Goal time: 2:30
Actual time: 2:37:08

I stretched myself. I pushed myself.

Based on the times it appears I came up short.

If you look solely at the times, I did.

But I’m not so sure I did.

I ran a personal best in the Boston Marathon.

I ran my 6th and fastest marathon ever at the Boston Marathon – a hilly, tough, challenging course.

There’s nothing to be ashamed of and embarrassed about when you go for it and give it your all.

Overall I’m happy.

I ran a personal best.

I’m making progress in the right direction.

I’ve yet to run my best marathon. I’ve yet to run my best time. That’s encouraging.

If you’re interested in more of my marathon thoughts, please read my next post.