The late Nelson Mandela once said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” In running, there are no truer words.
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
3:29:36. That was my official time for Sunday’s Modesto Marathon — a full 5 minutes and 24 seconds faster than my Boston Qualifying cutoff.
If you thought marathoners were crazy for running 26.2 miles for fun, let me tell you what’s really crazy: Me, the week before the marathon.
If you really want to irritate me, ask me this: “You’re already skinny. Why do you still run?”
They say you get out what you put in. If that’s true, March 23 will be the day I BQ.