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.
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.