“I was too dehydrated to even cry…” – Amy Ballard (April 16, 2012)

For years I wanted to just qualify for Boston. Unlike some novice runners who say they have never heard of the race, running Boston has been my strong desire ever since my first marathon back in 2006. After taking nearly three years off from marathons to have my two babies, I resumed my qualifying efforts, […]

Dancer in a Heat Wave: Pain, Agony, and Distress on the Road to Boston – Kate Stanton (April 16, 2012)

When I first set out with the intention of running the Boston Marathon for the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of my dear grandfather, I had some idea of the challenges I would face in my training and fundraising. Some, but not all. Let’s just say the next time a dancer tells you she wants to […]

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 […]

Record Hot Weather Provides A Different Experience – David Meier (April 16, 2012)

If you ever wonder how weather affects people’s moods, look no further than the 2012 Boston Marathon. For those not aware, Marathon Monday in 2012 was one of the hottest on record with temperatures near 90 degrees by the end of the race. If you’re a tourist, this beach-like weather was a real treat, since […]