I’m going to Boston!

After 3 years of hard work and 5 Marathons I have finally gotten into the Boston Marathon!

In November of 2008 I ran my first race (NYCM) after starting to run that summer. I missed Boston by 5 minutes, my qualifying time being 3:10. In 2010 I set out to attain a Boston entry and finally got my times up to par after a few near missed that really got me down.

It’s amazing what a little hard work, pain and dedication can do.

November 2008 =     3:15:51
2009 =                         Where’s the Marathons?
January 2010 =          3:13:13
May 2010 =                 3:15:27
November 2010 =      3:01:59
January 2011 =           2:58:16

“All of us are beyond defeat, we just need to rise to the occasion.“   

  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Congrats buddy, you deserved this!!!! Enjoy your victory lap!

  • I may just be there with you!!

  • Paddy

    Congratulations, Baker!!!!

  • Joe H

    Congrats on Boston!! Really exciting. I just want you to know that the first two sentences of your post make THIS mere mortal insanely jealous (ran my first marathon, missed BQ by 5 mins). For those of us that never realistically have a chance of getting to Boston (unless we can hold our current pace for about 40 years), we will be living vicariously through you there.

  • Congrats, Baker! You definitely earned it.

  • BOSTON! Congrats!! See you out there for those winter miles. 🙂

  • Robin

    So when is it???

  • Huge congrats buddy. An entry well deserved.