Monday, April 20, 2015

Target Boston: Day 1

The finish line of Boston Marathon (I had taken this picture in 2012 when I had visited Boston for a conference)
Today was the 119th Boston Marathon. Incidentally, despite it being my favorite race, I had completely forgotten about it. I remembered about the race only after I was reminded about it by my Department Chair in the morning.

It has been my dream to qualify and run the Boston Marathon for a long time, but I never fully committed myself to it, and consequently have not been able to fulfill this dream. So today I set a goal for myself: to qualify for the Boston Marathon by 31 December, 2015. This gives me little over 250 days to achieve my goal. Given the appalling levels of my current endurance, I know this is going to be a long and uphill battle, both literally and figuratively.

Today I ran a mere 1.25 miles. I know this is short, but with a strong determination, consistent training, and a little bit of luck I should be able to achieve my goal. At least, that's what I hope. I plan to write regularly about my training here. Stay tuned, if this interests you. And don't hesitate to leave in a word of encouragement periodically; I will definitely appreciate it. Thank you!