Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Frequently Asked Questions About The Boston Marathon

Since the terrible events surrounding the finish of the 2013 Boston Marathon I've been asked a lot more about running and the Boston Marathon.  I thought I would take some time to share the questions and my answers with you.

Q.  Have I run the Boston Marathon
A.  No, see next question.

Q.  Will you ever run the Boston Marathon?
A.  Entry into the Boston Marathon is by qualifying time, I would have to run a 3:25 marathon in order to gain entry based on performance.  My best marathon time is 4:10, it would take a lot of time and effort for me to raise my performance to that level, but I'm not saying no.  Now there are a number of charity slots where you can run the marathon if you raise enough money.  But to me Boston is about earning entry.

Q.  Are you scared about running your next big city marathon, i.e. Cleveland, Richmond etc?
A.  No I'm scared of not being there for my family, I'm scared of Big Foot and I'm scared of not being right By God.  If some crazy person takes me out during a marathon...I would be doing what I love and I will be in the presence of Jesus my savior.  In my mind I won!

Q.  Why?
A.  I've got no idea, your mad about your life, you disagree with our gov' don't like our freedoms...blow up innocent people.  I just don't get? 

Q.  Can you forgive this person/group?
A.  In all honesty...that is a tough one.  Jesus taught us to forgive those who trespass against us, as we ask for forgiveness ourselves.  

Q.  What am I doing to honor the victims of Boston?
A.  I'm running an 24 hour event this coming Saturday.  I will be wearing a Bib on my back to honor the victims of this crime.

1 comment:

  1. Good post, I will never run Boston, I am not a marathoner, I do half marathon's. I don't get it either...I will never understand why they target innocent people