In school, Beth would not have called herself a runner, by any means. She failed running the mile in high school three times. After the third attempt, her teacher told her “What’s more important than meeting the goal is that you tried.” It would be another 10 years before she actually ran a mile. At that point, she had recently committed herself to a healthy lifestyle and it was paying off. She had lost 70 pounds but none of that was through running. As fate would have it, on a business trip, she found herself at a hotel gym that had nothing but treadmills. She ran a mile that day and felt like she had conquered the world.
Since then, she’s run 18 marathons and 3 ultras. This will be her very first trip to Boston and though she look at it like a goal, she’s thrilled simply that she has the opportunity to try.
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