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April 16, 2008

Going to Boston for the marathon

I'm off now to have some pleasant days in Boston, before I line up for the most prestigious of marathon races - Boston Marathon. I am pretty excited about this. I am probably not in very good shape for it, but I'll do okay I think. I am also not so worried about my performance in this race.

It's the most classic of marathons, and many runners would cut off a finger for a chance to be on the start line for this race. I didn't have to that though; I qualified in Las Vegas in December with the time 2:49. I am likely to run slower this time, but that doesn't matter. I'm just glad to be in this race, to finally have done the one most runners hope to do at least once in their life.

I am also excited to just be in Boston with my wife and some friends. It's a great place with lots of stuff to see, do and eat. We are meeting up with 2 good friends we have known for years here in Alberta. They moved to Nova Scotia, and are coming to meet us again. That will be a great time.

I am also hoping to meet up with my guitar friends Scott and Ted. We have been hanging out at www.thefret.net and now we have a chance to get together and talk guitars in person. I can be reached through my contact form, for those wanting to have coffee and guitar chat while I'm in Boston. I may be very busy to have much time to leave my company of friends, but feel free to leave me a message and we'll see how it goes.

If you are interested in how I'm doing in the race, here's some info. My race number is 1538. You can go to www.bostonmarathon.org on April 21st, 2008 and punch in my number. You will be able to see my running split times at certain parts of the race - live on the website as I pass these spots. Check the Boston Marathon website for more details. The race starts at 10:00am Boston time.

After the race, I'll post my thoughts on the event here on my blog. A marathon is always hard, but for some reason, runners like myself want to do it again, no matter how painful it was last time. Go figure. I guess we're not that smart, are we? :)
 

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on April 16, 2008

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