With everyone looking up their Boston numbers, I had to at least see what corral I would have been in. I was a 12,000–towards the front of wave two. Would have been nice, but c’est la vie. I am completely ok with not being on the start line this year. Right now I am so thankful and joyful that I am running at all that Boston takes a very big back seat.
More importantly? I get to pace my son in a 5k on April 2. When I thought I wouldn’t even be able to do that a while back, it broke my heart. Now I get to do it and that is just SO RIGHT!
Another thing–none of my running partners were headed to Boston this year, but next year, it’s looking like we’ll be there in force. Most of us already have times (plus our 20 minutes to ensure registration) and those who don’t are already signed up for spring marathons to get their times. Had I gone this year, not sure I would have sprung for the trip again one year later.
So perhaps this was all providential? Who knows. I just know I am happy and I don’t feel a Boston 2011 void. Cool beans by me.