On Qualifying for the Boston Marathon: My Quest for a BQ

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What follows is an except from a post I just published to the dailymile Community Blog:

If you asked me 5 years ago what the letters BQ stand for, I would have had no idea. Back then I was overweight, out of shape, and the idea of qualifying for the Boston Marathon, or even running a marathon period, was nowhere on my radar. Sure, I ran from time to time, but it was mainly to justify my nasty eating habits, and to reduce the guilt I felt about my growing waistline. I’ve come a long way since those days, and I owe a lot of credit for my transformation to the mystique surrounding “Boston.”

To read the rest of this post (it’s one of my current favorites), follow this link to the dailymile Community Blog – comments are welcome!

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About Peter Larson

This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

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