Why I run – Boston Marathon 2011 – inspiring running stories – Boston.com   Leave a comment

From Why I run – Boston Marathon 2011 – inspiring running stories – Boston.com

I run the Boston Marathon, because with gasoline at $3.69 per gallon, it’s too expensive to drive.

I run because it forces me to define myself.

I run because every other Marathon is just an appetizer compared to Boston.

I run to embrace my crazy. And to change a world. Because maybe the world needs people to be crazy and think outside the box to make a difference. I run for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-to help them make a difference. Running a marathon may seem crazy to some, but if I can…

I am running as a 50th birthday present to myself.

My inspiration to run fast lies in the Harpoon IPA waiting for me in the shower when I’m done. The crowd gets progressively drunker as the race wears on: from the Hopkinton friends and families (least drunk), to the Wellesley woo-girls, through BC and BU, and finally to the alcohol fumes wafting off the post-Red Sox crowd at Kenmore Square (most drunk). The sooner I finish, the sooner I can join them!

I love running because it sets me free.

Because it sure beats standing around.

Check it out for more inspiration: http://www.boston.com/sports/marathon/whyirun2011/#/story-1089

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Posted April 18, 2011 by yoda in Uncategorized

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