I am a Direct Marketer, Merchant, Programmer, and Marathon runner.
I qualified for The Boston Marathon in 2009 in Chicago by running a 3:30. Getting a BQ was one of the most exciting accomplishments of my life. I needed a 3:45 to qualify but had always had a personal goal of running 26.2 eight minute miles – 3:30. With the help and direction of my coach, Professor Fernando Braz and his Going the Distance program I knew when I started Chicago that I could run a 3:30 – and I did.
I ran The Marathon in the Spring of 2010. Unfortunately, it was a really rough trip, but I finished. Marathon week in Boston was an absolutely unforgettable experience and I was back again on April 18 of 2011 and ran a BQ. Now I headed to Boston again for my 10th and some say final Marathon on 4-1513.
I’ve been running for 15 years or so but got “serious” about my running in 2004 when I ran my first marathon.
I’ve raced at every distance you can imagine (well nothing longer than a marathon) and I like running the marathon and if the truth be told, like the training that goes with it even more, after Boston it maybe time to
hang up my marathon shoes. After all who wants to see an old man in running shorts.