Sunday, January 8, 2012

How to Qualify for Boston

Its the end of the day, and LJ and P are having a conversation about what we would need to do to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Some highlights (and I'm paraphrasing):

Run everyday to 100%. If you run to 110%, you'll get tired and injured. If you don't tax yourself enough, your body won't adapt and you won't improve.
You have to make it a priority. you can't just say 'oh I'd like to' - you have to make a plan.
You have to get up and run every morning.
LJ suggests running with people. "I'd rather talk to people than listen to music". It helps you stay motivated, and to run faster.
You need a work life balance. LJ - "I had undergrad professors who would run on there lunch breaks. They were really an inspiration." some people try to balance too much, and then nothing ends up getting ahead, so set your priorities.

An inspirational quote from LJ "I'm not just going out for a run. It's who I am, it's what I do."

After we finished our Run this morning we decided to make the most of Boulder. P suggested looking up "top ten" lists of things to do in boulder. We then proceeded to see how many of them we could do. It started with Snarf's for assorted veggie toasted subs. Then we hiked Chautauqua park as the snow was really starting to come down. Despite a few falls it was a great hike.

Up Next was the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse for dinner and ... well tea. The free refill of their house made hot Chai was a hit for the girls.

Of course, a day out in Boulder had to be ended in a brewery. So we stopped in at Mountain Sun Brewery for a beer. If you've ever been there, you'll know 'a beer' consists of ordering a beer and being given about a dozen free samples covering everything on tap.

Well, enjoy a few of the photos of our rather awesome day!

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