My husband is convinced I'll do it and says he would support me to do it. Still so far my answer has been, no. Then this past Saturday night I saw lots of friends (some people I know in the real world, some I just know through FRC), posting about getting ready for Chicago. I have to admit I was a little jealous.
It was perfect weather for a marathon - clear temps in the high 50s low 60s.
I followed the progress of my friends online throughout the day. One finished in about 5:20, another 4:20 and one at 3:53 (which means she qualifies for Boston!!). Based on my current pace I would be around 4:40. Certainly respectable, but I think if I actually did cross train I could be faster. I was even more jealous seeing their pictures post race with big medals and proud smiles.
When I told my husband my friend qualified, he said, "you know you want to do it. Wouldn't it be cool to run Boston? We'd all fly out to cheer you on". We did live in Boston for a number of years, and did often go down to the finish. I would never qualify but I did look up this years charities and the MS society is one. Not sure what the minimum would be though.
I'm not committing to anything but I will admit that it's not something that seems so crazy anymore. Would be cool to be part of the 1%.