In honor of the Boston Marathon, I figured it was only appropriate to make this a runners special so here goes:
- I finally saw The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young – the insane marathon I wrote about here. I watched it on Saturday night when I was pretty close to falling asleep but the documentary kept me awake. I fall asleep regularly watching TV- it’s a talent – so when a movie keeps me awake it usually means it is very good. The level of pain these runners put themselves through is insane! Also it’s labeled as a 100 mile ultra run but its really 130 miles and the new tagline is” “Where dreams come to die.”
- My friend, Keilynn over at Nature or Bust alerted me to this blog post of a runner who attempted the Barkley Marathon this year as a blind runners guide: The Blind Leading the Blind It’s a great read. The anxiety and pressure of such responsibility would be debilitating to me. Its one thing to put yourself into that situation it is a whole another thing to lead a blind woman into it.
- I recently read this article yesterday in Runners World, Dozens Suspected of Cheating to Enter Boston Marathon – cheating cheaters are ridiculous. I get it, qualifying to get into Boston is REALLY hard, I am pretty sure I will never be able to do it. But you can’t possibly enjoy the run when you know you cheated to get there.
- Lastly, flashback to last years Boston Marathon when a high school friend and his soon to be wife crossed the finish line in style:And I assure you they both run like the wind and qualified legitimately.
Good Luck to all the runners today!!