Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments

27 Nov

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Running the Boston Marathon in 2007.

I already wrote about the day here, and I just re-read the post and choked up remembering that day, especially in light of what happened in Boston this year.  I didn’t grow up in MA, I went to my first marathon after college.  I didn’t really get the fuss until then, and once I saw how energetic and awesome the city was, I wanted in on the fun.

Training was so, so hard.  And so, so cold.  It was often lonely too, but I was stubborn and just did it.  All those hours running on snowy, cold streets really did pay off.

I know my time (4:55) wasn’t anything to write home about, and sometimes I’m a little embarrassed by it.  But I know I shouldn’t be.  Not many people can say they ran a marathon, let alone Boston.  I’d love to do another, but I don’t know about a few things.  I don’t know if I have it in me to train, and if I ran another marathon, I’d want to run a faster one.  I’d also want to do Boston again, and I know I got lucky to get in the year I did, I don’t know if it would happen again.  Especially now.

Still, I’m always proud when I tell people I ran Boston.  I think it’s by far my greatest accomplishment.

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