Monday, September 26, 2011
Shocker in Beantown
In posting my update yesterday, I totally forgot to mention that I'd gone through the motions and submitted my entry for Boston last Monday. Nothing I'd read over the previous weekend gave me much confidence that my BQ -2:05 would be good enough.
Now when I think of Hail Marys and Boston, Flutie-to-Phelan won't be the first thing to come to mind.
The BAA drew the line at BQ -1:14 and emailed me my acceptance early this afternoon. I couldn't believe it. I didn't think I'd make it from the moment the 3:10 pace group started pulling away from me with 6 miles left at Grandma's. I had to be reminded to register last week and to check out the website today. But there I am.
This evening I went ahead and signed up for Big Sur, too, as one of the 400 folks in the Boston to Big Sur Challenge. We were planning a family trip to California next summer anyway, so we'll just go earlier. I'll have some other schedule juggling to figure out later, but for now I'll just enjoy this bill I got for hundreds of dollars that I'll gladly fork over for my proudest running experience yet.