This morning at the Austin Marathon, Em qualified for the prestigious Boston Marathon!!
He finished somewhere around 3:07 (3 hours and 7 minutes) and needed 3:10 to qualify... For those of you who don't know, this means he was doing a little over a seven minute mile....FOR TWENTY SIX MILES!
Emmanuel has been working his arse off to qualify for the Boston Marathon. He ran his first marathon only two years ago, and after finishing claimed "Next, I'm going to qualify for Boston!"
Well, you did it! Yay!
This goes to show that determination and freakishly hard work really do pay off. Em works for RunTex. He runs with a running group and has a coach who was a former Boston finisher and top ranked runner. He even fills up the water jugs around Town Lake for all you other Austin runners.
Boston is full for this year, so he will be running in it in 2010. My mom is already making plans to go. If I am in the Peace Corps, I wont be able to make it unfortunately.
As for me, I am at home with TWO pink eyes. Thank you children at school. (I'm assuming I got it from them) I'm trying to wait til Monday to go to the UT doctor and get the ole antibiotics. Waking up with goo-glued eyeballs= not fun.
But at least they aren't swollen shut... yet.