In honor of those running today I’m going to be dropping my r’s, overusing the adjective ‘wicked’ and adding a ‘y’ to the end of everyone’s name. “I just put that repaht on yah desk Scotty, it was wicked hahd so I hope you appreciate it.” To really make your Boston accent authentic you’re also going to have to curse every 3rd or 4th word for no apparent reason.
I’m going to share a little secret with you; running Boston is not something that has ever appealed to me. I’ll tell you why since I doubt that anyone that’s actually running Boston is stopping by here today to see what I’ve got to say. First of all to qualify for Boston I’d have to get significantly faster, this isn’t the part that doesn’t appeal to me, I would love to be fast enough to BQ. However, once I got to be fast enough for Boston why would I want to go run a tough marathon course where I was practically guaranteed to be one of the slowest runners there? (By virtue of just barely qualifying.) If I put in all the work to get that fast, I’m going to go run one of the flat Rock ‘n’ Roll marathons with thousands of people slower than me so that I can finish in the top 30 - 40% as opposed to finishing in the 90th percentile as I imagine I would in Boston.
Don’t get me wrong, I can definitely see the draw of running a prestigious marathon like Boston, I just don’t think it’s for me. Anyway, don’t spend any more of your time today reading my wicked sahcastic remahks, head on over to baa.org to follow the live commentary of the race and check out the links to watch it live online.
And again, best of luck to all the