Plichta – Katherine

A Race in Memory of My Mom… – Katherine Plichta (April 20, 2009)

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 in 2009, New York, Plichta - Katherine

A Race in Memory of My Mom… – Katherine Plichta (April 20, 2009)

I ran my first marathon in January 2008, in Disney World of all places. As I was running, I overhead another runner say, “Keep this pace, and we’ll qualify for Boston!” I had never thought about Boston, and I hadn’t been paying attention to my time in the least. I was just running as fast as I could without running out of steam. I wondered what the qualifying time was, and whether I could actually make it. But I couldn’t think about that now. I needed to finish before I could think. I was twenty-two miles in, and my legs started feeling heavy. Another mile and they felt like...

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