10 years ago, this month, Bojan and I ran our first marathon. We trained mostly on our own because of schedules. In that time of our lives, we were still a month away from walking across the stage at Northeastern graduation at The Garden. We didn’t know anything about how to train or race over 26.2 miles. We were handed our numbers and had only one goal: Survive. From Hopkinton to Downtown Boston, our goal was to survive the marathon, without walking, and see what this distance was all about. On raceday we made our way onto the bus that took us to the racers village. There we met other NU Huskies who we knew from campus. We smiled and laughed and pooped in the porta’s. Like anyone who was getting ready for their first marathon, we were all pretty nervous.
Fast forward to this weekend. Bojan and I will be taking on 26.2 miles at The North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain, NY. Though many things have changed from our first marathon in 2006 up until today, many things are the same. The distance is still scary long, finishing is the goal, and the only reason we’re even signed up is because of one another’s pressure to do big scary things. To the many who’re racing this weekend, this spring, and any other time this year… we salute you.
If anyone is on the fence about joining us this weekend in NY, you can still sign up here. We hope to see you there. Wear paint… wear paint every day. Oh, and use code “NPNY15” to get a discount on registration for any event.