I need a date for the 2014 marathon!
The marathon is about three and a half months away from now and I still have something very important to figure out: who my guide is going to be. This is a very important part of the marathon. This is not simply about finding someone who will do something for me. Rather, it is about finding someone who will be something with me. The mission I have is only successful as a partnership and that is exactly what I see my guide runners as. We are partners, we put in equal effort and have as much invested as the other. Most importantly, there is mutual respect for one another.
I am looking for a running partner for the coming marathon and am hoping to connect with a few people. As always, I am looking to connect with new running friends for casual runs and other events. However, finding a partner for Boston this year is a bit different and it will only come to me when I feel like I have found someone I have connection with who can also meet the same goal time as I. For this year, I am hoping to pull off a 3:45:00. The crowds are going to be huge this year, so who knows how realistic going after a specific time actually is. At the end of the day, it just needs to be under 5 hours. I am also looking for someone who is willing to possibly be featured in any sort of media coverage. The 2013 marathon had a lot of opportunity for this and I am not too sure how 2014 is going to be, but I prefer someone who is not camera shy
Finding the right guide is almost like dating; it takes a few tries, we need to get to know one another and it may take some shopping around until you find the right one. I know that crossing the finish line this year is going to be very, very emotional for me. So a touchy, feely kind of person would be good.
I would also love to find someone in the Boston area. This would make for much easier training, as we could be within reach of one another. We’ll be spending quite a bit of time together, side by side, running through the streets of Boston.
I look forward to communicating with a few folks and finding the right guide. I am also open to having 2 guides, each one running half of the marathon. It may be hard to find someone at this point who can do the entire 26.2 miles with me. For some reason, it has taken me some time to write up this post.
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