OK, OK…I know…enough of the Boston talk! But I promise this post won’t be whiny.
It has been a long 2 1/2 weeks since this happened…
Thanks Amanda for the video! Pay no attention to my bad form.
But I finally received my acceptance email from the B.A.A. on Thursday (at 2:11pm, not that I was waiting or anything). What did it take?
6: emails to the B.A.A. from me
4: phone calls to the B.A.A.
1: fax to the B.A.A.
1: email from the LVM race director* to the B.A.A.
1: email from the LVM race timer to the B.A.A.
*this email came from Gerry Yasso (yes, Bart’s brother). Bart designed the LVM course. I love Bart Yasso and now his brother is pretty awesome as well.
I cannot believe it’s finally official!
AND, I cannot believe how lucky I am.
- After the NJ Marathon (May 2011), I knew I could BQ. I was lucky enough to get another shot at BQing and found a marathon within driving distance the day before Boston 2012 registration opened. Talk about down to the wire.
- There was hurricane Irene, then more flooding, and 90% humidity leading up to the race. I was lucky enough to get a cool and overcast day with little to no mud.
- Then the unthinkable happened, Boston registration was still open on September 19th and I was lucky enough to register.
Little did I know that I was about to get even luckier…
One second slower (say I had a violent sneeze during Mile 24) and I would not be running the Boston Marathon.
This is a dream come true! There are no words to express how happy I am right now!
Boston will be my 10th marathon. What a way to ring in the double digits!
PS – My running twin, Cindi, is going to kick ass at the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday. Stop by and wish her the race of a lifetime!