the idea of actually being a marathoner in just a few weeks (four, to be exact) is kind of crazy to me. i know i'm probably beating a dead horse saying this, but i wasn't really a runner just three years ago. so to go from zero to marathon in three years is kind of mind-boggling. i don't think about it often, but three years ago running a mile was painful. this weekend i ran 18 miles, and took a solid minute and change per mile off from my time last year. i'm running smarter, faster and i feel so strong.
twenty-five has been a life-changing year for me, and it seems fitting to basically close out this year running boston with 35,999 of my closest friends. hell, i can't wait to run this marathon as a byer (not legally, but you get it).