I might be in the minority, but I thoroughly enjoy watching marathons on television. I love listening to the commentators tell the stories of the athletes and the history of the event. On Monday, I watched as over 30,000 runners in Boston achieved their goals of completing the 2015 Boston Marathon. I thought of all that each runner had to overcome to make it to the start line and then, of course, to finish strong, BOSTON STRONG.

My first marathon was as a “bandit” in the 1990 Boston Marathon. This means I didn’t have a number but was “allowed” to run. I was 24 years old. Half a lifetime ago. Little did I know that when I donned my running shoes that April morning that 24 years later I’d still be running and racing and setting goals.

In August 2014, I ran my 10th marathon…only this marathon was in the final leg of my first Iron-distance triathlon. To keep me honest, I blogged about my experience, the highs and the very low, lows.

If you’re thinking of challenging yourself this year, start by reading my blog called, My Iron Year. You can click the title to read it online, but it starts at the end. If you’d like to read it in chronological order, download my first ever e-book (for the low price of $.99…Amazon wouldn’t let me give it away, I tried).