So that Boston itch remains UNscratched. What next? Funny you should ask…
Two weeks ago Matt put the idea in my head to search around for another marathon prior to September (when Boston 2012 registration opens up). This way I wouldn’t have so much pressure to BQ at the NJ Marathon (especially since I didn’t train to BQ). I told you he was my biggest cheerleader and supporter.
After Sunday’s race, I didn’t think I was mentally up for doing this again. But a changed perspective has me thinking that if I don’t go for it again, I will regret it.
I found a somewhat local marathon on September 11th, the day before Boston 2012 registration opens. I had to laugh because their FAQs clearly state:
Per the Boston Athletic Association: A qualifying race run on September 11, 2011 can be used to register for the Boston Marathon as soon as September 12, 2011. The Boston Athletic Association verifies races online through our Results page.
Well, that’s all I need to know. So I’m in! Sign me up 🙂
This actually works out well time-wise for me. I get to take a brief break, go to Ireland, and not worry about training (this makes Matt very happy). Then when I get back I will still have a full 15 weeks to train. And you bet I’ll be training to BQ this time around!