Monday, January 16, 2006


There's nothing quite like running the Boston Marathon.

From the tiny town square of Hopkinton to Boston's Back Bay, runners experience 26.2 miles of highs and lows, pleasure and pain, and oh yeah, Heartbreak Hill.

The race is held every April on Patriots Day, a state holiday in Massachusetts. But the journey for most runners like me starts in January. It's time to train! And that means early-morning runs on the streets in my neighborhood, late-night treadmill workouts at the gym, and even a little yoga. This year it officially started two weeks ago with my first long training run with the best running club in the Boston area--the L Street Running Club.

This year I'll be running my 8th Boston Marathon.