I am a Boston Qualifier

I did the best I could yesterday and I ran a smart, strong race.

Stomach cramps started early on.

But not until Mile 18 did I make my first pit stop.
Then again at Mile 21.
It was hot and it was hilly.  Parts of the course were miserable.
I kept going though and I never gave up.
My slowest mile was done in 8:35.
My last mile was my fastest in 7:32.
Official Time: 3:34:46
I am a Boston Qualifier!!

Coming up the hill at the end of Mile 26. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Hendry Young.
Thank you to everyone for all of your support and encouragement!

Full recap coming soon.

25 thoughts on “I am a Boston Qualifier

  1. Wow, way to go! Even with cramps and bathroom breaks — impressive! Looking forward to a recap, after you've taken some time to recover, of course. 🙂

  2. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!! Funny story – my stomach was awful on my first BQ too! I had to stop four times but I never quit. GREAT JOB not giving up. You should be super proud of your accomplishment. HUGS!!!

  3. Jess, this post just brought me to tears. I cannot express how proud I am of you big sis! You accomplished something amazing yesterday, something that, even as a fellow runner, is beyond my wildest dreams. I watched you cross the finish line and my heart grew. I don't know if I have ever said this, but I look up to you in so many ways. Each day over the last year I have watched you grow more and more with your running. Your determination, your focus, your drive, your positive energy…it is all so inspiring. I am so proud to call you my friend, my sister, and now a BQer! You have my word…I will be in Boston to cheer you on! I love you!

  4. Yes, you are!!! The title of this post made me SO HAPPY for you! Next year will be my first Boston too! 🙂

    Great, great run! Looking forward to reading your recap!

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