Harms – Ed

‘There was one more person I met that day who helped get me through it.’ – Ed Harms (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in 2013, Harms - Ed, M 18 - 34, Massachusetts

‘There was one more person I met that day who helped get me through it.’ – Ed Harms (April 15, 2013)

My first and only marathon happened on April 15th, 2013. Boston had been a goal of mine since graduating from the University of Delaware in 2008. I had lived in Somerville, Massachusetts, ever since then, and seeing 25,000 people running the streets of Boston with hundreds of thousands cheering them on was an experience I knew I needed to have some day. Unfortunately, though, I was not nearly fast enough to qualify. For my age group, 3:05 is the standard, and though I have a “runner’s body,” I never started running consistently until college. I didn’t run my first 5k until my junior...

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