Happy Marathon Monday!

In honor of the Boston Marathon, I figured it was only appropriate to make this a runners special so here goes:

  1. 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.”Crazy Runners
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Lastly, flashback to last years Boston Marathon when a high school friend and his soon to be wife crossed the finish line in style:Ross and AnsleyAnd I assure you they both run like the wind and qualified legitimately.

Good Luck to all the runners today!!

 

 

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