeban

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