Boston Marathon

A redheaded Wellesley girl said “Go for it!” The experience was energizing!- Dale Sandley (April 20, 2015)

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 in 2015, Boston Marathon, M 55 - 59, Sandley - Dale, Wisconsin

A redheaded Wellesley girl said “Go for it!” The experience was energizing!- Dale Sandley (April 20, 2015)

I really haven’t been running very long. When I turned 50, in 2005, I started thinking more about my health, and joined a fitness center. I ran on the treadmill, used the elliptical, and regularly went to fitness classes. In 2010, a buddy talked me into running a 5k with him. This was the first time I ever ran outside. It was a small event and I finished 4th in age group (behind my buddy). My next 5k I finished 3rd in my age group, again behind my buddy. It was wonderful winning an award. I had never played sports in school, so it was a new experience. By my fourth race, I was passing my...

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“Plan your run, and run your plan.” – Sherry Spinks (April 20, 2015)

Posted on May 22, 2015 in 2015, Boston Marathon, F 18 - 34, Spinks - Sherry, Virginia

“Plan your run, and run your plan.”  – Sherry Spinks (April 20, 2015)

The Boston Marathon was everything I hoped it would be. Well, it would have been nice if the weather was a little better. But, hey….the weather could have been much worse. The temperatures were actually nice (started in upper 30’s and stayed in 40’s). However, there was a strong headwind (gusts up to 37 mph) and it rained pretty much the entire 26.2 miles! I was completely DRENCHED by the end of the race. But, do I really look like I cared? The rain started as soon as I lined up in my corral on the start line. But, I knew it was coming. I had been watching the weather for days leading...

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“A Postponement for a By-Pass” – Randy Lambert (April 18, 2005)

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in 2005, Boston Marathon, Lambert - Randy, M 45 - 49, Mississippi

“A Postponement for a By-Pass” – Randy Lambert (April 18, 2005)

I ran the Chicago Marathon in 2001. My goal was to complete my first marathon in under four hours, but that day I crossed the finish line at 4:15. I was overwhelmed by such a large race atmosphere and was not prepared for a race of that caliber. A few months later I ran the St. Jude Memphis Marathon where I finished at 3:39. Comparing the two courses, I saw Memphis as the more difficult course. In my mind I knew I could return to Chicago and get the 3:30 BQ time I needed. Shortly after the Memphis marathon I began training seriously for my return to Chicago. What I remembered about the...

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Boston Qualified! 2014 -Running is my metaphor for sobriety: I can’t stay sober alone; I would never have made it to Boston on my own…

Posted on Jan 1, 1970 in Boston Marathon

Boston Qualified! 2014 -Running is my metaphor for sobriety: I can’t stay sober alone; I would never have made it to Boston on my own…

Eva Esquivel I began running in May 2009. I was a little more than two years sober and was starting to understand my life had to be more than just not drinking. I no longer was okay with being angry, impatient, and sad. I kept telling myself at least I was sober, but I also wanted a better life.  I knew I had to take action for things to improve. I didn’t know what to do next, but like everything positive in my life, I attribute my discovery of running to being fully “aware”– opening my eyes to what was happening now and right in front of me. A running...

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