A few people have asked me if I got into the Boston Marathon given the registration mess that occurred. I’m happy to report that I was well prepared at 9:00 AM on registration day and did manage to get in (pending verification of my BQ time). I had suspected that it was going to fill fast, though I won’t go so far as to say that I though it would fill in 8 hours. After about 25 failed attempts to register with the initial BAA form, a friend on Twitter forwarded me a corrected URL that got me in on the first try – yet another benefit to being a part of the on-line running community!
In other Boston related news, I purchased my first ridiculously overpriced race photo since my fist marathon, and you can see it below from the finish line at the Hampton Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon. Regarding my left foot, after an extensive review of the scientific literature, I have come to the conclusion that heel striking is the most efficient way to land while fist-pumping in celebration of a hard-earned BQ