Like many others taking part in this last wave of Boston registration frenzy, I have now registered. It’s official – I’m nowhere near being an official entrant.
With a full week to wait until I hear if my time is fast enough to squeak through the magnified lens of the BAA, I contemplate what my first official Boston as a qualified runner will feel like. I’ve been very lucky to run this marathon twice, but something about having reached the goal of the BQ (cue heavenly light beams)…. I deserve this no more or less than the rest of the salivating qualified runners, but here are a few reasons I really, really, really, really want to run the 2012 running of the Boston Marathon:
- I love it….the energy, the course (yes, even the downhills), the anticipation.
- The BQ element (I know, I’m obnoxious in my overstating...forgive me, I’m excited!)
- Scott’s running it – family affairs are fun!
- This year’s race has some key numbers in it: 116th running of the race, held this year on 4/16
99.9% of you are thinking, so what’s up with the last bullet? 6 is my absolute favorite and luckiest number. I’ve got tons of 6’s in my birthday, I was born 6 minutes ahead of my twin @ 6 lbs, my younger brother was born 6 days later (on the calendar), I graduated in 2006 as part of the 66th commencement at my college…..it goes on and on (please, no devil comments!). It makes perfect sense that I should run this year’s Boston, right? J
Now you know how I will spend the next 5 days…..waiting for word of either acceptance or [gasp] not, and counting the 6’s that float in and out of my life. 6’s bring me good karma, so I’m hoping that’s how BAA rolls….