Campbell – Kristy

Foregoing the race, and embracing the experience – Kristy Campbell (April 16, 2012)

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in 2012, Campbell - Kristy, F 18 - 34, Pennsylvania

Foregoing the race, and embracing the experience – Kristy Campbell (April 16, 2012)

I truly believe anything is possible, if you want it badly enough. For me, qualifying for (and running!) the Boston Marathon was a big dream for many, many years. I’m sure people thought I was crazy talking about BQ’ing when I was still hours (yes, hours) away from my BQ time. But Boston was always in the back of my mind during every marathon. It took me nine marathons to qualify for Boston. I ran my first marathon, the 2004 Marine Corps Marathon, in 5:12. Over the next seven years, I chipped away at my marathon finish time, slowly, and with lots of hard work, determination, and a little...

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