Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Boston 2014

Hi friends!  Life is amazing in this part of the world, more updates later when I'm not studying for a physiology exam :(

I've been pretty silent because I've been so busy with the start of my anesthesia program, but I just wanted to pop in really quickly to tell you how excited I am about some big news that I just got today:
My entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon has been accepted!

I made their cut-off by LITERALLY ONE SECOND.

Seriously insane.

There were so many applicants this year that not everyone who qualified was able to get a spot in the race...even with a few thousand additional spots...

Today they revealed that they only took people who beat their qualifying requirements by 1 minute and 38 seconds.

I beat my qualifying time by 1 minute and 39 seconds.

Let me repeat, literally ONE second.

The only marathon that I ran during this past year's qualifying time period was the 2013 Boston Marathon (read about my experience here.)

To sum it up, during Boston 2013, I became delusional around mile 20ish, BARELY finished (lots of weaving and looking like a crazy robot.)  I felt really sick and ended up in the medical tent.  At the time, I had no concept of my finishing time and I was just glad to have made it out of the experience in one piece.

Little did I know that my time would be so insane, letting me slip by with one second to spare.

I cannot wait to go back and be a part of something that is SO MUCH BIGGER THAN JUST A MARATHON.

27 comments:

  1. Oh my word. So close. Congratulations! May this be your best marathon yet.

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  2. Talk about cutting it close, WOW! Well I guess it was meant to be :) Congratulations! You're awesome for going back after the awful experience you had last year!

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  3. Congrats to you! Here's hoping next years marathon goes much better for you.

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  4. Wow, that is insane. 1 second. Well consider it a blessing since you (and many others) had such a traumatic race last year. Hope Boston 2014 is the best year for everyone.

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  5. Yay, congrats! And good luck with your program and test!

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  6. This is so crazy. and perfect for you that it'll be Boston again. GAH. Insane. big hugs!

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  7. Congrats! I thought about you and wondered if you'd be able to register. Hope school is going well!

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  8. Congrats on getting in, one of those times that we realize that even a second can make the world of a difference (I also know people who missed by a second). I will be there this coming year as well (my first Boston) and I really can't wait, it will be an incredible experience for sure.

    Good luck with all of your studying and stuff!

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  9. This makes me so happy! So great for you!

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  10. That is great news, now, when does training start?

    I would say March, but you are going to have to do a lot of training before then to put in the training you want to be able to do in march... So I guess it's a lot of winter running for you!!!

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  11. You did cut it close getting in to Boston! Congrats on getting in!

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  12. Congratulations! A second is still the difference. I just read your race recap again, and, I don't know, it just seems kind of fitting that you would have te opportunity to be there next year.

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  13. I loved reading your letter! Oh Kat...congratulations...one second... One second changed everything at Boston last year.....I watched Twitter feed last year waiting on some word you were o.k. I'm so happy you got to go back with your second....touches my heart...So happy for you and I'm proud of you too...

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  14. CONGRATS!!!! What an amazing accomplishment! Best of luck in school too!

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  15. Congrats on getting in with on sec to spare! That is crazy how close. Time to rewrite your Boston ending. That is how I feel about going back to Boston. Happy Training to you!

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS!

    And goodluck on your exam! Go nail both the marathon and exam!!! :)

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  17. I'm so glad you got a chance for a redo of the Boston marathon- congrats!

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  18. That is great. Enjoy the run. You deserve it.

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  19. Hey,you. Haven't heard from you in awhile and just wanted to check in and see how you are doing!

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    1. Hey Gracie, thanks for checking in-- I've pretty much just been busy with school...and then running when I have time. Stuff is pretty good! I'm out in Denver right now, it's so relaxing out here!

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  20. Boston 2014... well it's time to start training.. I have just noticed that the year has started and while I think about my next post I'm looking at a couple of blogs I 'stalk' and without a post from you in some time I hope the training has started...

    Good Luck

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  21. Yipee!! SO happy for you!! I did not re-qualify at Boston last year but am hoping to at OC this year. Best of luck training! Can't wait to stalk, I mean FOLLOW, your training!

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  22. I just saw a ESPN story about Boston Marathon, and saw that picture of you as part of it. It was narrated by Tom Rinaldi. If you are running tomorrow, run Boston Strong.

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  23. Here are the video links - probably not a good idea to watch it before the race, it is an emotional video:
    Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0oddFGTrJI

    Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_jR6RYEOOs

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