On August 31, 2008 I ran a 1:35:22 in the Virginia Beach Rock N Roll half-marathon, setting a new PR and getting one step closer to qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Several weeks later I was forced to shelve that dream after enduring the constant pain of an Inguinal ligament tear (on both sides!). No Boston qualifier for me.
Four months later I'm back on the road. And just in time. I have been offered a spot in the Boston Marathon by Catholic Charities. I have accepted and so now I just need to get out there, run down some miles and come up with a whole lot of cash.
I'm not sure which is going to be harder, the marathon or the fund-raising.
Definitely the fund-raising.