Putting Myself Out There

I’ve decided to run the New Jersey Marathon this coming Sunday.  I realized a few weeks ago while I was on a training run in Florida that I would be qualifying for Boston 2016 this spring as a 60 year old, which has a time of 4:25.  Given the popularity of Boston, I know I need at least a sub 4:20 and really a sub 4:15 would be most comfortable.  So, I’m going for it.  Finish time at my last half marathon back in January was 1:57, and just run as a training run.  Of course putting my goal out there means that I run the risk of looking like a failure if I don’t reach my goal.   That’s always a bit scary but I’m not one to take the easy way out.

Today’s run was great — hopefully I’ll feel the way I did today on Sunday.

Let’s just hope it’s not as windy and cold as today, but if it is windy I’ll hope for a west wind.

I loved my winter in Florida, I really wish it was warmer here but what a beautiful place I have to run!

I never get tired of the beauty of the ocean.
I never get tired of the beauty of the ocean.
Soft surface, the sounds of the ocean.
Soft surface, the sounds of the ocean.

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